It is very important when booking a lie detector test in the UK to make sure that you as the client are getting the correct and best quality of service. As an organisation we were primarily set up to help regulate the commercial polygraph sector through working as examiners directly with clients and to make sure there was no third party involvement like a broker or an agency. The reason we are posting this article is that a number of companies have emerged online which simply sub-contract your test to one of the regular UK examiners and charge you often an extraordinary fee.
Here are 8 questions you should ask when booking a Lie Detector Test in the UK:
Could you provide me with the name of the examiner(s) whom will conduct my lie detector test so I can check their credentials (We have a link to the APA examiner register)? If the answer is no then it is likely that the examiner is not fully qualified or potentially you are speaking to a subcontracting agent.
Could I speak with the examiner directly? If the answer is no, it is more likely that the you are dealing with an agency
How long have you been conducting private lie detector tests? All of our examiners have been conducting lie detector tests in the UK for over 5 years. It is part of the pre-requisite for association with our organisation.
Do you have your own office? If you are speaking to an examiner then they would have an office or studio(s) where you can visit for lie detector tests.
How much do you charge for a sexual contact test? the sexual contact test as seen often on the Jeremy Kyle show should not cost more than £495 in any circumstance. Often if the price is too low be mindful of online fraud or if a company is looking to take your credit card details in a hurry. We do not take any details online and you can make a no obligation booking anytime.
On average what would you say the number of tests are you conduct per week? A standalone examiner or as in our case a number of examiners are only capable of conducting a reasonable number of tests per week (they are human!) so any extremely high numbers which seem odd to the number of examiners may also be suspicious.
Can you conduct the test at my house? There are some recognisable examiners who would conduct tests at private addresses but as with our organisation and a general rule of thumb with regards to having the test conducted in the correct environment we would say it would be best not to. Any disturbance could be used later by the person being tested as an excuse if they contest the results.
Can you tell me your accreditation's? All UK based examiners will at a minimum be registered with the BPA or BEPA and also be ICO registered. Look out for this information.
We hope you find this information helpful, please feel free to contact us if you wish to book a test direct or have more questions.