American Polygraph Association
American Polygraph Association
On a weekly basis I speak to many potential clients, some who have done their homework and others who just call the first number they find. How do you ensure the company you decide to use is qualified and experienced and the examiners are up to date with the latest techniques and uses the best available equipment? Is easy, you need to make sure the examiner is a member of the American Polygraph Association, the APA currently has over 2800 members and ensures they all use validated techniques and train regularly gaining continuing education credits.
This week another advert has popped up on Google Ads offering polygraph tests at cut prices, a quick look shows the owner has had no formal training, isn’t accredited and is probably using amateur equipment so you may as well toss a coin for the results as they have no accuracy, who checks their work, who ensures they are doing everything right. Fortunately in our industry we have the APA, you can check if the examiner is a member here
Lie Detectors UK only use APA Qualified examiners, we were recently voted for an awarded Best Polygraph Testing Company 2019.
More information on the APA can be found here.
The American Polygraph Association (APA) is the leading professional polygraph organisation in the world, representing more than 2,800 experienced polygraph examiners in private business, law enforcement and government. Professional APA polygraph examiners administer hundreds of thousands of polygraph exams each year worldwide. The APA establishes standards of ethical practices, techniques, instrumentation and research, as well as provides advanced training and continuing education programs.
APA examiners are highly qualified professionals who are motivated to help protect the public by verifying the truth, while following the highest standards of moral, ethical, and professional conduct. APA examiners pledge to follow all the rules and regulations for polygraph methodologies that are accepted and used in the field today. The APA governs the conduct of its members by requiring adherence to a Code of Ethics and a set of Standards and Principles of Practice.
In order to become an APA member, examiners must adhere to strict guidelines and educational requirements that include hundreds of hours of coursework at an APA approved school, as well as an internship. As in many respected professions, APA members must acquire annual continuing education and training in order to maintain membership. Each APA accredited school is inspected regularly and rigorously to ensure that the curriculum’s attain the highest standards by teaching the most current, fundamental polygraph techniques. Through strict adherence to training and education standards, APA examiners are able to attain accuracy rates exceeding 90 percent.
The Association is governed by a board of 11 officers who are elected by the members. Through this board, the APA represents industry segments that include government, law enforcement, private practice, education and the public at large.
The Association’s national office is in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Through its headquarters and regional chapters, the APA provides members with an array of professional services including publications, resources for research, legal advice and assistance on professional matters.
The Association also works to ensure that ethical standards are maintained among its membership. To safeguard the public’s trust in the profession and uphold strict standards of conduct, APA promulgates a Code of Professional Responsibility and Principles of Professional Practice.
The APA also works to advance the science of polygraph as it is applied within the profession, particularly through research and development initiatives that focus on new technologies, improved methods, and better practices in the field. To ensure accuracy, reliability and validity for all test results, the Association regularly sponsors seminars and training sessions for its members. The APA also provides educational materials, helps to organize annual conferences, and assists in the development of industry standards.
By monitoring advancements in the field and promoting ethical standards, the Association works to ensure that all polygraph test results are accurate and reliable. With decades of experience helping the members of the profession stay up to date on the latest technologies and techniques, the APA is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the accuracy and reliability of polygraph test results.
The Association holds its members accountable for their actions by requiring that they adhere to a code of ethical standards. The Association also provides an extensive list of approved providers who are experienced in conducting accurate and reliable polygraph tests. These providers adhere to the same set of ethical standards, so you can trust that they will use the most up-to-date techniques and equipment to assess your results.
By joining the Association, members receive access to the latest news and research on polygraph testing and are able to take part in ongoing professional development. The APA is also a great resource for seeking qualified professionals who can provide accurate and reliable polygraph testing results. Additionally, members of the Association receive discounts on all their services, allowing them to save money while ensuring they get the highest quality of service available.
We believe that all members of the public should have access to accurate and reliable polygraph tests, which is why we are proud to be part of the Association. Our commitment to providing ethical and professional services ensures that our clients can trust that their results will be accurate and reliable. We are dedicated to continuing our partnership with the APA in order to ensure that we provide only the highest quality of service available.
Our team is made up of qualified, experienced professionals who strive to make sure every client gets a reliable and accurate result from their polygraph test. We use only state-of-the-art equipment and adhere to strict protocols in order to guarantee accuracy. Additionally, all our members undergo regular updates on the latest developments in polygraph testing. This ensures that our clients can trust their results, as we are always up-to-date with best practices and the latest technology.