The rules of Employee Polygraph Protection Act – CV Polygraph – 414-406-7526


employee polygraph protection act (eppa)

On December 27, 1988, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA ) became law. This federal law established guidelines for polygraph testing and imposed certain types of restrictions on most private companies and employers in regards to testing their employees. This legislation only affects commercial businesses. Local, State and Federal governmental agencies (such as police departments) are not affected by the law, nor are public agencies, such as a school system or correctional institution. In addition, there are exemptions in EPPA for some commercial businesses as follows:

  • Companies under contract with the federal government
  • Companies which manufacturer, distribute or dispense controlled substances
  • Armored Car or Alarm and Security Companies
  • Nuclear or Electrical Power Plants
  • Public Water Works
  • Toxic Waste Disposal

All other commercial companies and businesses can request a current employee to take a polygraph examination or suggest to such a person that a polygraph examination be taken, only when specific conditions have been satisfied. However, the employer cannot require current employees to take an examination, and if an employee refuses a request or suggestion, the employer cannot discipline or discharge the employee based on the refusal to submit to the examination. Central Polygraph Service Limited is furnishing the following information, which it believes is in good faith, and conforms with the Department of Labor’s Regulations relating to polygraph tests for employees. This information is considered only as a guideline to assist in complying with the Act and Regulations, and Central Polygraph Service Limited is disclaiming any liability in connection therewith:
Checklist for Companies and Employers:

  1. The incident must be an ongoing, specific investigation.
  2. It must be an identifiable economic loss to the employer.
  3. Obtain a copy of the Employer Polygraph Protection Act of 1988.
  4. Provide the employee with a written statement that includes: a. Identification of the company and location of employee
    b. Description of the loss or activity under investigation
    c. Location of the loss
    d. Specific amount of the loss
    e. Type of economic loss
    f. How the employee had access to the loss
    Note: access alone is not sufficient grounds for polygraph testing
    g. what kind of reasonable suspicion there is to suspect the employee of being involved in the loss.

  • The Statement provided to employee MUST be signed by someone other than the polygraph examiner, who is authorized to legally bind the employee, and MUST be retained by the employer for at least 3 years.
  • Read the Notice to Examinee to the employee, which should be signed, timed, dated and witnessed.
  • Provide the employee with 48 hours advanced notice (not counting weekends or holidays) to the date and time of the scheduled polygraph test.
  • Provide employee with written notice of the date, time and location of the polygraph test, including written directions if the test is to be conducted at a location other than at the place of employment.
  • Maintain a statement of adverse actions taken against the employee following a polygraph test.
  • Conduct an additional interview of employee prior to any adverse action following a polygraph test.
  • Maintain records of ALL of the above for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Employees may not waive their rights.
  • Use your company letterhead on all forms you provide to the employee. Have your corporate attorney review your actions to assure your compliance of EPPA.

  • Part Time Quality Assurance Continuing Education Program & Courses #quality #control, #quality


    Quality Assurance (Part-time)

    Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 0452 School: Engineering Information Technology

    About the Program

    This part-time program would be of interest to people employed in quality engineering functions – quality control and quality assurance, receiving and in-process inspection, and to co-ordinate measuring machine operators, manufacturing technicians and technologists. Topics in quality control and assurance are covered in depth and in a practical and realistic manner. On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to apply the proper techniques and procedures to solve practical manufacturing problems with respect
    to quality. Graduates will receive a College Certificate which is recognized by industry.
    This certificate will help in preparing to write the American Society of Quality s certification examinations such as Certified Quality Technician (CQT), or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), once qualified work experience is obtained.
    Note: ASQ Certification, examination fees and examination schedules are determined by the ASQ and are not included in the course fees.

    Program Information

    All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

    Admission Requirements

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

    Note re: Admission Requirements

    • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
    • Applicants are advised that the ability to read mechanical drawing is necessary for this program.

    Admission Procedures

    • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
    • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
    • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

    Program Requirements

    • Credit may be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to three (3) years prior to admission into the program.
    • Fundamentals Of Quality Assurance is mandatory and it is recommended that students complete this course first.
    • Students must pass 3 courses in Group A, 3 courses in Group B, and 2 courses in Group C.

    How to Apply

    Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar s Office, OR by using the college website at

    Send completed applications to:
    Conestoga College
    Admissions Office
    299 Doon Valley Dr
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Canada N2G 4M4

    How to Register for Courses

    Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

    Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

    Learn more about PLAR.

    Graduate Opportunities

    For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

    Program Related Resources

    Program Outcomes

    • Apply the related principles of applied sciences to problem solving in the quality control and assurance fields.
    • Communicate technical information effectively to management, engineering-manufacturing and sales-marketing groups, through the use of language, graphics and computer skills.
    • Identify the major causes of defects and the critical problems of manufacturing processes by applying the concepts of quality assurance and control, and develop techniques and skills to provide solutions.
    • Apply knowledge, skills and practical procedures of quality control and assurance to manufacturing processes and materials.
    • Participate with the manufacturing-engineering team to develop quality manufacturing processes and products.
    • Apply the quality assurance and control related codes and standards with the appropriate safety regulations and practices.

    Program Courses

    Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on “Details” in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

    Refer to the planned delivery schedule given below if the course is currently unavailable for registration.

    Note: OL = Online delivery, X = Offered In Class
    All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the College reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary


    The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

    Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.


    Register Today

    Program Contact

    519-748-5220 ext. 8126


    Success Stories

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    Refining her skill set through flexible, online learning.

    “The course was very well organized and offered the flexibility I needed to maintain success at.


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    Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4. Canada
    Phone: 519-748-5220
    TTY: 1-866-463-4484
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