(a)  In addition to the requirements of Section .0200 of this Chapter, applicants for a polygraph license shall:

(1)           pass an examination and a performance test administered by a panel of polygraph examiners appointed by an entity designated by the Board;

(2)           successfully complete a course of instruction at any polygraph school approved by the American Polygraph Association, the American Association of Police Polygraphists, or the Board; and

(3)           have either:

(A)          one year of verifiable polygraph experience; or

(B)          complete at least six months of training as a holder of a polygraph trainee permit, and have administered no fewer than 50 polygraph examinations; or

(4)           establish to the Board's satisfaction a military occupational specialty and two years of verifiable experience within the past five years in the U.S. Armed Forces performing polygraph examinations.

(b)  In addition to the requirements of Section .0200 of this Chapter, an applicant for a polygraph license who is the spouse of an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces shall establish to the Board's satisfaction:

(1)           the spouse holds a current license, certification, or registration from another jurisdiction and the other jurisdiction's requirements are substantially equivalent to or exceed the Board's requirements; and

(2)           the spouse has two years of verifiable experience within the past five years performing polygraph examinations.

(c)  Applicants for a polygraph license may take the examination required in Subparagraph (a)(1) of this Rule no more than twice within a 12 month period. All portions of the examination must be completed within that 12 month period. Any applicant who fails the polygraph examination four times shall retake the polygraph course of instruction required in Subparagraph (a)(2) of this Rule before taking the polygraph examination again.

(d)  Polygraph operators who are duly licensed in another state may perform up to three examinations in this State without being licensed, provided that those examinations are for the purpose of an evaluation of that examiner and the Director has given authorization for this evaluation in advance.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 74C-5; 93B-15.1;

Eff. June 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2014; October 1, 2013; July 1, 2009; December 1, 1985;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .0501 Eff. July 1, 2015;

Readopted Eff. August 1, 2020;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2022.