Lie detector tests are any mechanical or electrical devices used to render a diagnostic opinion about the honesty or dishonesty of an individual. In the workplace, they are generally administered when investigating a specific criminal incident. Lie detector tests include polygraphs, deceptographs, psychological stress evaluators, and voice stress analyzers. Generally, private-sector employers may use only polygraphs in limited circumstances. This course describes the use of lie detector tests (specifically polygraph tests) in the workplace, including the laws and regulations that govern them, the criteria for administering them, and the rights of employees who may be asked to take them. The goal of the course is to enable the learner to administer polygraph tests in a manner compliant with current law.
Managers, Supervisors & HR Professionals
TIME TO COMPLETE
This course will take approximately 60 minutes.
To increase knowledge and awareness of the acceptable uses of polygraph tests in the workplace and to enable the learner to administer legally compliant polygraph tests.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- explain and apply the regulations established by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act;
- implement the procedures that must be followed when administering a polygraph test; and
- understand and observe the rights of employees throughout the testing process.
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
- The Testing Process
- Employees' Rights Throughout the Testing Process
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster
- Nature of the Exam Notice
- Statement of Particulars
- Written Notification
HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE
This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute. (The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.)
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Human Equation is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRM.