The Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board licenses individuals who administer and interpret tests designed to detect deception or verify truth. The Advisory Board is comprised of three licensed polygraph examiners employed by Virginia law enforcement agencies, three licensed polygraph examiners employed in private industry, and two citizen members.

Important Notices Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Visit dpor.virginia.gov/COVID-19 for the latest COVID-19 updates, including information about the revised Executive Order.

Please note: DPOR Offices at the Perimeter Center are closed to the public due to the public health emergency. No in-person customer service is available and visitors are not permitted to enter the building or drop off materials.

Go to: Most Requested Forms (address change, criminal conviction reporting, certification request, etc.)


Applicants must read and understand the Regulations Governing Polygraph Examiners (PDF). Application fees are not refundable. 

DPOR Boards only accept the most recent versions of the applications provided below. DPOR Boards are not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.

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Application for Licensure/Intern Registration No online option  Interactive Static
Intern Supervisor Endorsement Form No online option  Interactive Static
Internship Completion and License Exam Form
  • NOTE: If you are a federal employee or member of the military, you are not required to complete the Internship Completion and License Exam Form (pursuant to Board Regulation 18 VAC 120-30-55). Instead, please complete the Application for Licensure/Intern Registration.
No online option  Interactive Static
Application for School Curriculum Approval No online option  Interactive Static

Laws & Regulations

Sign up for email notification of regulatory action and meetings by registering here.

Sign up for email notification of regulatory action and meetings by registering here.

The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall provides access to DPOR board meeting schedules, agenda, and past meeting minutes.

Visit the Town Hallhttps://townhall.virginia.gov/L/Meetings.cfm?BoardID=70  

  • NOTE: DPOR Advisory Boards (e.g., Boxing, Martial Arts & Pro Wrestling and Polygraph Examiners) are grouped under one listing on the Town Hall website.

Education

Examination

  • Applicants must obtain approval from the Advisory Board prior to taking the exam. 
  • Exam Applicants -
    All individuals must wear face coverings to and during the exam. During the exam, physical distancing guidelines will be adhered to, along with enhanced sanitation and safety measures.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the DPOR Exams office at 804-367-8544 or exams@dpor.virginia.gov

Exam Administrator 

  • DPOR Examinations Section 

Frequency and Dates of Exam

  • Four times each year 
    • January 14, 2021
    • April 8, 2021
    • July 15, 2021
    • October 14, 2021

 

Deadline for Application and Fees

  • One month prior to exam date
    • December 14, 2020 (for January exam) 
    • March 8, 2021 (for April exam) 
    • June 15, 2021 (for July exam) 
    • September 14, 2021 (for October exam) 

 

Application and Exam Fee

  • $200

Exam Location

  • Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
    Perimeter Center
    9960 Mayland Drive
    Richmond, VA 23233

Questions About Exam Scheduling or Registration?

  • Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) 
     
  • Exam Applicants - 
     All individuals must wear face coverings to and during the exam. During the exam, physical distancing guidelines will be adhered to, along with enhanced sanitation and safety measures. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the DPOR Exams office at 804-367-8544 or exams@dpor.virginia.gov

Only applicants approved by the Advisory Board should contact the DPOR Examinations Section at (804) 367-8544 or exams@dpor.virginia.gov. 

Other Questions?

To obtain an application package or to check on the status of your application, contact the Advisory Board office at (804) 367-6166. 

Sign up for email notification of regulatory action and meetings by registering here.

No Board-specific items at this time.

For DPOR news, visit the Press Releases page.

How do I contact the Board office? Will I be able to speak directly with a Board member? 

You may reach us by phone at 804-367-2719 (Licensing Section) or 804-367-6166 (Board Office), by FAX at (866) 430-1033, or by e-mail at polygraph@dpor.virginia.gov. Additionally, if you have information that you would like to mail to the Board, please send it to:

Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233

The Board members do not work in the Board office. They come into the Board offices for Board meetings and hearings, but are not here on a daily basis. Board office staff members can answer your questions and are trained to process all information that comes into the Board office. Please do not contact Board members directly.

