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"Thank you so much, Ben! This Advanced course opened my eyes and I realized that I have a lot of modifications to do. This class has enhanced my ability to become a better examiner! I will use the lessons learned to improve and teach/coach other new examiners. Thank you so much!"
"Iâ€™ve always been impressed with the quality & relevance of the topics covered during an advanced class at PEAK. Ben is an outstanding instructor who is a credit to polygraph."
"I attended the PEAK advanced course in July of 2021. This course was exactly what I needed to increase my confidence with administering polygraph examinations. Ben answered all of the questions from students with patience and research based answers. The course addressed specific needs of the students in a way that guaranteed that every student leaves the training with better understanding. I recommend that every examiner take this course regardless of experience level. This was the best way for me to increase my knowledge of polygraph and met the requirements for continuing education."
Pierce County, WA
"The course (PEAKâ€™s Advanced Course) was a perfect follow-up to update and supplement my existing training. Given that I travelled a significant distance, from a police agency in another country, for this course - my expectations were high. Ben didnâ€™t disappoint. He is clearly informed and passionate. He cited current research for every piece of instruction he provided. My agency will be benefiting from practical updates we will implement right away. Given the present and historical benefit of this training, the advanced polygraph examinerâ€™s course is now categorized as part of our agencyâ€™s annual â€œMandatory Trainingâ€ for experienced polygraph examiners."
"I just wanted to thank you all for a wonderful week of great instruction (PEAKâ€™s Advanced Course). There were so many of my questions that were addressed and so many new things that I learned in a single week. Being a new examiner myself, and a recent graduate of another school, I am just envious of your PEAK graduates. The PEAK graduates in our class seemed equipped with the most updated information and studies, more confident to perform a test, and disclosed they performed more training exams than I did.
Regardless of where you went to school, Ben took the time to address everyoneâ€™s concerns, teach what the class wanted to know/improve upon and even provided insight into upcoming changes that are soon to come. A week here is a definite investment in your polygraph career. Thank you all for helping me be a better polygraph examiner. "
"The PEAK PCSOT class exceeded my expectations. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and the material they presented was comprehensive and pertinent. At the conclusion of the class, I felt well prepared to conduct PCSOT polygraph examinations."
"I attended PCSOT training at PEAK in July, 2021. The training was informative, relevant, and up-to-date. Mr. Blalock and the entire staff at PEAK are top of the line polygraph examiners with a heart for teaching. They are truly passionate about the profession and art of polygraph. I attended the basic polygraph examiner training course at a different school a number of years ago. Mr. Blalock pointed out the "good" things I brought with me, and showed me, through an evidence based approach, how I can not only improve, but showed me how I can apply what I learned, starting today. Mr. Blalock's "best practice" approach to polygraph removes the "ego" out of polygraph instruction with researched based facts. I would recommend PEAK without any reservation."
"You are the instructor that gave your all to the polygraph cause. You are a really dedicated vet who is very knowledgeable and responsible about the way you teach PCSOT. You have shown tremendous responsibility and technicality during the entire course. I appreciated the tremendous effort you devoted to your polygraph courses and I hope PEAK can continue to thrive as a business along with the rest of your team."
"This class was amazing. Ben is knowledgeable in every aspect of polygraph and is excited to teach it. He is able to take complex topics and make them easy to understand and apply to daily polygraph work, and he keeps students engaged and interested the whole time. I highly recommend Benâ€™s classes to anyone, regardless of where they attended basic polygraph school."
"I recently attended the Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing class in Cape Coral, Florida. The director and instructor, Ben Blalock, taught the class, along with several other members of his staff. I have attended many polygraph training seminars/classes over the years, and I must say, Benâ€™s class (PEAK) was by far the best. Ben is a well versed, highly intelligent and knowledgeable individual in the field of polygraph. Ben and his staff presented themselves in a highly professional manner, and were extremely kind and accommodating throughout the week. I would highly recommend anyone who is planning on taking any future polygraph classes to attend Ben Blalockâ€™s, PEAK, polygraph classes!!"
"The 16 hour PCSOT Sexual Deviancy course was very informative. I'm looking forward to taking other courses with PEAK."
on online PCSOT course
"I am so happy that I attended PEAK CATC for my polygraph training. The immersive learning environment and repetitive testing that PEAK adheres to has allowed my classmates and I to become competent and proficient polygraph examiners. At the end of the 10-week course, I feel very confident that I am ready to conduct polygraph exams."
on Basic course
"This course was very beneficial in preparing me to be a polygraph examiner in the field. I am very thankful that we had the time and opportunity to run so many tests. The repetition was very beneficial. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and does a wonderful job in not only teaching the material, but in answering each and every question the students have."
on Basic course
"PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center was by far the most challenging training class Iâ€™ve attended since joining Law Enforcement. Since I graduated feeling confident that I can administer a Polygraph exam from start to finish, it was all worth it!"
