Polygraph Examiners

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COVID-19: Continuing Education Waived

TDLR continuing education requirements are waived for all individual licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. Licensees still need to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and TDLR will check their criminal histories, but they will not need to complete any TDLR-required continuing education this licensing cycle. (§51.405, Occupations Code)

Note: TDLR is not authorized to waive continuing education requirements imposed by a certifying or credentialing entity other than TDLR. If a certifying entity requires continuing education to maintain certification, and certification is required for Texas licensure, then that continuing education must be completed. If the certifying entity waives continuing education or allows it to be completed on a delayed basis due to COVID-19, then you may follow the certifying entity’s policy.

Please check the TDLR COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Notice of Vacancy on Polygraph Advisory Committee

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announces a vacancy on the Polygraph Advisory Committee established by Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1701. The purpose of the Polygraph Advisory Committee is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) and the Department on: educational requirements for a polygraph examiner; the content of licensing examination; technical issues related to a polygraph examination; the specific offenses for which a conviction would constitute grounds for the department to take action under Section 53.021; and administering and enforcing Chapter 1701. This announcement is for:

  • one public member

A member must have been a United States citizen and a resident of this state for at least two years before the date of appointment. A polygraph examiner member must be actively engaged as a polygraph examiner on the date of appointment. Two committee members may not be employed by the same person. Members serve terms of six years, with the terms of one or two members, as appropriate, expiring on February 1 of each odd-numbered year. The Committee is composed of five members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission’s approval. The advisory committee consists of the following members: 

  • two polygraph examiner members who are qualified polygraph examiners for a governmental law enforcement agency;
  • two polygraph examiner members who are qualified polygraph examiners in the commercial field; and 
  • one member who represents the public.

Interested persons should complete an application on the Department website. Applicants can also request a paper application from the Department by telephone (800) 803-9202 or e-mail advisory.boards@tdlr.texas.gov.

This is not a paid position and there is no compensation or reimbursement for serving on the Committee.

Advisory Committee Meetings

July 17, 2019 Meeting

The Polygraph Advisory Committee met July 17, 2019 in Austin. The agenda and staff reports are available online. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel.