Below is a step by step overview of exactly what will happen on the day of your forensic interview and polygraph exam.
Step 1 - Schedule Your Maryland Lie Detector Test
☐ All Maryland Lie Detector tests are scheduled online on our website. After you schedule your appointment online, you will receive an email confirming your Maryland Lie Detector test.
Step 2 - Prepare for Your Maryland Lie Detector Test
☐ Leave all weapons of any kind at home. No weapons of any kind are permitted within our facility. You will be searched and scanned by a metal detector.
☐ If you have children of any age, be sure to have reliable daycare arranged. Children of any age are not permitted in our facility.
☐ Get ample rest the night before your exam.
☐ Go about your normal routine the days & nights prior to your Maryland Lie Detector test. Do not make any major life changes within three days of your exam.
☐ If you take a daily medicine, keep taking it as prescribed.
☐ Wear or bring with you a short sleeve shirt to wear during your exam.
☐ You do NOT need to provide a list of questions or worry about how many questions you can ask on the exam. We will discuss the issue with you on the day of your exam and formulate the questions per APA standards on the day of your exam.
Step 3 - Upon Arriving on the Day of Your Maryland Lie Detector Test
☐ Consent to weapons search of belongings and scanning with metal detector (No weapons of any kind are permitted)
☐ Complete and Sign a Release and Waiver of Liability
☐ Complete and Sign a Polygraph Consent Form
☐ Collection of Biographical Data to Validate the Subject is Fit for Interviewing & Testing
☐ Complete General Client Paperwork
Step 4 - FORENSIC INTERVIEW
☐ During this non-accusatory, non-judgmental interview, the Subject and interviewer will discuss the issue in detail. We will discuss information collected from spouses and partners as well as review findings from open source searches. We will determine the type of Maryland lie detector test we will conduct and formulate the questions we will be asking on the Maryland Lie Detector test based off the information gathered during the forensic interview.
Step 5 - MARYLAND POLYGRAPH EXAM
A. Explanation of How a Polygraph Works
☐ Polygraph examiner will give a general overview of how a polygraphs work.
B. Connecting Subject to Polygraph with Explanation of Equipment
☐ The polygraphist will explain the polygraph equipment to the Subject as he or she connects the Subject to the polygraph.
D. Running of Charts (Examination)
☐ The polygraphist will run a series of polygraph charts. This is the polygraph examination itself.
C. Scoring of Charts & Results
☐ Once all charts have been completed, the polygraphist will score the charts. The polygraphist will verbally tell the Subject the polygraph exam results. Results may include: No Deception Indicated (NDI), Deception Indicated (DI), Inconclusive (INC), Deception Indicated Due to Countermeasures (DI-CM)
Step 6 - REPORT
Same Day Results Report
☐ Subject will receive a simple written report indicating their polygraph exam results unless otherwise requested.
Detailed Forensic Interview & Results Report
☐ Within 5 business days a detailed report will be emailed to the Subject.
TIPS ON HOW TO PASS YOUR POLYGRAPH EXAM
☐ The #1 type of lie is a “lie of omission”. This is where the Subject knowingly withholds, omits or leaves out the derogatory portion of the truth to create the illusion of innocence or lessen their guilt. Lies of omission are one of the BIGGEST reasons people fail a polygraph exam. A Subject must tell the “whole truth” without misdirecting, omitting or knowingly withholding relevant information to successfully pass their Maryland polygraph examination.
Questions You Can Ask on a Maryland Lie Detector Test
You do NOT need to formulate a list of questions or worry about how many questions you can ask on the Maryland Lie Detector test. Per APA standards, only the polygraph examiner can formulate and ask the questions that will be asked on the exam. We take care of the questions by talking with you prior to the exam about what's going on and getting the entire story. We collect your information, listen to your concerns and deeply value your input. Together, we will determine what the biggest issue is and then we will formulate the questions around the biggest issue to ensure we get the most accurate test results.
If you do provide a very short list of 2 or 3 questions, we will definitely take them into consideration. However, it is important to note that there are guidelines that we must follow on a polygraph exam. All questions asked on a polygraph exam must be a "yes or no" question only. We cannot ask about the future because it hasn't happened yet. We cannot talk about multiple issues within a single polygraph exam as the results will be far less reliable. We can only test about facts, not feelings.
You do not need to create a list of questions but if you do make sure you keep the list very short and focus on the one most important issue you have questions about.
Refund & Rescheduling Policy
All payments are non-refundable. No refunds will be given at any time for any reason. The only exceptions to this policy are:
- The examiner needs to cancel the appointment and is unable to reschedule.
- Safety concerns due to severe weather
You can reschedule one time only with a minimum of 3 business days advance notice.
Rescheduling with less than 3 business days notice, no-showing or showing up excessively late to your appointment will result in the forfeiture of your payment without refund.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your polygraph exam results, you can do a re-test for 50% off the normal exam rate.
Thank you again for selecting us for your lie detector test in MD. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time.