on Basic course
"I attended PEAK in 01/2021. The school was very overwhelming in the beginning but you will look back and be thankful. The quality of instruction was great. PEAK gives you the opportunity to go above and beyond the minimum requirements for completing the course. PEAK provided a vast amount of resources and gets you connected with all of their graduates after the course to keep you connected, informed, and answer any questions. The director of the school was very involved. There were opportunities throughout the course to address any questions or concerns. I have nothing but great things to say about this school. I was able to return to my agency and make much needed changes due to the advancement in polygraphs. The examiner I work with attended a different school one year prior to me attending PEAK, and I returned with a higher level of polygraph knowledge and experience. The other school did not invest in the attendees like PEAK did. PEAK wants you to be the best examiner and take pride in your important work. I always felt cared for while attending PEAK."
"The information is easy to read and very useful."
on online PCSOT course
"Great refresher course for sexual deviancy and PCSOT."
on online PCSOT course
"This was my first class with PEAK and it was a good experience and easy to navigate."
Patrick Le Page
on online PLE course
"There is a ton of reading in this course, but it is very informative. I feel like I have learned a lot."
on online DLST course
"I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and getting a basic understanding of DLST in hopes of implementing this approach to my agency's pre-employment polygraph screening process. Thank you!"
on online DLST course
"Excellent and varied presentation of material. Videos and slides supported written research."
Lee Ann Holroyd
on online ACQT course
"I completed the training on use of the PLE and the Acquaintance test. I found both trainings useful, informative and well done. The availability to complete the CEHs was also very convenient during the COVID-19 pandemic."
on online Utah course
"I found this course to be extremely rewarding and I would strongly recommend this course to anyone in the profession of polygraph. Very well done to PEAK for providing me the opportunity to take part in this course."
on online DLST course
"I recently attended the 10-week PEAK Basic Polygraph training; the learning experience was excellent! The immersion style of teaching was a bit overwhelming at first, but by the end of the training, I felt very confident in my knowledge and abilities. The staff is top-notch and teaches the most current information in the field. I have been conducting polygraph exams for my agency and had a few curve balls thrown my way, but with the training I received, I was able to handle them with ease. I highly recommend PEAK!"
"If you ever think you are up to date, just go to an Advanced Examiners Class through Peak Credibility Assessment! One of the most amazing things about this class is you get to have input on the subject matter discussed.
In addition, the most current, need-to-know information is provided throughout the course. The information and tools enable you to improve your skills and have confidence that you are current in the field.
Ben Blalock is an awesome instructor and one of the most well-known in the field. He has the unusual ability to take complex information and provide it in terms you will easily understand. This course is now marked on my calendar annually. It's a must attend!!!"
"The training I received at PEAK was excellent. I was amazed at how many hours the instructors spent with all of the students. We were encouraged to conduct polygraph exams not only in class but before class, after class and the weekends. If you want intense, extremely informative training with the most up to date information this is the place for you. Upon completing the ten week basic examiner course I was well prepared to perform polygraph examinations for my law enforcement agency."
"I recently attended your Advanced Examiner's Course and wanted to thank you for such excellent training and instruction. Despite the expense involved to travel from California to Florida to take a week long class, I found that it was worth every penny spent.
Your instructors were all excellent, and I commend Director Ben Blalock for all of the excellent information he covered in the class. I feel that I definitely came away with very useful information that should help me be a much more effective and knowledgeable polygraph examiner in my business.
I highly recommend your Advanced Examiner's Course to everyone! Thank you!"
"I didn't change my mind - PEAK is the best school accredited by APA."
on online PLE course
"This was my first class with PEAK and it was a good experience and easy to navigate"
on online PLE course
"PEAK online classes are thorough and address the topics at hand, providing good instruction for application. Hopefully they can expand course offerings."
on online ACQT course
"This course was perfect for my hectic schedule. I was able to leave the course for an extended time and return to where I had left off. The course was easy to follow and very informative."
on online ACQT course
"I found this course very immersive and interesting. I have learned many quality tools that will realistically help me enhance my career."
on online ACQT course
"Course was informative and in lieu of in-person instruction by Ben, well worth it; I'll be doing more online courses."
on online Utah CQT course
"I was not familiar with Utah CQT, but after this course I would feel comfortable using it."
on online Utah CQT course
"I find that I learn more from these PEAK online training than I do at conferences. The information is really drilled into you."
on online Utah CQT course
"Very happy with the PEAK crew. Very knowledgeable, incredibly quick in responding to questions or concerns."
on online Utah CQT course
"After completing this course, I feel very confident and competent in the course topic. I would take another online course from PEAK, and the online courses are a great alternative to in-person training, which is not readily available throughout the year."
on online Utah CQT course
"Once again a well presented and informative course by Ben."
on online DLST course
"This training presented by PEAK was easy to navigate and execute. The lecture was presented well and the reading material was very informative. I was able to leave the course and conduct other pressing matters that had interrupted the time frame I had scheduled for this training. I returned three days later and picked up where I had left off without any issues, working toward a successful completion. I highly recommend PEAK training courses to those searching for online polygraph examiner training that will be flexible for your busy schedule."
on online DLST course
"This was more like a college course than any training I have done since I attended basic polygraph training at Texas DOPS. I learned much more than in the past at the professional seminars I have attended. It required a lot of time and effort to complete, but was well worth it."
