In the State of Alabama, all polygraph examiners are required under the Polygraph Examiners Act to obtain a license from the Alabama Polygraph Examiners Board (ALPEB) and post a surety bond in the amount of $5,000. Jet Insurance Company offers the Alabama Polygraph Examiner Bond to satisfy the ALPEB requirement and provide a financial guarantee to the Alabama public, compensating parties who are damaged by a polygraph examiner who acts unlawfully.
The Alabama Polygraph Examiners Board exists to enforce standards of instrumentation in the practice of using polygraph technology to detect deception and verify truth of statements. To protect the public from fraudulent behavior, the Board uses the license and bond as a tool to uphold professional standards and hold examiners accountable, should they break the law and cause damage to a member of the Alabama public.
At Jet, the Polygraph Examiner License Bond costs just $10 per month or $100 per year. For those polygraph examiners looking to space out their payments, Jet also offers the bond in 2- and 3-years payment options. See the table below for prices for all bond durations.
Jet operates as a direct surety carrier, which means you will never see any of the middlemen brokers who slow down the process and provide bonds at higher rates. With Jet’s unique monthly payment option, you pay a low rate on automatic payments throughout the life of your bond. No renewal paperwork is ever required!
Applying for your Polygraph Examiner License Bond is easy with Jet. The whole process from start to finish can be completed online in minutes. Once you have provided payment and completed your purchase, a receipt will be e-mailed to you with a copy of the bond for your records.
When it comes to filing the bond, don’t worry; Jet can file the bond with the ALPEB for you! Once you complete your purchase, we will immediately send the signed and sealed original form of the bond to the Board for you. Keep in mind that if you are applying for your initial license with the Board, you will need the following documents as well:
If you prefer to send the original bond to the Board yourself, that option will be available at checkout. Please ensure that all bond paperwork is delivered to the following address:
Alabama Polygraph Examiners Board
PO Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36104-1511
When it comes time to renew your bond, Jet has you covered. All Alabama Polygraph Examiner Licenses and surety bonds must be renewed by September 30th of each year. If you have selected Jet’s monthly option, as long as your payments continue from your preferred account, your bond will stay active with no additional paperwork required. If you have selected one of our annual, 2-year, or 3-year payment options, Jet will send you a reminder of your renewal date well in advance of the deadline.
Even cancelling your bond is easier with Jet. Just send us written notice of your intent to cancel (an email to [email protected] will suffice), and we will communicate that to the ALPEB. Liability will be released 30 days after the Board receives the notice. If you have selected our monthly payment option, this final month will be charged, as the bond is technically still active. If you are paying on an annual, 2-year, or 3-year basis, any available premium from your bond will refunded to you, with the 30-day cancellation period in mind.
First and most importantly, polygraph examiners should act with integrity in their examinations and comply with the laws in the Polygraph Examiners Act (Code of Alabama Section 34-25-21), as well as any regulations promulgated by the ALPEB.
Claims arise when polygraph examiners break the law or act dishonestly when performing their duties, and the deed results in damage to a member of the public. Consider an example, where a polygraph examiner accepts a bribe to testify dishonestly in a criminal case, resulting in a conviction for the defendant. If discovered, the defendant would have a right to compensation for damages caused by the examiner. It is likely that the Board would seek out the bond to compensate the damaged party, after a ruling by a court of law. Not to mention, such behavior would likely come with civil penalties and potentially criminal indictment for the examiner as well.
If you become aware of a claim being filed on your bond, you must notify Jet immediately. If possible, Jet will aid you in your defense, but your good faith, cooperation, and honesty are needed to do so. If the claim is valid, Jet Insurance Company is obligated as the surety carrier to pay up to the limit of the bond. Jet is acting in this case as your financial guarantor, and you will be required to reimburse Jet for the amount paid. Failure to do so will result in revocation of your license, and difficulty receiving surety bonds in the future.