Course Objectives and
Graduates of the MICJ polygraph program are able to
properly structure polygraph test questions, administer professional polygraph
examinations, accurately analyze the polygraph charts and to recognize and interrogate
deceptive subjects. MICJ is fully accredited by the AMERICAN POLYGRAPH
ASSOCIATION; is approved as a private, post secondary school under the Maryland Higher
Education Commission; and is approved for payments of VA Benefits. MICJ graduates qualify for membership in the American
Polygraph Association and other professional polygraph associations; they will be able to
obtain polygraph licenses in licensing states; and as a graduate of an APA nationally
accredited polygraph school are eligible to obtain professional liability insurance for
Class is conducted 8 hours daily, Monday - Friday, for a total of 400
classroom hours for 10 weeks. Scheduled classes are projected as follows:
Basic Course Schedule:
- Session III – September 10 - November 16, 2018
Basic Course Schedule:
- Session I - January 7 - March 15, 2019
- Session II - April 8 - June 14, 2019
- Session III - September 9 - November 15, 2019
PCSOT Schedule (40-hour PCSOT Course Dates):
All applicants must be of good character and reputation and have no
convictions of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Each applicant
will be investigated and undergo an extensive oral interview to establish
suitability and admission ability. Any misstatement, misrepresentation or
failure to disclose biographical information will be used as the sold basis to
deny admission to the course. Each applicant must meet all requirements for
polygraph licensing in their home state if any exists. The applicant must
provide evidence of their education.
Applicants should have 60 or more semester hours of accredited college credit as
a college degree or some college credit is typically required for membership in
professional organizations and licensing. If the applicant does not have 60
college credits; police or investigative experience may be substituted for this
requirement. Applicants having less than 60 semester credits will be issued a waiver.
AWARD OF CERTIFICATE:
A Certificate will be awarded to students who meet all of the
An Academic Transcript may be obtained for a student who is in good standing
and who has met the above requirements. An attendance report may be issued at
the request of the student without cost. A student's attendance is reported to
the Veterans Administration
- Satisfies admission requirements to include evidence of
their education; and
- Demonstrates satisfactory academic and practical
performance through written and practical examinations. A score of 75% is
passing. If any grade is below 75%, the student will be placed on probation.
Two consecutive scores below 75% may result in academic dismissal; and
- Passes a comprehensive written final examination; and
- Satisfies all financial obligations to the school.
DATA AND SCHOOL FACILITIES:
MICJ consists of over 1,000 square feet, and is located in a modern
office building. The school has one large main classroom and 10 private
offices that are used for practical exercises. Equipment used for instruction includes traditional school items such as
blackboards, audiovisual equipment and view graphs. Twelve analog
polygraph instruments, and six computer polygraphs are also available
for student use. The balance of the office area is used for
administration and conducting a polygraph service business. Class is held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday,
with one-half hour for lunch. Attendance is mandatory. If the school
cancels class for any reason, the class will be rescheduled. If a
student misses class for any reason, the work must be made up. It is
noted that no classes have been canceled by MICJ during the last 20
years, so students should expect to complete the course on time. MICJ facilities are limited to 8 students and admission applications
are processed in the order in which they are received. Applicants should
apply early to allow time for processing and to insure them a seat in
the session of their choice.
ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
Class attendance is mandatory. All missed classes must be made
up. Only 8 hours of excused absence is allowed for an emergency such as court
appearance and /or illness. Students must attend at least 312 hours in order to
be graduated. Students may be required to pay an additional fee of $50.00 per
hour for individualized make-up or tutored instruction.
Any person who cannot attend class on a regular basis should
not apply for admission. If a student is required to withdraw from the course
due to a major illness or other emergency, the student may elect to request, in
writing, a leave of absence in lieu of withdrawal. The maximum period of leave
will be 60 days.
Where a leave of absence is granted, the student may receive
credit for that portion of the course which has been actually attended and
successfully completed. The student may start at the appropriate point in the
next available session. No refund will be given if a Leave of Absence is granted
and no additional fees will be required. Only one leave of absence is allowed
and no further delays are possible other than the next regularly scheduled
course session. If the student chooses not to attend the next scheduled course
following the Leave of Absence, a refund will be made based on the date of
withdrawal and paid to the student within 15 days of the student's withdrawal.
Preferred partner, Annapolis Residence Inn by Marriott: 170 Admiral Cochran Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, offers ewly renovated spacious studio suites featuring fully equipped kitchens, separate living and sleeping areas and free high speed internet. Property amenities include a fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, and laundry facilities on site along with complimentary parking and business services and a 24 hour friendly staff. Contact general manager Reagan Wise to make reservations: (410) 573-0300. Contact the Maryland Institute of Criminal Justice or the hotel directly for the current room rates and be sure to specify the MICJ polygraph school rate if you call the hotels.
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of Polygraph in the Detection of Deception
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|Psychological & Physiological Aspects and Research
Course Fees and Requirements
The fee for the MICJ polygraph program is $5,800.00 which includes the use of all textbooks, polygraph equipment, library facilities and handout materials. There are no additional fees chargedother than a 3% service charge if tuition is paid by credit card. No charge for bank transfers. Students are encouraged to join the American Polygraph Association and if applications are made at the time of basic training, APA membership costs only $75.00. Police examiners are encouraged to join the American Association of Police Polygraphists [AAPP] where the membership fee is $75.00 per year.
Only graduates of American Polygraph Association
accredited schools are eligible for membership in the APA. All applicants must be of
excellent character and reputation and have no convictions of a felony or a misdemeanor
involving moral turpitude, and must meet all requirements for polygraph licensing in their
home state if any exists. Due to the extensive curriculum, applicants should have 60 or
more semester hours of accredited college credit. Police investigative experience or other
professional experience may be substituted for college credits and will be considered on an individual basis.
Due to the intensive instruction and an individualized
approach, MICJ classes are limited to a maximum of 8 students. Interested persons who
meet the basic criteria should contact the school for a formal application and course catalog.
How to Contact MICJ
To obtain an application or to find out more about the MICJ Accredited polygraph training program, contact the institute by telephone, fax or email at:
Phone - (410)987-6665
FAX - (410)987-4808
E-Mail - MDMICJ@aol.com
or by Mail at:
8424 Veterans Highway,
Millersvile, Maryland 21108
MICJ HAS BEEN PROVIDING POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS SINCE 1971 AND ALL EXAMINERS ARE PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED AND MEET ALL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.