Tana B. Stone
on online DLST course
"A very well done, albeit time consuming training. It also added a good refresher course in basic polygraph principles."
on online DLST course
"The course was an excellent refresher to the Peak Basic Course. The information was current and identified trends in polygraph examinations to include practical approaches to the challenges of polygraph examinations. Well done. Well presented."
"When I initially signed up for the course I knew very little about Ben Blalock or PEAK Credibility. After completing the week long advanced examiners course I can say definitively that it was one of the best training courses I have taken. All of the instructors were knowledgeable and were able to draw on many years of experience within the polygraph field. Both the training and facilities were top notch. The advanced polygraph training course will now become a staple in my required yearly training for polygraph."
Hillsboro Police Department
"I traveled down here from Springfield, MO for my continuing education. Ben Blalock was our instructor. Great training and refresher, taught me some things I was missing and will bring back to my agency. Thanks for the great week and I will be back. "
Detective Eric Rogers
Springfield Police Dept
"Thank you for the training this week. Iâ€™m a huge believer in Polygraph regardless of the outside noise or agency belief and continuous command rotation. And thanks for entertaining a Backster Grad. PEAK went right along with my training from 2017. I highly recommend PEAK and look forward to sharing everything learned this week with my peer examiners. Thank you for the week. I will be back "
"Being a PEAK graduate and coming back for advanced training makes me feel like I am home again. The material covered is the latest and greatest. Any question you have is answered, and if for the rare reason an instructor does not know, they find the answer for you. From the time I left basic and came back to advanced training, so much has changed, and I gained the information I needed to get back to my state with the latest and greatest information related to polygraph."
"PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center (CATC) provides a real world hands on strategy using an immersion learning educational approach. For ten (10) weeks you will be submersed in a polygraph setting and environment, from the understanding of your polygraph instruments, to theory of the polygraph test, to proper scoring and selecting techniques (ACQT, UTAH, DLST, AFMGQT, and CIT, etc.) pre/post-test interviews as well as completing as many as eighty (80) plus polygraph exams. Director Ben Blalock along with his professional staff will motivate you with their own work related experiences using lectured based and group discussion to start your mornings followed by practical exercises. PEAK provides you with the best onsite equipment (LX6) as well as the most up to date validated techniques that will help you grow throughout the ten weeks as you continue through to the day of graduation. Upon completion of PEAK CATC course you will have all the competence and confidence to successfully interview, administer, score and properly report both screening and diagnostic exams.
I came to this class without any understanding or knowledge of polygraph and began administering DLST's day one upon my return back to my agency with confidence. PEAK will do the same for you."
"Like many others that have attended or will be attending this course, I was blind to what a Polygraph course would entail. I was advised by some colleagues that had taken the class that it would be hard and time consuming. They were right! I was overwhelmed with knowledge the first day. But let me tell you, every second spent training within and outside the class, learning the process, the hands-on training (you will get so much of this and it helps), and all the do's and don'ts made it worthwhile.
As soon as I graduated and got back to work, I was scheduled with a criminal test. I was very confident and excited going into this test because of the training I was given at PEAK. All of the instructors are top notch and go above and beyond to make sure you understand the material being taught. Thank you, Ben Blalock and PEAK Staff, for your hard work and dedication to making me one of the Best of the Best!"
Lieutenant Mary Brown
Florida Highway Patrol
"I am a proud recent graduate of PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center, and I just wanted to share my feedback. The training offered by PEAK, was one of the most professional and well-presented training classes I have ever taken. I want to thank Mr. Ben Blalock and his amazing instructors for ten weeks of thorough and well-organized training. The training was superb, and I genuinely enjoyed each and every moment of it. The lectures were truly inspiring, and I particularly enjoyed the hands-on polygraph training, which made the content easily understandable.
I have attended several advanced training classes before, but I can't recall any of them having such a strong impact. You all have done a fantastic job, and I appreciate your efforts. I admit, it was a lot of information to digest in ten weeks, but it's worth it when you can leave the training with confidence of doing your first polygraph the same day.
I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the preparation and execution of this training. You have all done a fantastic job, and I look forward to attending future training given the opportunity.
Don't think twice about what polygraph school to attend; PEAK is the BEST."