How do I find a polygraph examiner in my area?

Visit the Records and Documents page for information on how to request a list of licensed polygraph examiners.

I need to renew my license, but I haven't received my renewal form. What do I need to do?

Send in the renewal fee, make checks payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, and include your license number on your check. Mail this information to:
Polygraph Examiners Advisory Board
Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233

You CANNOT continue to practice in Virginia after your license has expired.

My renewal payment was one day late and I have always paid on time. Can you waive the late fee?

No. The Board's regulations allow a 30-day grace period in which a license may be renewed without penalty (therefore, your payment is actually 31 days late). Staff cannot waive the fee.

I did not renew on time because I didn't receive my renewal card. Do I still have to pay a late fee or reinstate my license?

Yes. Board regulations state that failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to renew.

Does the Board office use the date of receipt or the postmark date to determine whether an application or renewal was received on time?

The date the application or renewal was received in the agency determines whether it is on time, not the postmark date. If the renewal fee is received after the due date, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. If the reinstatement fee is received after the due date, you will be required to apply as a new applicant, meeting all current requirements.

My address and/or name has changed. What do I need to do to notify the Board?

Many Boards allow you to update your ADDRESS using Online Services, so login to your personal profile to see if this is an option for your license type. The alternative is to complete, print, sign, and submit an Address Change Form to the Board office by mail. Unless updated online, all Address Change Forms must be received by the Board in writing. When providing a post office box as the mailing address, it must be accompanied by the physical address.

To report a NAME CHANGE: complete, print, sign, and submit a Name Change Form to the Board office. All name changes must be received by the Board in writing. Individual name change requests must be accompanied by a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, or other official documentation that verifies the name change.

Board Roster

Board Executive Director

Eric L. Olson

Board Administrator

Marjorie King

Member Roster

Board Member Roster

Karl H. Holzbach | Board Chair

  • Private Sector Examiner
  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2017
  • Yorktown

Captain John T. Orr

  • Law Enforcement Examiner
  • Second four-year term ends June 30, 2018
  • Virginia Beach

Lieutenant Michael E. Lovely

  • Law Enforcement Examiner
  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2018
  • Norfolk

George D. Grant

  • Citizen Member
  • First four-year term ends June 30, 2018
  • Henrico

Heather Brown

  • Law Enforcement Examiner Member
  • Unexpired Term June 30, 2022
  • Norfolk, VA

VACANT

  • Private Sector Examiner

VACANT

  • Citizen Member

Advisory Board members are appointed by the DPOR Director. 

DPOR stands ready to assist veterans and active-duty military personnel as they maintain or transition to civilian careers requiring professional credentials.

Active-duty military personnel and their spouses having served outside the U.S., as well as certain diplomatic service members and veterans, may be eligible to receive up to a five-year extension for meeting license renewal requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-117 of the Code of Virginia).

Spouses of active-duty military personnel assigned to a duty station in Virginia are eligible for expedited processing using the Military Spouse Expedited License Application (Interactive | Static). A temporary, non-renewable 12-month license for certain military spouses licensed in another state who need more time to meet Virginia-specific requirements is also an option if necessary. [Section 54.1-119

  • Military spouses also can get help covering the costs of transferring their professional licenses or certifications when they experience a permanent-change-of-station move with their service member spouse

For honorably discharged veterans, “substantially equivalent” military training, education, or experience may be credited toward certain license requirements (pursuant to Section 54.1-118). The Virginia Department of Veteran Services does not reimburse for exam costs. However, Veterans can be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The link for the information is here: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/test-fees.

Available Online Services

(Please check back periodically as we modify transactions in the future.)

 


Apply for a new credentialIntern Registration Examiner License

 


Address changeIntern Registration
Examiner License

 


Renew a licenseExaminer License only

 


Extend a credentialIntern Registration only

 


Reinstate an expired licenseExaminer License only

Go to Online Services

  • Initial application
  • By reciprocity
  • Request for exam eligibility
  • By Agreement/Board exemption