The Coastal Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) located in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been approved by the Texas Board of Polygraph Examiners to conduct Polygraph Examiners Training. The mission of the Institute is to educate individuals who seek to be professional in the field of truth verification. This includes: law enforcement and security personnel, counselors, educators, correctional staff, treatment providers and others. Enrollment is open to: state, local, federal agents; and, corporate and foreign government officials; as well as, students and professionals who meet the entrance requirements

The course work is built around the standards outlined by the ASTM plus the requirements of the Texas Board of Polygraph Examiners. It may appear that the program is overly oriented to Texans but in reality the program meets or exceeds national standards.

In addition to the compatibility described above, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards in Education (TCLEOSE), may award continuing education credits for this program. At the request of an applicant, CIFS will apply for accreditation from professional organizations that have established continuing education requirements and vocational certification.


For additional information contact:
Horacio Ortiz, BS-LPE
Phone: (361) 723-0489
Fax: (361) 723-0496