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. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education. 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

Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program at Argosy University where, through an articulation agreement, graduates of NCCA may transfer up to fifteen semester hours of credit.

Accredited by the American Polygraph Association.

The NCCA PDD Program Retention Rates for 2015 was 88 percent.

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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