Tuition and Course Policy

The tuition for each course covers instruction, student handouts, training aids and teaching manuals.

  • When paying by credit card, include name on card, card type (MC, Visa, etc.), card’s expiration date, card’s Security SCC Code, name as it appears on the card, amount, card billing address, phone number associated with the card. Additionally, include student’s name, agency name and address (if applicable), and “Polygraph Basic Course.”

Basic Polygraph Training Course–Course fee is £6,000 plus VAT. This fee is generally due prior to the beginning of the course of study unless other arrangements are made through the Director of the Academy. The tuition fees include all course materials, supplies and staff consultation while in attendance. This is an intensive ten-week course, which held entirely in our newly established London Academy.


If the course or workshop is cancelled for any reason, or if the student is unable to attend the course, any money received by the school from the sponsoring entity will be refunded in full. If, however, a student is terminated, or if the student resigns during the course for any reason, a refund will be returned according to the following pro-rated scale:

Percentage of Physical Attendance Completed Tuition Refunded

10% or less. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...90% refunded

More than 10% and less than or equal to 20%. . . . . 80% refunded

More than 20% and less than or equal to 30%. . . . . 70% refunded

More than 30% and less than or equal to 40%. . . . . 60% refunded

More than 40% and less than or equal to 50%. . . . . 50% refunded

More than 50%. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No refund will be given.

Refund requests must be made in writing and delivered to the school administrator. As an alternative, the student(s) may, if eligible, reenroll in a future class in lieu of requesting a refund.


The Academy recognises that those who intend to be academically, technically, and ethically qualified polygraph examiners should attend an institution that is both accredited and recognized. To this end, the Academy maintains a rigorous admissions policy that will be enforced by the Academy’s school administrators and faculty.
The Academy’s administrators have established this admissions policy so that its attendees benefit fully from its curriculum and instruction. The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, physical limitations, or sexual orientation. Student approval is also based on availability of space. The British Polygraph Academy is open to all qualified persons.

Specific admission requirements are that the student should:-

  • complete the course’s application fully and accurately
  • be at least 25 years of age, or greater if a higher minimum age is required in the state the student intends to practice
  • not have been previously convicted of a felony. The Academy may also deny admission to those who have been convicted of a misdemeanor, which resulted in imprisonment
  • be of verified good reputation as documented by professional references. The Academy may deny admission to those applicants who have been refused admission to or expelled from any professional organization
  • bring to the course a laptop, a wireless mouse, a web camera. The laptop should be windows based and have the following programs installed: Adobe PDF Reader & Microsoft Word


Written Examinations- To graduate from the British Polygraph Academy, students must achieve at least a minimum of 70% on written examination administered to them.

For the Basic Course, these are:

History, Law, Ethics, Psychology, Physiology, Test Data Analysis, Polygraph Techniques, and the Final Examination

Academic Probation for the Basic Course- Any student who fails to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 for each evaluation period will be placed on academic probation for a period of two weeks. If the student’s CGPA is still below 2.0 at the end of the two-week period, the student will be terminated. Post-residency Requirement for the Basic Course- Each student must complete and submit twenty examinations, along with accompanying recordings, score sheets, and charts in the techniques taught during the basic course. These examinations must be completed and submitted to the Academy within twelve months of the completion of the basic course.

Collected Chart Time for the Basic Course–Students must complete and submit a minimum of 60 minutes in chart time from laboratory examinations completed during the residency portion of their training.

Attendance - Students may be excused from class due to illness, family emergency or court testimony.

Excusal must be granted in advance by the Director. Nevertheless, all absences must be made up by the student. Even if absences are excused, absences in excess of three days will lead to the student being
dismissed from the course. If an unexpected closure occurs due to uncontrollable issues (i.e. inclement weather, etc.) each student will be notified as soon as possible by telephone, and the missed time must be
made up by the Academy. If a student has a medical or family emergency that causes an extended period of absence, the refund policy will be adhered to as described in this document.

Tardiness will not be tolerated and will subject the student to dismissal if tardiness occurs on more than three days. Early departures, class cuts, or tardiness for any portion of a class period will be counted as one absence. Classes will generally be held eight hours per day, five days a week. Attendance records will be appropriately recorded on a daily basis. Late arrivals will be noted on the attendance records. All missed class time (absent, tardy, leave early) will be made up as directed by the Academy’s Director.

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