Lie 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
TIME TO COMPLETE
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.
- 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
HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE
This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.
(The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of this program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Human Equation is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
THE FLORIDA BAR
The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education has accredited this course for 1.0 hour of General Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. For more information about credit hours, visit the Florida Bar homepage at www.flabar.org.
THE STATE BAR OF GEORGIA
The State Bar of Georgia has accredited this course for 1.0 hour of Regular CLE credit. For more information about CLE credits, visit The State Bar of Georgia homepage at www.gabar.org.
- Chapter 1: Instructions
- Course Objectives
- Chapter 2: Introduction
- Chapter 3: Historical Background
- Chapter 4: The Law
- Page 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
- Chapter 5: Testing Process
- Requirement 1: Collect Supporting Evidence
- Page 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
- Requirement 2: Prepare and Provide a Statement of Particulars
- 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
- Requirement 5: Retain Records
- Chapter 6: Employees' Rights
- Chapter 7: Conclusion
- Chapter 8: Time to Review
- Exam (multiple choice)