CertificationThe California Sex Offender Management Board has developed the below-listed standards in accordance with California Penal Code Section 9003 (a), which states the following:
On or before July 1, 2011, the board shall develop and update standards for the certification of sex offender management professionals. All those professionals who provide sex offender management programs and risk assessments, pursuant to Section 290.09, shall be certified by the board according to these standards.
Due to persistent staff shortages and an increase in the volume of applications, the current processing time frame for applications is up to 45 days.
Certified Treatment Programs: Click here to find a CASOMB-certified treatment program in your area. Although programs are listed by the county where they are headquartered, many programs provide services to clients in other counties. All sex offender treatment providers and programs providing services to offenders on probation or parole must be certified by the Board. Penal Code section 290.009
These documents provide details on the standards necessary for the certification of sex offender treatment programs and providers. Also included in this section are the Post-Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Certification Standards, which should be adhered to by all polygraph examiners employed by certified sex offender treatment providers or programs.
To Apply for Certification:
Polygraph Certification Standards in California
Polygraph examiners must meet the standards set by CASOMB.
Use of Polygraph – Legal and Practical Considerations
Model Informed Consent Forms for Sex Offender Polygraph Examinations
Use of the following model informed consent forms is encouraged, but certified programs are free to modify or devise their own informed consent release forms.