Master Detective Tangelia Jackson
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
"Director Ben Blalock is a genius. He is an excellent teacher and his knowledge of polygraph is like no other. I went into the class not knowing anything about polygraph but left feeling very confident. My agency scheduled me for three polygraphs my first week back after I completed school. Rather than my main feeling being that of nervousness, it was more of excitement. That is because this class prepared me for it. It not only taught me about the polygraph instrument and sensors but everything else about it. The who, what, when, where, why, and the how. If I had to describe this class in one word, it would be 'immersive.' There are probably other schools out there that don't require as much work; but if you want to be one of the best polygraph examiners in the world, this is the school you want to attend. I can promise you that I will be one of the best in the world and that is because I attended PEAK."
Sergeant Merle Burkhart
Escambia County Sheriff's Office
" I had no idea what to expect coming into this class. The two people I spoke with regarding the class both told me PEAK was the best polygraph school around and it was a lot of work and I would have no time to do anything but the class. Boy were they right. The class was intense to say the least. Ben said the first day of class that we (the class) were going to be lost and overwhelmed but to trust the process. Ben was right, by the 4th week it all started to come together and it started to click. I had no experience coming into the class regarding polygraph but at the end, I feel confident I can run a polygraph. "
"There's good, better, best, then the PEAK way. Ben Blalock and his entire staff are great. The amount of knowledge they each bring to the classroom is incredible. I came in knowing nothing about polygraph, now I have the confidence to start the day after I leave class. You can automatically tell Ben loves what he is teaching. He puts in his best effort to pass down onto us all the information we will need to strive in the polygraph field. I searched different polygraph courses, and asked people who they would recommend. Everyone said I would learn only the best at PEAK. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a great polygraphist."
"PEAK is a savior with their online advanced polygraph courses! Had it not been for PEAK I would not have made a deadline to complete required CE hours for licensing. The cost of the course is a fraction of what I would of had to pay to fly out of state and attend a seminar or other venue. I was able to work at my own pace and I found the course to be very interesting! Thank you PEAK!"
"I found the PEAK course to be a very accommodating, practical and affordable solution to required advanced training hours. I was able to work at my own pace at home and not have to travel at tremendous expense. The course itself was very easy to follow and informative. Definitely will help with my future examinations, test reliability, and professionalism!"
"You will not regret any PEAK training you take. This school is very detailed, clear and current on the best practices with Polygraph. There is a lot of information to stay up-to-date and current on and PEAK is definitely the way to obtain it."
"I have enjoyed and learned valuable tradecraft in both PEAK courses I have taken online. Although I prefer in-person conferences to learn, since the on-set of COVID19 and no conferences available, I have learned to enjoy pacing myself through PEAK's online training. The staff are very respondent and professional. I look forward to my next online class. "
Robert J. Smith
"The best and sincere reasons I could give for advocating PEAK's online training course: (aside from far-off travel) The convenience of being able to take the course at one's leisure (within a reasonable set time-period). The providing of PEAK's complete and concise class-notes, power points and videos which can be continuously reviewed (once again at one's leisure), The opportunity to work in a group format by sharing information with on-line seminar attendees, And most of all: The amount of time the student has in which to ponder, reflect and respond to the topics and questions posed to them in an non-rushed atmosphere that one really cannot enjoy when physically present at a venue."
Mark S. Ralton
"This was my second PEAK online course and it will not be the last. There was so much valuable information provided that will be useful in future polygraph exams. I found this course to be very thorough, thoughtful (explaining specifically why the ACQT is so important - and there are many reasons), and helpful in terms of preparing you to put the knowledge into action. The course addresses APA Standards of Practice relating to ACQT's. I recommend this course to all polygraph examiners, regardless of your level of experience."
"This is the first PEAK on-line training I have completed... but I plan on taking more courses soon. I found this (DLST) on-line course extremely informative and helpful in many ways. I think there was a good balance between information topics: research, history of DLST, considerations for all steps of the polygraph process (preparation, pre-test interview, informed consent info/ROI, office environment considerations, screening exams in general for public service use... I could go on and on).
I'll try and summarize: If you are looking for an extremely thorough presentation of the DLST and using screening exams for pre-employment testing in general, cough up $150 (small price I think), grab an awful lot of paper (I took 24 pages of notes), a couple pens/pencils, and settle in for what I think you will find to be a very practical and helpful learning opportunity/experience. This is a solid 5 star course in my humble opinion."
"The PEAK PCSOT course was one of the best courses that I have ever taken. This course was very well designed with great information, the right expert subject matter speakers, as well as knowledge applicability. Thank you for such a great course and your endless dedication to this field."
"Extreme thanks, to director Ben Blalock and the entire PEAK staff for an amazing course. The week was filled with comprehensive information and truly prepares an examiner to "Hit the ground running." PEAK's ethics, professionalism, and teaching ability are beyond reproach. An examiner who graduates from a PEAK course, is an examiner who is ready to test in the field. PEAK continues to be an asset to the field of polygraph testing and an outstanding training center."
Antonio V. Torres IV
Miami Police Sergeant (Retired)
"Peak Credibility Assessment Training Center (Peak CATC) is my agency's choice for all polygraph examiner training. As the fourth student attendee, I was told it would be an intense 10-weeks. It was!! Ben Blalock and his cadre are phenomenal. This was like no other law enforcement training I've done in my 23-year career. I was told it would be like drinking from a firehose and it surely was, but I could not have had a better experience.
