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Oklahoma Board of Polygraph Examiners

1457 – License Required
It shall be unlawful for any person, including a city, county or state employee, to administer polygraph or other examinations utilizing instrumentation for the purpose of detecting deception or verifying truth of statements or to attempt to hold himself out as a polygraph examiner or to refer to himself by any other title which would indicate or which is intended to indicate or calculated to mislead members of the public into believing that he is qualified to apply instrumentation to detect deception or to verify truth of statements without first securing a license as herein provided.


  Minimum Qualifications for Registration as Polygraph Examiner  
  1. At least twenty-one (21) yeas of age.  
  2. Citizen of the United States  
  3. Be a person of honesty, truthfulness, integrity, and moral fitness.  
  4. Never have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.  
  5. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, or, in lieu thereof, be a graduate of an accredited high school and have five (5) consecutive years of active investigative experience or a character satisfactory to the Board.  
  6. Be a graduate of a polygraph examiners course approved by the Board and have satisfactorily completed not less than six (6) months of internship training, and  
  7. Have passed an examination conducted by and to the satisfaction of the Board, or under its supervision, to determine his competency to obtain a license to practice as an  examiner.  


The Official Rules governing Polygraph Examiners can be found in Title 560 - Polygraph Examiners Board.


Last updated/reviewed January 27, 2017



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Chairman Dennis McGrath
(405) 372-4171

Vice Chairman Joel Franks
(918) 916-7261

Secretary Gary Thornberry
(405) 290-3760  

Jason Holt
(918) 351-3840

David Otwell
(405) 359-4420

Tammy Wells - Board Secretary
(405) 239-5164


Affidavit of Lawful Presence (PDF)

2008 Registration Form (PDF)