Many people find the idea of undergoing a truth verification test to be quite intimidating, possibly due to depictions seen on TV and in movies of dramatic "lie detector tests." However, the actual experience is quite different from what's often portrayed. The information below aims to provide you with a clear overview of what you can expect and how to prepare for your test.

Preparing for the Test
No specific preparations are necessary beyond arriving for the test well-rested and mentally prepared to answer a series of questions. We recommend getting a minimum of 5-8 hours of sleep or rest before your scheduled test. Additionally, it's advisable to abstain from consuming alcohol or recreational drugs for at least 24 hours prior to the test to ensure you're in the best mental state possible.

Pre-Test Interview
Before the test begins, the examiner will conduct an interview with you to collect some personal information. During this interview, the examiner will also explain the purpose of the test, review any relevant case details, and outline the testing process. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the topics and questions that will be covered during the test to ensure you fully understand what is expected of you. You will also be encouraged to ask any clarifying questions about the test, its questions, or any other pertinent details. This is also the time for you to disclose any information you believe may affect the test results negatively. For record-keeping purposes, the entire pre-test interview, as well as the subsequent testing process, may be video recorded.

Permission to Test

After discussing the test process and questions with you, the examiner will ask you to sign a consent form, indicating your agreement to undergo the test. If, at this point, you decide you do not wish to proceed with the test, you are free to inform the examiner, who will then guide you through the process of documenting your decision not to participate. It's important to remember that you cannot be forced to undergo a truth verification test; it is entirely voluntary.

The Test
Before the test commences, the examiner will inform you of the importance of remaining perfectly still throughout the duration of the test and answering all questions truthfully. It is in your best interest to fully cooperate with the instructions given by the examiner during the test, as non-compliance could adversely affect your test results.

Post-Test Interview
Upon the conclusion of the test, the examiner may ask you for any additional information if needed. At this point, you will also be asked to sign a waiver confirming that you were treated professionally during the examination.

Test Results

Following the test, the examiner will prepare a comprehensive written report detailing the entire testing process, including the test results. This report will then be sent to the client who commissioned the test.