Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1160-02-.03 - QUALIFYING PROGRAMS

(1) In order to qualify for credit toward satisfaction of the requirements of Rule 1160-02-.02, a continuing education program must be a formal program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competence of the licensee.
(2) Formal programs requiring attendance may be considered for credit if:
(a) An outline is prepared and preserved;
(b) The program is at least one (1) hour (1 credit hour = 50 minute period) in length;
(c) The program is conducted by a qualified instructor, discussion leader, or lecturer; and
(d) A record of registration and attendance is maintained.
(3) Subject to compliance with paragraphs (1) and (2) of this rule, the following are deemed to be qualifying programs.
(a) Professional development programs of the American Polygraph Association (APA), the Tennessee Polygraph Association (TPA), the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), and state polygraph societies;
(b) Technical sessions at meetings of the APA, the TPA, the AAPP, and state polygraph societies;
(c) University or college courses, provided that:
1. For credit courses, each semester hour credit shall equal fifteen (15) continuing education credit hours, and each quarter hour credit shall equal ten (10) continuing education credit hours;
2. For non-credit short courses, continuing education credit shall equal actual time in class;
(4) Continuing education credit shall be allowed for service as an instructor, discussion leader, or speaker at any program for which participants are eligible to receive continuing education credit. Credit for such service will be awarded on the first presentation only, unless a program has been substantially revised. The amount of credit awarded shall not exceed three times the number of class hours; provided, however, that credit hours awarded under this paragraph shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total number of credit hours required by this chapter within any reporting period.
(5) The following, but not limited to, list of topics are examples of topics that will be acceptable for continuing education credits:
(a) The polygraph.
(b) Nomenclature.
(c) Polygraph technique.
(d) The relevant and irrelevant technique.
(e) The zone of comparison technique.
(f) Modified general questions test.
(g) General questions test.
(h) Sex abuse.
(i) Pre-test and post-test interviewing.
(j) Conditioning and stimulation techniques.
(k) Psychology.
(l) Specific examinations.
(m) Behavioral analysis.
(n) Question formulation.
(o) State laws pertaining to the polygraph.
(p) Federal laws pertaining to the polygraph.
(q) Use of drugs and the polygraph.
(r) Field repair of the polygraph instrument.
(s) Chart marking.
(t) Individuals rights on the polygraph.
(u) The history of the polygraph.
(v) Factual analysis.
(w) Legal aspects of the polygraph.
(x) Court testimony.
(y) Ethics.
(z) Business aspects.
(aa) Counter measures.
(bb) The examiner's legal liability.
(cc) Physiology.
(6) Any program of continuing education not specifically covered by this rule may be submitted to the Commissioner for evaluation.
(7) The Commissioner specifically reserves the right to approve or disapprove credit for continuing education claimed under this rule.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1160-02-.03
Original rule filed November 30, 1988; effective January 14, 1989. Amendment filed September 19, 2003; effective December 3, 2003. Amendments filed July 7, 2017; effective October 5, 2017. Amendments filed March 22, 2023; effective 6/20/2023.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 62-27-105, 62-27-129, 62-35-129, and 62-35-143.

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