We Are Usually Asked About

WHO RULES EPA?

The governing body for EPA is the European Polygraph Association, who accredits this academy and has certified that there is adequate instructional material and academic resources for high quality training in psychophysiological detection of deception. The Israeli Computerized Polygraph Association (ICPA) and several other recognized organizations have supported the validation of EPA’s curriculum framework.

CAN ANYONE ENROLL IN EPA’S COURSES?

We reckon that if you intend to be a successful and qualified examiner, you should attend an institution that is accredited, recognized and formal. To this end, EPA maintains a rigorous admissions policy so that its students benefit fully from its curriculum and instruction. EPA is open to all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, physical limitations, or sexual orientation. For specific admission requirements, CLICK HERE!

WHAT ARE THE MAIN REQUERIMENTS TO BE ADMITTED TO EPA’S COURSES?

We expect you to:

  • Be at least 25 years of age, or lower if no minimum age is required in the country you intend to practice the profession. A previous course in psychology or physiology and a law enforcement background is desirable.
  • Be of verified good reputation, and not have been previously convicted of a felony.
  • Complete and submit the APPLICATION accurately, which includes but is not limited to copies of your ID (or Passport), CV, cover letter (stating why you seek to become a PDD examiner), police and criminal records certificate, and a face photo with a plain white or off-white background.

IF I AM ADMITTED TO EPA, WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS?

You are expected to complete EPA’s courses rightfully, accurately and successfully by fulfilling some criteria, such as surpassing the 70% of the maximum possible score, undertaking an end-of-course project and attending to a PDD practicum in an associate partner and/or affiliated business. Furthermore, EPA’s instructors always ask students to enhance their learning experience by completing all the activities listed for each unit.

WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO YOU OFFER?

The main EPA’s objective is to provide you with operational education and training in the best practices of the Polygraph profession. However, we have several options available in case you are interested in seminars and/or workshops regarding specific credibility assessment tools. Please also note that refresher training courses can be customized according to your needs. For further information, please contact Mr. Frank Pastor polygraph.management@gmail.com

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Our prices are about 80% less expensive than those charged by old-fashion polygraph schools. Tuition depends on the select course (BASIC, ADVANCED OR MASTER) and can range from $2000 to $3900. Additional PRACTICUM fees of $500 to $800 may apply and are not included in the tuition for the course since they must be directly arranged with the nearest associate partner and/or affiliated business. EPA also hosts optional webinars and workshops, which have a separate fee. Please note that we have several payment options based on your financial needs. You might even qualify for a discount! Contact Mr. José Fernandez for further details: poligrafo@icloud.com

WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED IN EACH COURSE?

It really depends on the selected training program. The main topics include History and Development of the Polygraph, Psychophysiology, Methodology and PDD Techniques, Interviewing and Interrogation, Instrumentation, Chart Analysis, Countermeasures, Results Reporting, Legal and Ethical Aspects, Research Methods and Professional Opportunities. Please use these outlines as a guide only, since EPA’s courses are updated regularly and may change between each offering.

WHEN DOES EACH COURSE BEGIN?

At your convenience; that’s a key feature of EPA’s courses since our number of resources and techniques makes it easier for you to learn with a very flexible yet formal study program. Our virtual campus is up and running 24 hours, 7 days a week. You will be able to move at your own pace and to complete the selected course up to one year after purchasing it.

WHERE CAN I ATTEND THE PRACTICUM?

EPA has partnered with various agencies, schools and organizations throughout Europe and abroad to bring quality polygraph training to your region. To learn more about practicum and how an organization can affiliate with our programs, please contact:

Patricia Fernandez de Landa

 Director of Academic Services

pflanda@gmail.com

(+34) 646 09 20 74

SHALL I NEED TO BE CERTIFIED BY APA TO WORK AS A POLYGRAPH EXAMINER?

Not at all! Currently there is no international law or regulation regarding where or how to become a specialist in lie detection. Furthermore, EPA’s courses are certified by the most established and prominent international associations such as the Europolygraph and ICPA (Israel), therefore our students are awarded with the legal status equivalent to those who were trained in schools endorsed by associations such as APA, among many others.

MORE QUESTIONS? Contact Mr. Antonio Fernandez (+34 680 19 13 92) or Mr. Frank Pastor (+34 699 56 02 42) at info@interpolygraph.com for any further information.

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