American Polygraph Association
Accreditation Process Overview
Overview of Accreditation Process
The flowchart below is provides an overview of the accreditation process. It does not contain all information necessary for a program to successfully complete the process. Please refer to the standards for additional information and details.
Overview is based on the APA Accreditation Standards, Version 2.04, and was accurate as of May 1, 2018. The section numbers have changed, but the general process is similar as they apply to programs seeking initial accreditation.
The standards have since been updated to 2.06. Unless and until an updated flowchart is created, this will remain for general information purposes only. Whereas currently accredited programs may qualify for a virtual site evaluation, it is difficult to diagram the flexibility that such evaluations allow.