How do you know what questions to ask? How many questions do I get to ask? How does this work? etc…
Many people have questions about the specific questions that will be asked on a lie detector test as well as how many questions will be asked. This post is to help answer some the common questions in regards to how we know what questions to ask, how many questions will be asked and more.
YOUR FIRST STEP: The first step you need to take is to schedule and pay for your exam. We do not begin working on any case until we have a confirmed booking.
TELL US YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY: After you have scheduled and paid for your exam, you will need to complete the following four (4) forms shown below. These forms give you the opportunity to tell us your side of the story as well as what questions and concerns you have. On these forms you will also be able to upload photos, videos, share contacts and more. These comprehensive forms allow you to share your complete case information.
Three (3) of the forms are to be completed by the Subject taking the exam:
ACCUSER / VICTIM FORMS
One (1) of the forms is to be completed by the Accuser / Victim:
THE INTERVIEW: On the day of the exam, we will also do an interview with the Subject taking the exam. Only the Subject taking the exam is permitted to attend. No other party is permitted to attend the interview or the exam.
WHO WRITES THE QUESTIONS AND WHERE DO THEY COME FROM: Based off all case forms you submitted and the interview with the Subject on the day of the exam, the polygraph examiner will formulate (write) the questions that will be asked on the test. You do not need to provide us with a list of questions or worry about the exact wording that will be used on the test. All final questions asked on any of our lie detector tests will be written by an unbias, third-party, educated and experienced polygraph examiner that specializes in formulating lie detector test questions to ensure a fair exam with the highest accuracy and outcome confidence rate.
WHY ARE THE QUESTIONS DONE THIS WAY: We take the questions you provide in your forms into great consideration when writing the final questions that will be asked on the exam, however, due to national standards and legal requirements, we cannot guarantee that we will ask the exact questions you requested within your forms. In addition to legal requirements and national standards, every person being tested must be given the opportunity to tell the whole truth prior to testing. Since we do not know what people are going to tell us prior to the examination, we must be able to adjust all questions accordingly in real time. Sadly, not everyone has honorable motives. While rare, some people have submitted questions in the past that were worded in a way to knowingly cause an innocent person to fail which is not acceptable. It is our duty to ensure that everyone be given a fair and unbias opportunity to tell the truth and pass an exam. Therefore, all final questions asked on any of our lie detector tests will be written by an unbias, third-party, educated and experienced professional polygraph examiner that specializes in formulating lie detector test questions to ensure a fair exam with the highest accuracy and outcome confidence rate that complies with legal and national standards.
HOW MANY QUESTIONS: A traditional polygraph exam will have anywhere from 2 to 4 relevant questions. An EyeDetect will have 1 very specific question which will be asked in a variety of different ways. All relevant questions will be directly related to one specific issue. Validate, LLC does not conduct multi-issue exams as they are very unreliable. We only conduct single, specific issue examinations.
If you have additional questions, we encourage you to call, email us or reach out using our contact us page on our website.