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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2018 CEC Class Schedule

Month Class Dates Location City State
February Feb 26 - Mar 2 Conway Police Department Little Rock AR
March Mar 5 - 9 Palm Beach Co. Sheriff’s Office West Palm Beach FL
Mar 5 - 9 Atlanta Police Department Atlanta GA
Mar 12 - 16 Bureau Fire & Arson Investigations Ocala FL
Mar 19 - 23 Franklin Twp. Police Department Somerset NJ
Mar 26 - 30 Boone Co. Sheriff’s Office Columbia MO
April Apr 9 - 13 Nashville Police Department Nashville TN
Apr 9 - 13 Ecuador - Countrywide Quito ECU
Apr 16 - 20 Irondequoit Police Department Rochester NY
Apr 16 - 20 Wake Forest Police Department Raleigh NC
Apr 23 - 27 Maryland National Capital Park Police Washington DC
Apr 23 - 27 Dubai UAE Dubai UAE
May May 7 - 11 Orange Co. Sheriff’s Office Orlando FL
May 14 - 18 Columbus Police Department Columbus OH
May 21 - 25 Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office St. Louis MO
May 21 - 25 Biloxi Police Department Biloxi MS
June June 4 - 8 San Diego Co. Sheriff’s Department San Diego CA
June 4 - 8 Wausau Police Department Marathon County WI
June 25 - 29 Plainfield Police Department Indianapolis IN
June 25 - 29 Boulder Police Department - FULL Boulder CO
June 25 - 29 Palm Beach Co. Sheriff’s Office West Palm Beach FL
July July 9-13 Ecuador - Countrywide Quito ECU
July 16 - 20 Kitsap Co. Sheriff’s Office Bremerton WA
July 16 - 20 Salt Lake City Police Department Salt Lake City UT
July 23 – 27 Kansas City PD / Platte County SO Kansas City MO
August Aug 6 - 10 South Euclid Police Department Cleveland OH
Aug 6 - 10 Bay County Sheriff’s Office Panama City FL
Aug 20 - 24 Pittston Police Department Scranton PA
Aug 20 - 24 California Correctional Center Susanville CA
September Sep 10 - 14 Nashville Police Department Nashville TN
Sep 10 - 14 New Haven Police Department Fort Wayne IN
Sep 10 - 14 California Department of Corrections - For Pre-Employment Examiners Only Sacramento CA
Sep 17 - 21 California Highway Patrol Sacramento CA
Sep 24 - 28 Overland Police Department St. Louis MO
Sep 24 - 28 SPECIAL – Spanish Language CEC Miami Beach FL
October Oct 1 - 5 Millsboro Police Department Rehoboth Beach DE
Oct 1 - 5 Orange County Sheriff’s Office Orlando FL
Oct 1 - 5 Northport Police Department Tuscaloosa AL
Oct 8 - 12 Prince George’s County PD - Maryland Washington DC
Oct 15 - 19 Burbank Police Department Burbank CA
Oct 15 - 19 North Las Vegas Police Department Las Vegas NV
Oct 29 - Nov 2 Atlanta Police Department Atlanta GA
Oct 29 - Nov 2 San Diego Co. Sheriff’s Department San Diego CA
Oct 29 - Nov 2 Columbus Police Department Columbus OH
November Nov 5 - 9 Columbus Police Department - For Pre-Employment Examiners Only Columbus OH
Nov 5 - 9 Wake Co. Sheriff’s Office Raleigh NC
December Dec 3 - 7 Miami Beach Police Department Miami Beach FL
Dec 10 - 14 New Orleans Police Department 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.