North Carolina Polygraph Association: Serving the Polygraph Industry in North Carolina

Welcome to the North Carolina Polygraph Association Website

The North Carolina Polygraph Association is a 501c3 corporation dedicated to promoting the professionalism and integrity of the polygraph industry in the state of North Carolina. This website is the place to get up to date information on the North Carolina Polygraph Association. On our website you will find information about how to become a member, a members directory, an officers listing, our constitution, as well as up to date news and meeting information. If additional information is required, be sure to contact our officers, they would be more than happy to assist you.


NCPA Statement on COVID-19 (Novel-Coronavirus)

The NCPA issues the following statement in regard to testing during this period of social distancing. Please download our statement for more information.


Why should I join the NCPA?

There are many benefits to joining a local association, the NCPA for example. Read our pamphlet for more information specifically about the NCPA!


Continuing Education Approvals - View Courses

A listing of each course approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board is available in our news section. New PPSB approval codes will be posted as soon as they are made available to the NCPA.

Annual Membership Renewal Fees ($50.00) are due January 1st

Annual membership dues need to be renewed each calendar year and cover January 1st thru December 31st of each year. Paid active members can attend spring and/or winter NCPA training without fee. A membership lapse of two years or more will require full re-application in order to renew your membership.

Current members please check the MEMBERS tab to ensure we have your correct contact information. Please email the NCPA secretary with needed changes as soon as possible.

Pay NCPA Member Dues Online
We now accept credit card payments online. You do not need a PayPal account to use this service.

Member Full Name

As always, you can mail a check. Be certain to include the member's full name and organization somewhere on the check.

Please mail all checks to the NCPA secretary/treasurer, John Vanderbilt at the
North Carolina Polygraph Association
c/o Mooresville Police Department
750 W. Iredell Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115

Upcoming Meetings or Training

40-hour APA PCSOT Course with AIIP

Date: March 21 - 25, 2022

There is an upcoming 40-hour APA PCSOT class offered by the American International Institute of Polygraph. It is from March 21 - 25, at the new AIIP facility in Peachtree City, GA. To register, visit the AIIP Website. The course cost is $500.

PPSB Private Polygraph Examiners License Exam

Date: March 30, 2022

Anyone wishing to take the private license exam in 2022 will need to test on either Wednesday March 30, 2022 or Wednesday September 28, 2022. All testing will take place in Raleigh, NC.

Upcoming NCPA Training and Elections

Date: April 4 - 5, 2022

Lexington Training Center
415 Lee Smith Road
Lexington, NC 27292


Monday April 4
8:30-9:00: Registration
9:00-12:00: Stress First Aid - Jodi Salamino LCMHC, NC Department of Public Safety
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-4:00: The Use of Polygraph in Criminal Prosecutions - Beth Lari, ADA for Cleveland and Lincoln Counties
4:00-5:00: Business Meeting
Tuesday April 5*
9:00-12:00: Improve Your Interviewing Skills with Themes and Analogies Billy Rakes - Orlando Police Department (Retired)
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-4:00: Improve Your Interviewing Skills with Themes and Analogies

*Law Enforcement Investigators/Detectives are welcome to attend the Tuesday training for a nominal fee of $50.

Please pre-register if you will be attending.
Register online

There are limited hotels in the very nearby area. There is also another simultaneous event nearby that will further limit hotel space availability. The NCPA has reserved a limited number of rooms at a guaranteed rate. They must be individually reserved before March 18 if needed. See the following hotel details and special code needed to reserve the space held by the NCPA.

The Holiday Inn Express and Suites at the Vineyards in Lexington, NC management provided the following information:
When making reservations, guests need to mention group code NCP. Reservations can be made by calling our central reservation number at 800-439-4745. In addition, reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly.

Reservations for your group need to be made by March 18, 2022. After this Cutoff Date any remaining rooms will be released back into hotel inventory for general reservations. We cannot guarantee rates or availability for reservation made after this date. Please note that our check-in time is 3:00. We ask that you and your guests be aware of that when booking their reservations. If they think they need an earlier check in time, we recommend arriving the day before. Early check-ins cannot be guaranteed. Please be aware that the rooms in your block are rooms that are set aside for reservations. They ARE NOT actual reservations until you receive a confirmation number. If you are reserving rooms or suites for yourself, you must call to make the reservation and provide your method of payment.

Very Important! NCPA elections will be held this meeting!
All board member positions are available for interested candidates. EVERY POSITION is open. Please attend this very important meeting if possible. Also please consider running for office. Contact any board member with questions. So far the only member who officially offered their candidacy and sent me a resume is Lauren Laughlin. Her bio is as follows:

Lauren Laughlin is native to Connecticut. She began her career in the field of psychology working with various different clientele over the course of 10+ years. In 2018, Lauren was offered a position with The Connection Inc. as a PCSOT Polygraph Examiner. Lauren attended polygraph school in 2018 at the American International Institute of Polygraph in Stockbridge, GA. Upon completion of her polygraph program, she worked in probation/parole offices across Connecticut running PCSOT exams. In the beginning of 2020, Lauren accepted a position as a Polygraph Examiner at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, NC. Since then, Lauren has resided in Charlotte, NC and obtained her private examiner license.

In addition, Lauren has maintained membership with: the American Polygraph Association, The American Association of Police Polygraphists, and the North Carolina Polygraph association. She has volunteered her service in the following ways: Lauren serves on the Member Services Committee for the American Polygraph Association and has authored articles for the APA magazine. Lauren is also working with with other examiners in restructuring the North Carolina Licensing process to make it a smoother process for new examiners seeking their private license. Lauren would like to continue servicing the North Carolina Polygraph Association by becoming elected as the board member position of Private Examiner Representative and is seeking your support in this process.

PPSB Private Polygraph Examiners License Exam

Date: September 28, 2022

Anyone wishing to take the private license exam in 2022 will need to test on either Wednesday March 30, 2022 or Wednesday September 28, 2022. All testing will take place in Raleigh, NC.

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