After graduation, it was seven (7) weeks before I ran my first actual polygraph examination due to COVID-19 measures. The intensity and muscle memory this class instilled in us made my first polygraph a breeze. I overcame the obstacles each polygraph examination presents and had a very successful examination. With each examination since, the challenges of polygraph examinees have been nothing but a blip on the radar due to the thorough and intense training I received at Peak CATC. Thank you Ben, Scott, Jim, and Sandy. WWBD?"
Okaloosa County, FL
"I finished your online course on the acquaintance test. I want to commend all of you on excellent work. Even though I am an experienced examiner, I learned some new things and had some old ones reinforced. I do plan in the future to take another one from you and hope that you will continue to add new courses. I believe that online polygraph courses like yours are the wave of the future. Your course made me feel that I was communicating with a real and professional person who has the same values as I do."
"I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the Polygraph Advance Course in Cape Coral, Fla last week by Peak that I attended. Ben Blalock did an outstanding job with the course. This training was especially beneficial for me as I needed updating on polygraph issues. Peak is one of the few polygraph schools that offer an advance course which I think is very important. Ben was very thorough and presented the material in a very professional way. Even though I have been an examiner for many years I benefited a great deal from this training. I would certainly recommend this course to all examiners especially those who have been in the field for a number of years."
"PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center was recommended to me by two polygraphers and work colleagues. After speaking to Ben Blalock and visiting the school, I knew that it was going to be the right school for me. I have worked in several different specialty units throughout my law enforcement career and it always took me about a year to really feel comfortable in a new position. I am amazed by the confidence that I have going into a completely new field as a polygraph examiner after just 10 weeks of training. PEAK has been an incredible learning experience with full immersion into the world of polygraph. Ben's knowledge and passion for polygraph is inspirational. He has surrounded himself with a talented team of instructors who are all genuinely concerned with every student succeeding.
PEAK does not just teach you how to administer a polygraph, they teach you the how and why of every aspect of polygraph. They also teach you the best practices in the field. I have no doubt that I have received the best training available anywhere. I cannot recommend PEAK highly enough. I will continue to build the skills I have acquired here and continue with advanced training through PEAK as often as possible to keep up with this ever-changing field."
"I feel that PEAK does an excellent job of teaching the students. The instructors that are available to students go above and beyond to make sure that we understand the material. Ben Blalock is not only a exceptional instructor but an even better person. He will push you to the limit of what you think you can learn and then take you beyond that. It is not often in Law Enforcement training that you get to be associated with instructors that seem to have a vested interest in your education success.
The best way thing I could say about PEAK is that if I was to have a test administered to me, I hope that the person running the test is a PEAK graduate, because I know that they will be the best and do it right EVERYTIME. "
"PEAK CATC was a very challenging and intensive course. Over the course of ten weeks, I went from knowing very little about the theory and application of polygraph to feeling very knowledgeable and competent in both the principles behind the process as well as conducting the actual examinations. The instructors were all very passionate in their instruction and were very helpful in making sure the students thoroughly learned the material."
"Polygraph as a discipline has issues with dinosaur-ism...practitioners who do things the way they were trained, frequently many years ago, with no room for growth, education or expansion. The great thing about coming to PEAK is that you don't have to take anyone's word for anything. They show you the science, they back up their curriculum, and they push-up-to-the-minute scientifically validated techniques. There were two major changes to best practices just while I was in school, if that gives you any idea. Their instructors are long-time examiners, whose names are associated with nationally known cases, significant case law, and cutting-edge research. They tell you straight out if something they used to teach was wrong, and why they changed. Their adaptability to new research findings, leadership in the field, and decades of combined experience make PEAK the obvious choice for basic course instruction and continuing education. If you trained somewhere else, don't worry...their advanced course will be an eye-opener for you, and they will fix you up without judgement. Their basic course is not for the faint of heart...you will work and work hard. But you'll also leave a better polygraph examiner than 95% of the rest of the world, with the most current education available. Do yourself a favor and go to PEAK."
"This was one of the most challenging and awarding classes I have attended in my Law Enforcement career. I feel very confident entering the Polygraph community. Highly recommended class! "
Capt. Cleven (C.J.) Remondet III
St. John Sheriff's Office - Laplace, Louisiana
"Wow, great class. To Ben and all the instructors, thank you for your hard work in teaching us the best practices for today's polygraph. The training has made me feel prepared to get right into the field and start administering polygraph examinations. I look forward to returning to PEAK for advanced training classes in the future to make sure we continue to keep using best practices when it come to completing examinations. Thank you again for your dedication to polygraph and time dedicated to teaching."
