The following are courses available at the PEAK Credibility Assessment Center.
Basic Polygraph Examiner's Course consists of a minimum of 400 hours. Most Basic Polygraph Examiner's Courses for this institute are completed in a ten-consecutive-week cycle. Nevertheless, all basic courses offered will be completed in not fewer than 10 nor more than 17 weeks according to accreditation standards. For more information about the basic course, visit the Basic Course Curriculum page of our website. The Basic Examiner’s Course fee is $4,995.00 (USD) and is generally due prior to the beginning of the course of study unless other arrangements are made through the training center. The tuition fees include all course materials, supplies and use of equipment and polygraph instrumentation together with staff consultation while in attendance.
May 8, 2017 - July 14, 2017
September 5, 2017 - November 10, 2017
January 8, 2018 - March 16, 2018
In this course, students improve their ability to prepare for and administer polygraph examinations. They will be introduced to a myriad of validated polygraph techniques, as well as procedures to reduce inconclusive results, improve test data quality, and improve their overall knowledge of polygraph as a whole. The curriculum is flexible in that the instructors accommodate to the wants and needs of the students attending. The Advanced Course costs $600.00 and provides 40 CEUs.
March 27 - 31, 2017
July 24 - 28, 2017
December 4 - 8, 2017 (Located in Lafayette, IN)
March 26 - 30, 2018
The Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT) Course prepares students to successfully complete the End of Course Written Examination, approved and recognized by the APA. This examination is only required for those seeking to become PCSOT certified with the American Polygraph Association (APA). The course will consist of a minimum of 40 hours of specialized instruction approved by the APA. The course will review various types of PCSOT examinations, including Instant Offense, Instant Offense Investigative, Prior Allegation, Sexual History I, Sexual History II, Maintenance, and Monitoring Examinations. The course will also include a review of the containment approach, victimology, deviant behavior and treatment for sex offenses, the APA's model PCSOT policy, the APA's & ASTM's standards of practice pertaining to PCSOT testing, and proper test question construction for PCSOT testing.
Law enforcement examiners in particular benefit from this course because the specialized instruction covers a wide range of sex crimes. Whether law enforcement examiners conduct pre-employment, criminal, or internal affairs examinations, they will be prepared to properly interview and test this unique set of crimes. This course also prepares law enforcement examiners who are preparing for leadership positions in law enforcement where they might be required to supervise any or all of the following departments: polygraph, forensics, major crimes, sex crimes, field investigations, human resources and recruitment, or internal affairs programs and personnel.
The course also qualifies for continuing education credits (units) for those who are already PCSOT certified. The PCSOT Course fee is $600.00 and provides 40 CEUs.
July 17 - 21, 2017
March 19 - 23, 2018