This is a consecutive, ten week, in residence program.
Polygraph examiners who wish to claim professional expertise will be obligated to learn the principles of science and scientific testing, including probability and decision theory . . .

The curriculum is accredited by the American Polygraph Association and Approved by the American Association of Police Polygraphists.

Successful completion of an APA accredited polygraph program is only one of the necessary prerequisites for membership in the American Polygraph Association or any other professional polygraph association. Students should review the membership requirements of the APA or any other polygraph association to determine eligibility for membership, before enrolling.

We offer the highest quality polygraph-related training, to include the basic polygraph examiner course and continuing education courses.


Michael B. Lynch

MPA – Director Mr. Lynch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He has taught Criminal Justice as adjunct faculty at California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. Lynch has been a Member of the American Polygraph Association since 1974 and is a Past‐President of the California Association of Polygraph Examiners. He has twenty-three years experience in law enforcement.

George H. Tucker

Ph.D., ABPP Doctor Tucker is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Mississippi. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology with a specialty in Behavioral Psychology.

Michael Pierce

DC Instructor – Doctor Pierce is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and a Post-Graduate in Neurology from Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies where he served as Associate Professor of neuro-chemistry and clinical neurology.

Melissa S. Lewkowicz

Partner – Law Offices of Chester & Lewkowicz, Los Angeles, CA
Represent clients at the trial level on felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicide, drug offenses, three strikes-serious felonies, assault/battery, domestic violence, drunk driving/traffic matters, probation violations, and violations of restraining orders. Admitted in the State of California, State of New York, State of New Jersey and U.S. District Court.


Applicants to the program should:

be currently employed by or honorably retired from a federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency, or

have completed not less than sixty units of credit issued by an accredited college or university and have not less than three consecutive years of investigative experience, or

have a baccalaureate or higher degree issued by an accredited college or university.

Those applicants who do not meet the above-desired qualifications may still apply for consideration.

Applicants will be interviewed by The Vollmer Institute for the suitability to be successful in the program.


The Vollmer Institute, LLC is pleased to announce applications are currently being accepted.


  • 2019
    •    September 16, 2019, to November 22, 2019
  • 2020
    •    January 13, 2020 to March 20, 2020
    •    April 13, 2020 to June 19, 2020
    •    July 6, 2020 to September 11, 2020
    •    October 5, 2020 to December 11, 2020

Click on the application below and email to info@vollmerinstitute.com

or mail a hard copy to The Vollmer Institute, 22600 Savi Ranch Parkway, A-13, Yorba Linda, CA 92887.

Also, you can contact the following numbers:

Office: 800-295-6041

Cell: 949-300-9104

Program Changes

July Polygraph training course moved up to JUNE!

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I have nothing but great things to say about my training. I was extremely impressed by the quality of instructors/ lecturers brought in. They were all very competent and knowledgeable in their field. I felt lucky to have a Dr., attorney, and actual psych lecturing their part.

…I had all the time in the world to ask questions and go over the material I did not understand. Very patient …the instructor can teach this with his eyes closed.

… Opened to suggestions from me and was not offended or felt like I was the student and should not have ideas of my own.

… A very comfortable learning environment.

… I regard this program the most professional and educated of all because the requirement of your students (4year degree and/or law enforcement experience) compared to other schools is what really sets Vollmer apart and above the rest.

… Well worth my time!

… Confident to administer Polygraph upon graduation.

… Vollmer’s high standards sets school apart.



All classes are presented in the Southern California area adjacent to venues such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Angels and Dodger Stadiums and a host of challenging golf courses. For more information, click the link below.


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Application-for-Admission (pdf)