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Course Policies

PEAK is accredited by the American Polygraph Association (APA) and recognized by many state and national associations. For more information, visit our Accreditation and Recognition section. Be sure to view our Testimonials for more examples of how training from PEAK and our Director, Ben Blalock, have benefited real examiners.

Admission Policy

For those students who are seeking a career in polygraph, you will find that our program will best prepare you for success. Each student must meet the following minimum requirements in order to attend our Basic Polygraph Examiner’s Course:

  • Must have completed at least a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor of moral turpitude
  • Must be of verified good reputation as documented by professional references. Applicants may be denied admission if they have previously been refused admission to or expelled from any professional organization.
  • Must qualify (if applicable) for polygraph or credibility assessment licensure in the jurisdictions they intend on practicing.

Tuition and Refund Policy

Course fees are due prior to the beginning of the course of study unless other arrangements are made through the training center. Your spot in the course is not guaranteed until payment or other arrangements have been made. The tuition fees include all course materials, supplies and use of equipment and polygraph instrumentation together with staff consultation while in attendance.

Course Duration 2024 Fee* 2025 Fee*
Basic Examiner's Course 10 Weeks $6,000.00 $6,300.00
PCSOT Course 40 Hours $725.00 $750.00
Advanced Course 40 Hours $725.00 $750.00
Other Workshops Varies -- --

* All fees per attendee in US Dollars (USD).

If the course or workshop is cancelled for any reason, or if the student is unable to attend the course, any money received by the training center from the sponsoring entity will be refunded in full. If, however, a student is terminated, or if the student resigns during the course for any reason, a refund will be returned according to the following scale:

Attendance Refund
< 25% 25% Refund
25-50% 10% Refund
> 50% No Refund

Note: Any paid registrations that are cancelled by the student/agency will be subject to a cancellation fee of up to 10%. If the student/agency attends a future class (within 1 year), the cancellation fee will be refunded and applied to the cost of the class.

Academic Progress and Graduation Policy

During the Basic Polygraph Examiner’s Course, there will be a minimum of three written examinations in addition to a comprehensive final examination. Students shall achieve a minimum of a 75% or higher for each required examination. Additionally, numerous practical examinations shall be conducted (both diagnostic and screening) using proper methodology as taught at the training center. Various other assignments may also be required as determined by course instructors and/or director.

Suspension and Dismissal Policy

Any student who fails any written examination by not achieving at least a minimum of 75%, may be given one last opportunity to pass that written examination on a date and time agreed upon by both the student and the Director, or someone appointed by the Director. If the student fails this second opportunity, the student will be terminated.

Each student is expected to exercise professionalism throughout the course. Any acts of moral turpitude or dishonesty may result in suspension or dismissal from the course. Examples of such acts are criminal behavior, disruption, harassment, acts of threats or violence, cheating, theft, damage or destruction, and falsification of application.

Re-admission Policy

Considering the rigorous nature of these courses, some students may be unable to complete it with their initial attempt and, for these students, on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Director, readmission in a subsequent course may be available. In order for a previous student to be re-admitted into a course, the applicant must prepare a letter explaining the reason for re-admission, and detailing any corrective actions the applicant has taken in order to mitigate previous reasons for being dismissed from training.

Complaint Procedures

In order for applicants or other interested persons to know how to submit complaints regarding the training program, we advise that you submit your complaint in writing, not less than 30 days from the date of the incident. The complaint shall be mailed to PEAK with the attention of our Program Director.

c/o Program Director
1490 NE Pine Island Road, Unit 7B
Cape Coral, FL 33909

Professional Memberships

Following the example of our faculty, the training center strongly encourages graduates to participate in professional polygraph associations, including at local, state, regional, national, and/or international levels. The training center does not guarantee that students will be eligible (including education and suitability) for professional polygraph associations, state or local licensure, or certification. Graduation from the training center is not the only requirement. The responsibility of determining eligibility for membership, licensure or certification for each entity, organization or jurisdiction is on each student.

American Polygraph Association
American Association of Police Polygraphists
National Polygraph Association