CVSA Course Schedule | Certified Training for Police & Law Enforcement

Certified Examiners Course

Our Expert Instructors conduct the widely acclaimed and intensive five-day CVSA certification course, which is hosted by select law enforcement agencies across the USA. With a maximum of 25 students per class, there is ample hands-on instruction in the use of the CVSA®. Additionally, the specialized Defense Barrier Removal (DBR®) interviewing and interrogation technique developed by our founder is also taught. This technique, when utilized in conjunction with the CVSA® II, has proven invaluable in obtaining admissions and confessions, as well as clearing suspects.

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2017 CEC Class Schedule

Month Class Dates Location City State
January Jan 30 - Feb 3 Prince Georges Co. Police Dept. Washington DC
Jan 30 - Feb 3 Burbank Police Dept. Los Angeles CA
February Feb 13 - 17 Daytona Beach Police Dept. Daytona Beach FL
March Mar 6 - 10 Atlanta Police Department Atlanta GA
Mar 13 - 17 Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Dept. West Palm Beach FL
Mar 27 - 31 Boone Co. Sheriff's Office Columbia MO
Mar 27 - 31 Fort Wayne Police Dept. Fort Wayne IN
April Apr 3 - 7 Nashville Police Department Nashville TN
Apr 3 - 7 Loveland Police Dept. Cincinnati OH
Apr 10 - 14 Lackawanna Co. Probation Scranton PA
Apr 10 - 14 U.S. Probation - NC Charlotte NC
Apr 24 - 28 Marin Co. Sheriff's Office San Francisco CA
May May 1 - 5 Orange Co. Sheriff’s Office Orlando FL
May 1 - 5 Conway Police Dept. Little Rock AR
May 8 - 12 Mesa Police Dept. Phoenix AZ
May 15 - 19 West Bend Police Dept. Milwaukee WI
June June 19 - 23 Miami Beach PD Miami Beach FL
June 19 - 23 Boulder PD Boulder CO
July July 24-28 Platte Co. Sheriff's Office Kansas City MO
July 31 - Aug 4 Plainfield Police Indianapolis IN
August Aug 14 - 18 Salt Lake City Police Dept. Salt Lake City UT
Aug 14 - 18 Bay County Sheriff’s Office Panama City FL
Aug 14 - 18 U.S. Probation - NY Utica NY
Aug 21 - 25 Macedonia Police Dept. Cleveland OH
September Sep 11 - 15 Nashville Police Department Nashville TN
Sep 18 - 22 Overland Police Dept. St. Louis MO
Sep 18 - 22 Camden Co. Prosecutors Camden NJ
Sep 24- 29 California Highway Patrol Sacramento CA
October Oct 2 - 6 Orange County Sheriff’s Office Orlando FL
Oct 2 - 6 Maryland National Capital Park Police Washington DC
Oct 16 - 20 North Las Vegas Police Dept. Las Vegas NV
Oct 23 - 27 Columbus Police Dept. Columbus OH
Oct 30 - Nov 3 Atlanta Police Department Atlanta GA
November Nov 13 - 17 San Diego Sheriff's Dept. San Diego CA
Nov 13 - 17 Apex Police Dept. Raleigh NC
December Dec 4 - 8 Miami Police Dept. Miami FL
Dec 11 - 15 New Orleans Police Dept. New Orleans LA

History of Lie Detection 1Hr.
From its early beginnings to the state of the art today.

Instrumentation 6 Hrs.
The student learns this highly developed, user-friendly system to conduct perfect examinations.

Physiology 3 Hrs.
An in-depth overview of the body’s reaction to jeopardy. What the human body does to compensate for its inability to “fight” or “flight” and our ability to monitor those reactions.

Interviewing and Interrogation 13 Hrs.
Beginning with NITV’s Defense Barrier Removal®, following with Advanced Kinesics and ending with obtaining admissions, we provide advanced instruction in the art of interviewing and interrogation. For over 20 years, NITV’s Defense Barrier Removal® has proven to be particularly effective when conducting criminal and pre-employment interviews to obtain truthful statements, as well as obtaining admissions by military interviewers during cross-cultural interviews. Videos of known conclusion interviews and examinations are utilized as training aids.

Psychology 4 Hrs.
An overview of topics from the interaction of the physiological response to physiological stimuli, to the physiological aspects of question formulation and it’s bearing on the extent of the subject’s reaction.

Chart Interpretation 14 Hrs.
Learning from the established criteria for an indication of deception is not necessarily one of the easiest aspects of truth verification, but certainly the most critical.

Final Analysis Confirmation Tool® (FACT®) Scoring System

After students have mastered Chart Interpretation, they will learn how to operate the FACT® Scoring System – which makes the CVSA®II the next generation in the truth verification.

Test Construction and Question Formulation 6 Hrs.
From control questions to the Zone of Comparison format, students learn test application and construction.

Covert Interviewing and Analysis 4 Hrs.
One of the most useful functions of the CVSA®II; to include analysis of live recordings of CVSA examinations, as well as examinations conducted over the telephone.