Florida does not regulate lie detector testing in any way. There is no licensing or certification requirement for polygraph examiners, nor are there any standards or guidelines for administering polygraph tests. Employers making their first foray into the world of polygraph testing are advised to obtain and check references from anyone claiming expertise in this area. Out-of-state licenses and certifications can often be verified with a single phone call.
Effect of federal law. Lie detector testing by employers is strictly regulated under federal law. All Florida employers are subject to the federal provisions, which prohibit testing in most circumstances.