Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your individual situation it is essential that you understand that the Polygraph is only as good as the examiner running the test. You must ensure that the examiner has completed the proper schooling from an American Polygraph Association School.
Many Examiners in the field consider the Marston School of Lie Detection the Best Polygraph School on the West Coast today. Examiners must have in turn completed their laboratory, academic, and field requirements to receive their Certification of Completion.
Unfortunately, in the State of California there is no license board to oversee the industry. Which means anyone can purchase a Polygraph Instrument and begin conducting tests. It is essential that you not fall into this con, you and your family should mean more than just saving a few dollars. That is what most uncertified examiners will do to lure in their business. BEWARE! YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. The more qualified examiners are all pretty reasonable. If you are concerned about getting a Polygraph as cheap as possible than why get one? What you pay for is the training and time of the examiner. You pay for his expertise in the field. Typically speaking the cheaper the examiner the lower the percentage of accuracy based on lack of training, technique, or instrumentation.
Make sure that the examiner is a certified member of California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE) www.Californiapolygraph.org, American Polygraph Association (APA) www.Polygraph.org, or American Association Police Polygraphists (AAPP) www.Policepolygraph.org. This will help you ensure that the examiner that you choose is up to date on the Techniques, Equipment, and Training.
Ensure that the examiner is either using a Lafeyette, Limestone, or Axicton instrument. These instruments are the only accepted Manufacturers of Computerized Polygraphs.
Every individual case deserves to have the proper techniques, equipment, and training available to the examiner to overcome the many obstacles that are used to preserve the integrity of the test. Any variations, and the validity of the test as well as any findings from the test will be greatly diminished. The subject is the one that loses. We understand this at AMG Polygraph and will do everything we can to put you in a position that is successful for you.
Make sure that you have done your homework. Spend the extra time to know and understand the qualifications of the examiner. If you are going to endure the stress of the test it should be for all of the right reasons.
Make sure that you have gone over the Criminal Incident in your mind. It will help you be as detailed as possible while you relate the circumstances to the examiner. Remember, you are the client and any information you withhold or omit will greatly diminish your opportunities to clear your name.
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