The Instruction Branch provides students from federal law enforcement and counterintelligence agencies with graduate level academic education in Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD). The Instruction Branch is also responsible for the curriculum development, review, maintenance, and implementation of the advanced courses in PDD and related polygraph oriented disciplines that constitute the Continuing Education Program. In addition, members of the instructional faculty provide specialized assistance to the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) ensuring Federal agency compliance with all applicable Federal polygraph program policies, practices, and procedures. The Instruction Branch also supports the NCCA Research Branch by participating in various polygraph research studies and providing peer reviews of solicited and unsolicited research proposals and other initiatives.
- Develop and periodically update the courses and curriculum for the 520 hour PDD course.
- Conduct three 14 week iterations of the PDD course per year.
- Provide the initial training for all federal PDD examiners.
- Provide the initial training for state and local law enforcement PDD examiners on a space available basis.
- Develop, review, and provide PDD Continuing Education courses to federal PDD examiners.
- Maintain the Continuing Education program and records for all federal PDD examiners.
- Assist with the validation of new Credibility Assessment (CA) techniques.
- Support research of new CA systems and methods.
- Provide assistance to federal polygraph programs upon request.
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