Polygraph Operators

Any person who intends to administer detection of deception or polygraph exams either as an examiner or by internship must be licensed by the Attorney General. To apply for a Polygraph Examiners license, complete and submit the:

  • Application for Polygraph Examiner’s License (SFN 11416). NOTE: THIS FORM IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND IS NOT VALID FOR USE AFTER JULY 12, 2019. THE NEW APPLICATION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE AUGUST 1, 2019. 
    • If you are already licensed in a state that has substantially equivalent licensing requirements and grants reciprocity to examiners in North Dakota, complete and submit the License by Reciprocity Approval Form (SFN 60193). NOTE: THIS FORM IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND IS NOT VALID FOR USE AFTER JULY 12, 2019. THE NEW FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE AUGUST 1, 2019. 

The license must be renewed on or before September 30 each year. To renew the license, complete and submit: 

Review the laws

The laws relating to polygraph examiners are contained in North Dakota Century Code Chapter 43-31.