Admission Requirements for PDD Program

Admission requirements to the Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) Program are outlined in DoD Instruction 5210.91. Admission to the NCCA PDD Program is by formal approval of the Chief, National Center for Credibility Assessment. All inquiries regarding admission should be directed to:

Chief, National Center for Credibility Assessment
ATTN: PDD Registrar's Office
7540 Pickens Avenue
Fort Jackson, SC 29207-6804
(803) 751-9124 or DSN 734-9124
FAX: (803) 751-9137

Federal Personnel:

Students may receive a waiver (sample waiver) for the age and experience requirements. The student’s agency is responsible for requesting all waivers for the PDD Program from the DoD Credibility Assessment Program Manager, Defense Intelligence Agency, 200 MacDill Blvd., ATTN: DCHC, Quantico, DoD Credibility Assessment Program Manager, Washington, DC 20340.

A completed application must include all waiver requests and responses. The agency should furnish a copy of its initial request and a copy of the waiver response from the DoD Credibility Assessment Program Manager to the Registrar’s Office. A student’s application cannot be processed until this is accomplished. All waivers should be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office prior to the date the application is due. The office number is (571) 305-7236 or (571) 305-7240.

Non-Federal Personnel:

Prior to the admission of any non-federal personnel, all admission requests from federal agencies must have been met. When vacancies exist, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Applying for Admission:

Please see Applying for Admission to view instructions and to download the Application for Admission form (.PDF fillable form).


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