At Lie Detector UK, we believe it’s essential to ensure that polygraph examiners have been professionally trained and regularly update their skills to maintain the most up-to-date knowledge of advances in polygraph testing. Unfortunately, some polygraph sites intentionally deceive or mislead clients or examinees, raising concerns about the credibility of the industry.

How to Find a Professionally Trained Polygraph Examiner

To protect yourself and ensure that the examiner is professionally trained by an internationally acknowledged training provider, it’s essential to check with recognised polygraph organisations such as the American Polygraph Association (APA) and the British Polygraph Society (BPS). These organisations set a high standard for polygraph examiners and maintain strict guidelines for membership and training.

Beware of Spurious Claims

Many websites claim to be members of Polygraph Societies that are unheard of in the UK polygraph world. To ensure that an examiner is a true professional, it’s crucial to check the members’ section of the BPS or APA websites. Logos that are irrelevant to the polygraph profession often adorn spurious sites, raising concerns about the credibility of the examiner.

Distance Learning Model

Polygraph training providers who purport to supply polygraph training at all levels remotely over the internet in a distance learning model should be avoided. The APA has clearly stated as policy that they would not approve distance learning as a credible way of training polygraph students. These courses are targeted to attract individuals with low prices and menus of additional qualifications that are unlikely to ever be recognised by a professional association.


At Lie Detector UK, we adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards. Our motto is “do the right thing when no one is looking,” and we believe all polygraph providers should do the same. To ensure that you are protected, it’s important to find a professionally trained polygraph examiner, avoid spurious claims, and distance learning models.