The Academy of Polygraph Science (APS) was founded to provide quality polyraph training to qualified, highly motivated individuals in law enforcement, government and the private sectors.
The Academy conducts certification training in Basic, PCSOT, and Advanced Forensic Psychophysiology in the Detection of Deception Courses. The home campus is located in Fort Myers, Florida and satellite classes are continually planned throughout the world.
The Academy’s objective is to provide its students thorough and effective education and training in the best practices of the Polygraph profession. This comprehensive instruction consists of the most scientifically reliable, valid, and up-to-date principles and techniques in the profession.
These best practices will prepare students to perform ethical, proficient, valid, and reliable single-issue, event-specific, and multiple-issue examinations. Upon graduation from the Basic Polygraph Examiner’s Course, the students will be able to effectively conduct screening and diagnostic Polygraph examinations. Our classes are designed to have a small student to teacher ratio with the goal of providing the highest quality tailor-made instruction in both classroom and laboratory settings.
The Academy is accredited by the American Polygraph Association (APA), and is recognized by the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), the Florida Polygraph Association (FPA), and the National Polygraph Association (NPA).
The APS Director, Ben Blalock is a federally trained polygraph examiner and has engaged in countless hours of teaching and polygraph instruction. He has also published on a variety of polygraph related topics and is in ‘high demand’ as a guest lecturer and instructor worldwide.