Forensic Psycho-Physiologist (Polygraph Examiner)

MGySgt to SSgt - NMOS (5821)


Psycho-Physiologists (Polygraph Examiners) perform the full range of criminal investigative duties prescribed for and are operationally assigned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).


  • Must currently hold MOS 5821.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age.
  • Must have at least 2 years experience as a credentialed criminal investigator (MOS 5821).
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited 4 year college.
  • Must be screened and determined eligible for duty by an NCIS Screening Board (as described in the most current version of the MOU between the Director, NCIS, and CMC).
  • Prior to entry in the Polygraph Examiner Training Course, DoD Polygraph Institute, must have sufficient obligated service to allow 36 months remaining upon graduation.


  • Complete the Polygraph Examiner Training Course, DoD Polygraph Institute.
  • Certification will be accomplished by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Code 23CP).
  • Complete an advanced polygraph training course every two years after certification.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.10C, Military Police, Investigations, and Corrections Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators 33-3021.

Related Military Skill:

  • None