Texas DPS Law Enforcement Polygraph School

August 16, 2020

Polygraph News

Congratulations to the new examiners of Class 29 who graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Polygraph School on March 12, 2021.

Special congratulations also to Class 29 students Keven Fite and Jeffrey Kollars.  Keven Fite was awarded the DPS Director's Award for highest class GPA, and Jeffrey Kollars was awarded the School Director's Award for overall outstanding student.

The Basic Polygraph Examiners Course for Class 30 will be held September 6 - November 12, 2021.  Applications will continue to be accepted until July 1, 2021.  Submit applications to polygraph@dps.texas.gov.

The next Advanced Polygraph Training Course will be held on December 6-10, 2021. Click here for more information.

Application Process

To be considered for the Basic Polygraph Examiners Course, applicants must:

  • Complete and submit a Texas DPS Polygraph School Application;

  • Be a US citizen;

  • Have no convictions for a felony offense or a misdemeanor offense of moral turpitude;

  • Be a full-time employee of the law enforcement agency sponsoring the student; and

  • Have at least five years of law enforcement investigative experience or a four-year degree from a university.

Students applying from the state of Texas must also have a Texas-licensed polygraph examiner who has agreed to sponsor the student during the intern licensing portion of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations licensing process.

For further information on the Texas polygraph licensing process, visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s web site, or send an e-mail.  For all other questions regarding the school, please refer to the online school catalog or contact the school’s administrative assistant.