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.

Year   2017    2018


2018 CEC Class Schedule

MonthClass DatesLocationCityState
FebruaryFeb 26 - Mar 2Conway Police DepartmentLittle RockAR
MarchMar 5 - 9Palm Beach Co. Sheriff’s OfficeWest Palm BeachFL
Mar 5 - 9Atlanta Police DepartmentAtlantaGA
Mar 12 - 16Bureau Fire & Arson InvestigationsOcalaFL
Mar 19 - 23Franklin Twp. Police DepartmentSomersetNJ
Mar 26 - 30Boone Co. Sheriff’s OfficeColumbiaMO
AprilApr 9 - 13Nashville Police DepartmentNashvilleTN
Apr 9 - 13Ecuador - CountrywideQuitoECU
Apr 16 - 20Irondequoit Police DepartmentRochesterNY
Apr 16 - 20Wake Forest Police DepartmentRaleighNC
Apr 23 - 27Maryland National Capital Park PoliceWashingtonDC
Apr 23 - 27Dubai UAEDubaiUAE
MayMay 7 - 11Orange Co. Sheriff’s OfficeOrlandoFL
May 14 - 18Columbus Police DepartmentColumbusOH
May 21 - 25Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s OfficeSt. LouisMO
May 21 - 25Biloxi Police DepartmentBiloxiMS
JuneJune 4 - 8San Diego Co. Sheriff’s DepartmentSan DiegoCA
June 4 - 8Wausau Police DepartmentMarathon CountyWI
June 25 - 29Plainfield Police DepartmentIndianapolisIN
June 25 - 29Boulder Police Department - FULLBoulderCO
June 25 - 29Palm Beach Co. Sheriff’s OfficeWest Palm BeachFL
JulyJuly 9-13Ecuador - CountrywideQuitoECU
July 16 - 20Kitsap Co. Sheriff’s OfficeBremertonWA
July 16 - 20Salt Lake City Police DepartmentSalt Lake CityUT
July 23 – 27Kansas City PD / Platte County SOKansas CityMO
AugustAug 6 - 10South Euclid Police DepartmentClevelandOH
Aug 6 - 10Bay County Sheriff’s OfficePanama CityFL
Aug 20 - 24Pittston Police DepartmentScrantonPA
SeptemberSep 10 - 14Nashville Police DepartmentNashvilleTN
Sep 10 - 14New Haven Police DepartmentFort WayneIN
Sep 10 - 14California Department of Corrections - For Pre-Employment Examiners OnlySacramentoCA
Sep 17 - 21California Highway PatrolSacramentoCA
Sep 24 - 28Overland Police DepartmentSt. LouisMO
Sep 24 - 28Millsboro Police DepartmentRehoboth BeachDE
OctoberOct 1 - 5Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeOrlandoFL
Oct 1 - 5Northport Police DepartmentTuscaloosaAL
Oct 15 - 19Burbank Police DepartmentBurbankCA
Oct 15 - 19North Las Vegas Police DepartmentLas VegasNV
Oct 29 - Nov 2Atlanta Police DepartmentAtlantaGA
Oct 29 - Nov 2Columbus Police DepartmentColumbusOH
Oct 29 - Nov 2San Diego Co. Sheriff’s DepartmentSan DiegoCA
NovemberNov 5 - 9Wake Co. Sheriff’s OfficeRaleighNC
DecemberDec 3 - 7Miami Beach Police DepartmentMiami BeachFL
Dec 10 - 14New Orleans Police DepartmentNew OrleansLA

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.