Detective James Langton
Fort Myers Police Department
"Whether you are an experienced examiner or someone new to the profession, I would consider PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center to be the premier location for polygraph instruction. The instructor's have a wealth of knowledge and experience which they are not hesitant to share. The polygraph concepts taught here are leading the industry and based on proven scientific methodologies. After completing the 10 week basic course I can say that I walked away feeling 100% confident in my ability to conduct thorough and reliable polygraph tests."
"Being new to the polygraph world, I had no idea where to start. In searching Google for schools, there were choices all over the country, but I had no idea what differentiated one school from another. In speaking with the polygrapher who offered to intern me, he knew and recommended that I speak with Ben at PEAK Credibility. He spoke highly of Ben and said that he ran the best school that I could go to. I immediately spoke with Ben, and subsequently made my decision to attend PEAK. I will always be grateful for the excellent training that I received here. I can confidently go into this new business with no qualms about my skills and truly believe that I can begin at the top, and remain there, with the continuing education that is also available through PEAK. There truly is no better way to learn polygraph than from PEAK."
Jeanna Field, Esq.
Managing Partner, East Coast Polygraphy, LLC
"I recommend the PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center to anyone who is ready to be a world class polygraph examiner. After completing PEAK's basic training course I'm ready and more than confident enough to conduct criminal and screening examinations using scientifically proven polygraph methods. All of the PEAK instructors are experts in the field of polygraph and also dedicate themselves to thoroughly teaching every aspect of this subject matter. Everything pertaining to polygraph was covered in great detail while quality hands on usage of polygraph equipment was consistent throughout this course. Thank you PEAK Team!"
Baldwin County Sheriff's Office
"I am a graduate of the USAMPS program in 1985 and was a polygraph examiner; polygraph examiner supervisor; and polygraph Quality Control Manager for NCIS until 1999. I was also a polygraph examiner for the US Postal Service-Office of Inspector General from 1999 until I retired in 2003.
I became employed with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office as a part-time Cold Case Detective in 2009 and in 2013 was asked to implement a polygraph program and conduct pre-employment and specific issue polygraph examinations. I attended a Senior Polygraph Examiner Course presented by the NCCA in 2013 in order to become re-familiarized with the instrument. Since that time there are now three other Detectives here that have all attended the PEAK basic examiner training and have all been extremely impressive with their abilities coming out of the training and immediately being able to conduct quality examinations.
I recently attended the Advanced Examiner's Course held at the PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center in Cape Coral which was presented by Mr. Ben Blalock, Director at PEAK. Throughout my polygraph career I have attended numerous training seminars and I must say that Ben's course and his method of instruction has been one of the most interesting and well- presented courses that I have ever attended. This was the first course I've attended outside of the Federal government and I was eager to learn what the non-Federal examiners were being taught. Ben is extremely knowledgeable about the field of polygraph and an excellent instructor. He not only presents current information based on scientific studies of polygraph and techniques, but sought information from the group of advanced examiners and their experiences. The entire program was excellent and I personally came away with a wealth of new knowledge that will be extremely useful in future examinations. "
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
"This course was the most challenging, yet fulfilling thing I have ever done in my lifetime, besides graduating from the United States Marine Corp boot camp. The class work was intense at times, but Ben Blalock never allowed any of us to doubt ourselves. The other instructors, Scott Walters, Jim Orr, and the many other instructors used for the course were all amazing. If you are considering a career as a polygrapher, Peak is the only place you should consider."
Andre B. Sisson
"I had the opportunity to attend a much closer polygraph school about 20 minutes from my home. However, thanks to a close friend and another senior polygraph examiner I was encouraged to attend PEAK, which was clearly on the opposite end of the coast. I was very skeptical about committing to a large investment in terms of tuition, equipment, transportation, housing, etc.. This by far was the BEST choice I ever made. It was very interesting to see examiners visit PEAK during our course even though they had previously completed a course elsewhere and have them state they did not learn nearly half of what PEAK teaches.
I have no regrets and would definitely do it again. The quality of instruction and the instructors were by far the best. The instructors REALLY are very knowledgeable, reputable, and care about the students. Their backgrounds alone are highly reputable. My fellow graduates were all great and we have created long term friends. You will definitely graduate and be confident enough to start conducting quality polygraph exams. If you want quality evidence-based instruction and no regrets PEAK is the best in the world!"
Retired Parole Agent
"In the 25 years I have been a police officer; after all the years of training, certifications, and advanced training, I have never been to a more thorough, comprehensive and well instructed course as this one. The course is demanding, intense and very rewarding. The level of experience of the instructors alone provided a well-rounded course of instruction that was understandable and easy to follow. Ben Blalock has put together the best course curriculum and weekly outline that slowly brings everything in to perspective, so you really feel you are learning something every step of the way. No student is left behind. The course uses audio, video and kinesthetic teaching techniques to appeal to every type of learning modality. There are no stupid questions. The instructors answer your questions in such a way that you feel they truly care about you having the information without making you feel nervous about asking another question. Only the most up to date material is taught so by the end of the course you truly feel prepared to go out and administer a polygraph to someone with confidence.
