Lie Detector Tests in the Workplace, Online Training Format

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  • 1.0 HRCI Credit
  • 1.0 SHRM PDC
  • 1.0 Florida CLE Credits
  • 1.0 Georgia CLE Credits
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Lie Detector Tests in the WorkplaceLie detector tests are any mechanical or electrical devices used to render a diagnostic opinion about the honesty or dishonesty of an individual. In the workplace, they are generally administered when investigating a specific criminal incident. Lie detector tests include polygraphs, deceptographs, psychological stress evaluators, and voice stress analyzers.  Generally, private-sector employers may use only polygraphs in limited circumstances. This course describes the use of lie detector tests (specifically polygraph tests) in the workplace, including the laws and regulations that govern them, the criteria for administering them, and the rights of employees who may be asked to take them. The goal of the course is to enable the learner to administer polygraph tests in a manner compliant with current law.

Managers / Supervisors / Company Administrators / Risk Management & HR Professionals



Not Required


This course will take approximately 60 minutes.

To increase knowledge and awareness of the acceptable uses of polygraph tests in the workplace and to enable the learner to administer legally compliant polygraph tests.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • explain and apply the regulations established by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act;
  • implement the procedures that must be followed when administering a polygraph test; and
  • understand and observe the rights of employees throughout the testing process.

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  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
  • The Testing Process
  • Employees' Rights Throughout the Testing Process


  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster
  • Nature of the Exam Notice
  • Statement of Particulars
  • Written Notification

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Lie Detector Tests in the Workplace

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Instructions
    • Page 1
  • Course Objectives
  • Chapter 2: Introduction
    • Page 2, 3, 4
  • Chapter 3: Historical Background
    • Page 5, 6
  • Chapter 4: The Law
    • Page 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • EPPA Standards
      • Page 17, 18, 19, 20
    • Notice
      • Page 21, 22, 23
  • Chapter 5: Testing Process
    • Page 24
    • Requirement 1: Collect Supporting Evidence
      • Page 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
    • Requirement 2: Prepare and Provide a Statement of Particulars
      • Page 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
    • Requirement 3: Provide Notice and Obtain Required Signatures
      • Page 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47
    • Requirement 4: Use Professional Examiners
      • Page 48
    • Requirement 5: Retain Records
      • Page 49, 50, 51
  • Chapter 6: Employees' Rights
    • Page 52, 53
    • After the Test
      • Page 54, 55
    • Adverse Action
      • Page 56, 57
  • Chapter 7: Conclusion
    • Page 58
  • Chapter 8: Time to Review
    • Page 59
    • Course Index
      • Page 60
  • Exam (multiple choice)

Student Benefits

Students and employees who take the Lie Detector Tests in the Workplace course will enjoy:

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HRCI Recertification Credits
1.00 HRCI Recertification Credit(s).
SHRM PDC Credits
1.00 SHRM PDC Credit(s).
CAM Credits
0.00 CAM Credit(s).
Florida Bar CLE Recertification Credits
1.00 Florida Bar CLE Recertification Credit(s).
Florida Bar CLE Ethics Recertification Credits
0.00 Florida Bar CLE Ethics Recertification Credit(s).
State Bar of Georgia CLE Recertification Credits
1.00 State Bar of Georgia CLE Recertification Credit(s).
State Bar of Georgia CLE Ethics Recertification credits
0.00 State Bar of Georgia CLE Ethics Recertification credit(s).
FL CE 2-20 Credits
0.00 FL CE 2-20 Credit(s).
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