NCCA Programs and Courses Offered

PDD Program

The Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) Program is an academically challenging 520-hour comprehensive series of courses that prepares the student to begin a polygraph career in law enforcement or counterintelligence. This graduate level program consists of courses in psychology, physiology, and research methods, as well as polygraph history, theory, and methodology. Realistic scenario-based practical exercises are conducted throughout the program to provide the students with hands-on instruction in polygraph techniques and instrumentation.

Continuing Education Program

The Continuing Education Program, established in 1996, requires every federal examiner attend a minimum of 80 hours of continuing education every two years. This educational requirement can be met through attendance at NCCA-approved professional seminars, or with any of the 26 continuing education courses taught at the NCCA campus and other locations.







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