Requirements for Biennial Certification

Credit Requirements

Examiners working in DoD components are mandated under existing regulations to earn a minimum of 80 hours of creditable education during each consecutive two-year period in which they are assigned duties as Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) examiners.  No more than 48 hours of credit may be derived from in-service courses.  Non-DoD components are invited to participate in this same program, and most have executed a Memorandum of Agreement as part of their operational mission. This necessarily includes contractors and annuitants regardless of employment status. Previously certified examiners serving in supervisory or managerial positions who are not conducting PDD examinations may elect not to seek or maintain certification under the provision of FPCECP.

Determining the Start Time for FPCECP Requirements

For graduates of NCCA, the FPCECP two-year requirement begins on the first day of the fiscal year following graduation.  For example, a graduate of the PDD Program on April 6, 2006, begins FPCECP accountability on 1 October 2006 and must meet the 80-hour requirement no later than September 30, 2008.  CE courses taken post graduation and prior to initiation of FPCECP accountability may be creditable.

Awarding of Credits

Award of credits is determined by the submission of documented attendance rosters signed by the attendees for both morning and afternoon sessions or other acceptable evidence of attendance. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure attendance is documented and properly reported. 


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