Ben Blalock is a leader in the field of polygraph and has a wealth of knowledge he is excited to share with new examiner trainees. After ten weeks, the day I received my certificate and was able to walk out with the title of examiner was one of the proudest days of my life. This could only be achieved by the tremendous support of Ben and his experienced staff of instructors."
Ofc. Patty Morgan, Ret.
Titusville Police Department
"It was the best training I have had since graduating from polygraph school almost 17 years ago. Ben is excellent instructor and an expert in the field of polygraph."
D/F/Lt. Andrew P. Longuski
"While the PEAK Basic Examiner's Course covers all aspects of polygraph, I appreciated the particular focus on the practical application of polygraph examinations and chart scoring. PEAK also provided excellent study tools and exercises that made it easy to learn and retain the course material. I came to the program with no previous polygraph experience, but after ten weeks of training at PEAK I feel confident to return to my department and immediately being administering diagnostic and screening examinations.
Ben Blalock is an excellent instructor who uses patience and positive motivation to help pass on his extensive knowledge of polygraph to students. Ben, along with all the instructors and staff at PEAK, made this training a very positive and rewarding experience. "
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
"The experience that I have had at Peak Credibility Training Center has been an amazing experience. The class is a total immersion into the field of polygraph right from the start. Ben Blalock is an exceptional teacher with a passion for the polygraph field. All the instructors at the course were extremely knowledgeable, all with an extensive background in polygraph. The instructors push you to learn about the field of polygraph and motivate you to be the best you can be. All the motivation and encouragement to learn give an examiner the knowledge, skills and confidence to take with you to the field."
Minnehaha County Sheriff's Detective
"These past weeks sure have been a challenge, but I am honored to have been given the opportunity of having been taught by some of the world's best. I am impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the PEAK instruction team. The instructors thoroughly covered the topics and gave us instructions that would have taken a long time to master out in the field. I feel confident that I can hit the ground running.
I am glad I did my research on polygraph schools. For those considering a career in polygraph, you won't be disappointed coming here. "
Chief Michael Hall
Manchester Vermont Police Department
"The basic course at PEAK Credibility Assessment Center is very challenging. There is a tremendous amount of information to cover in ten weeks, but Ben Blalock and his instructors provide the information with presentations that are clear and interesting. From day one, you are getting hands on experience. Ben's passion for polygraph and excellence are demonstrated by his tireless efforts to provide the best teaching environment and tools for his students. The instructors at PEAK present the most current, scientifically supported methods and best practices for the field. Additionally, Ben and his staff have an incredible amount of real world experience that they freely share, to teach and inspire students. After successful completion of this course, you are ready to go into the field. "
Tampa Polygraph Services, LLC
"Along with everyone in my class, I am extremely impressed by each instructor and the entire course curriculum. Before attending this course, I was told by several polygraph examiners that Ben Blalock is the tip of the spear when it comes to directing and instructing a polygraph course. They were correct. All of our instructors are knowledgeable and each has many years of experience either in the military, federal government, law enforcement and the private sector. All have shown their dedication to teaching and each has been extremely willing to go above and beyond to help every student grasp the technical concepts and build skills needed to be effective polygraph examiners. I am very happy to have selected Peak as my school of choice."
"My experience at PEAK has been nothing short of amazing. Ben is the best instructor I have ever had in my 11 years in law enforcement. He is passionate, extremely knowledgeable, kind, humble, and motivating. The days flew by because he made learning so interesting and fun. I HIGHLY recommend PEAK over any other polygraph school out there."
Northport Police Department
"My time learning to become a polygraph examiner at the Peak Credibility Assessment Training Center was challenging to say the least, but it was the best law enforcement course I've ever taken in my 15 year career. The class material was based off of empirical scientific data and delivered in a way that was understandable. The most beneficial part of this class, in my opinion, was the hands-on portion. Being able to use the equipment from day one was very helpful. By the end of this course I was confident that I could walk out of the door and run polygraph examinations without any reservations.
The Director, Ben Blalock is an exceptional practitioner in the world of polygraph. The Peak instructors are the best in the world and the Lafayette staff quickly answered any hardware/software issues that arose during the course.
I would recommend the Peak Credibility Assessment Training Center to any agency in the country needing top tier polygraph examiners to conduct criminal and pre-screening examination at their respective agencies. Thanks again to the Peak Team! "
Northport Police Department
"During this 10 week basic polygraph course, Ben Blalock, along with all the other teachers, displayed subject matter knowledge, passion, and a desire for all students to succeed. Ben's dedication is encouraging and results in students excelling beyond what we ever expected. I have had many teachers and professors throughout my life, but have never had one genuinely care about the students, and the subject, so much. Not only is Ben committed to success in training, he and his group of instructors have developed a forum where alumni can reach out to instructors and previous graduates when in need of assistance. Ben's goal, and mine, was to be able to hit the ground running when I return to my agency. As a result of the amount of time allowed for hands on testing, I feel I am ready to tackle whatever is waiting for me. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has entrusted Ben with the training of numerous polygraph examiners, and as a result of the quality examiners returning from Ben's training, I believe they will rightfully continue to entrust Ben with this great task."
