If you are looking for a polygraph examiner, one of your primary concerns is likely the cost. You will find professionals offering a wide range of prices, but generally a specific-issue polygraph exam costs between $500 and $1,500.
Fees charged by the same polygraph examiner can vary based on the complexity of the issue being tested, the type of test that will be conducted, and travel time for the examiner. Usually, the test itself will take between 2 and 4 hours, which includes a detailed pretest interview, collection of charts, an analysis of the polygraph charts, and a comprehensive written report.
You should also be aware that your test may come up as “inconclusive” for a variety of reasons. This doesn’t mean that you were lying, but it’s also not proof that you were telling the truth. In these cases, many people wish to get tested again, so you may want to find out how much your polygraph examiner will charge for retesting.
Be wary of someone who is charging significantly less than competitors. You may be getting a deal, or you may be getting someone who is not as qualified. The best way to ensure you are getting a trained professional is to ask for certification of their schooling and for proof of membership in a polygraph organization such as the American Polygraph Association or the National Polygraph Association. You should also take into consideration how many years of experience the examiner has.
Typically, I charge between $650 and $850, depending on travel time and the circumstances of the polygraph exam. To get a quote, you can contact me at (301) 791-7039 or contact me through this website.