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General Polygraph Examiner Information

How do I apply for a General Polygraph Examiners License?

  • Complete all requirements of a trainee.
  • Send a completed F-203 Application for Polygraph Examiner License, and the required fees to DPSST.
  • Successfully pass a closed-book written examination.

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What fees are associated with the Polygraph Examiners License?

These fees must be submitted together at the time of application
  • $50.00 Licensing fee (yearly renewal required)
  • $40.00 background check fee
  • $50.00 Test fee (each time you test this fee will apply)

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How long does it take to process a Polygraph License?

  • Generally 4-5 weeks.  It takes DPSST 1-2 weeks to process your application, and it takes Oregon State Police and the FBI an additional 2-3 weeks to process your background check.
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Do I need to attend training?

  • Yes.  You are required to complete 30 hours of polygraph specific training during each two-year period.  The two-year period begins with the issuance of your trainee license.
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When does my license expire?

General Polygraph Licenses expire one year after being issued and must be renewed annually.

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What is the renewal fee?

The renewal fee is $50.00 annually.

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Is there a penalty for violating the rules?

Yes.  Your license may be suspended, revoked or the Department may refuse to issue a new license. Additionally, OAR 259-020-0050 states: Violation of any provision of the Act or of any rule adopted thereunder is a Class A Misdemeanor.
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What records do I need to retain?

 You must keep a numerical log or ledger (beginning with #1) of the examinations you conduct.  You must provide a brief record of the name of the person examined, date, time, type of examination and results, and any other information you consider pertinent.  You must also keep folders containing all available test information, including notes, questions, charts, reports and correspondence.
All records must be retained for a minimum of 5 years, unless State Archives Records Retention Schedule requires longer or shorter maintenance.
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