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
"Ben Blalock is one of the most talented polygraph educators available today. I highly recommend him."
Dr. Charles N. Painter
Former Director, NRO Polygraph
"Ben has a way of explaining an entire process, so that it just makes sense and provides one with plenty of examples of how to administer the exams and interpret the charts. His energy is unlike any I have seen from any instructor and he makes the class interactive and engaging by encouraging audience participation. One does not receive just a lecture but a free flowing forum where ideas are exchanged all with the intention of making the material work for the polygraph examiner. He encourages feedback and discussion.
Since meeting Ben, on numerous occasions I have asked him specific questions via email or telephone. I did not even attend Ben’s introductory class, but he has treated me as if I was a long time alumni of the program."
Detective Dan Templeton
Seattle Police Department
"What I found in Ben as an instructor was genuine humility and sincerity and a hands-on personal approach. For Ben and his team, it’s all about training QUALITY future instructors and doing justice to the future of the polygraph industry."
"With the continuing professionalization of polygraph, competent examiners understand the underlying science and are able to skillfully apply this knowledge to obtain the best possible results. Ben Blalock’s method of instruction results in examiners that know how to stay abreast of developments in polygraph and remain able to conduct state-of-the science examinations that withstand professional, scientific, and legal scrutiny long after graduation. Ben’s graduates are able to hit the ground running confidently upon entering the field. I have a background in multiple forensic disciplines. It is critical for me to be able to explain why I am applying a specific solution to a set of circumstances.
Ben has enabled me to reach outcomes when other examiners, trained elsewhere, have been inconclusive with the same examinee on the same case."
Detective Tom Coffey
Chicago Police Department
"Ben has a wealth of experience and is a great instructor. The other instructors that he introduced and used were also very capable and all of the instructors were passionate about polygraph and committed to the profession. I have had several occasions where I called him to ask a question about a particular case or test that I needed to conduct. He always welcomed my questions and was extremely insightful and helpful in these instances. He has been a constant and continued source of advice for me, and I know also for many other examiners."
Former FBI Polygraph Examiner
"I am very confident and comfortable in saying that the training I have received from Ben Blalock has been the best. Mr. Blalock uses hands-on training techniques that are taught in a way that are easy to master and remember due the handouts he provides and the thorough and easy to understand explanations he uses."
A-1 Expert Polygraph LLC
"As a former teacher and businessman, I recognize excellent skill sets; Ben Blalock and his Instructors are masters at teaching polygraph."
"My polygraph instructors instilled in me the importance of integrity and ethics and how important it was to maintain them. They would be important to my career and to the Polygraph community. Many names became familiar to me through my instructors as Polygraph professionals and as leaders that I can trust and turn to during my Polygraph career. One name in particular was Ben Blalock. I quickly realized why that was. His name appeared on top of many research papers published in many Polygraph journals. I also noticed that his name appeared along with many other Polygraph researchers and scientist. It struck me that Ben Blalock was in many cases a direct competitor of my instructors in business of Polygraph Training Academies, but they repeatedly gave him accolades. It was clear that they and Ben Blalock had one thing in common, the advancement of polygraph science.
I still have the occasional question in regards to my Polygraph examinations. One of the individuals I will turn to for an answer or suggestion is Ben Blalock. His quick replies are amazing. We all get busy in our duties, but he has always taken the time to address my questions."
Detective Chris McNamara
Maryland Heights, MO
"I was told about Ben's enthusiasm and teaching style by other polygraph examiners prior to attending Ben's course on PCSOT. They were right. Ben is a great instructor. He involves his students and engages them in his class. I can tell you that he goes above and beyond and truly wants all of his students to be the best in the field.
I have contacted Ben with questions on Test Data Analysis and question formulation since attending his course. I am very impressed with his teaching style as well as his follow up to questions after attending his class. He has always responded in a timely manner even though I know he is very busy."
Sgt. J. Keith Harvey
Macomb County Sheriff's Office
"I would personally give the highest recommendation to any prospective students that they should attend any training sponsored by Ben Blalock!"
Commonwealth of Virginia
"The level of attention Ben and his instructors give to each student is far and away the best available."
Polygraph Examiner, PGP Polygraph LLC
"Ben’s team of instructors are second to none and have varied backgrounds so you gain a wealth of knowledge and have the confidence that you will be an excellent examiner the very first time you conduct a live criminal or pre-employment exam. I am a private examiner, and anytime I have had a question, Ben and Gil have been more than willing to help."
Owner, Intelligentsia Polygraph, LLC
"Ben has been a great source of knowledge and assistance since graduating. I have consulted with Ben on several of my cases since graduation, and he has always been ready to assist."
Robert J. Busalacchi