NCCA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award a Certificate of Graduate Study in the Psychophysiological Detection of Deception. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools can be contacted at:

750 First Street, NE; Suite 980
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: (202) 336-6780

Accredited by the American Polygraph Association.

The NCCA PDD Program Retention Rates for 2016 was 90 percent. These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

The NCCA placement rate as defined by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is 100%. NCCA students are all employees of federal agencies prior to matriculation to the PDD Program.

Institutional Memberships

Faculty and administration hold individual memberships in various professional organizations, such as:

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Association of Police Polygraphists
American Polygraph Association
American Society for Testing and Materials
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Society for Psychophysiological Research
State and Regional Polygraph Associations
American Society of Military Comptrollers



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