North Carolina Polygraph Association: Serving the Polygraph Industry in North Carolina since 19xx

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

NCTC Senior Polygraph Examiner Course

Date: September 14 - 18, 2020

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Course Description
This course is specifically for experienced law enforcement Psychophysiological Detection of Deception examiners. The primary emphasis of the course will be on quality control, test data analysis, test question construction, and case review. The techniques that will be studied will include Law Enforcement Applicant Screening and Criminal Specific Testing.

State, Local, or Federal Government Polygraph Examiner Certified

Course Length
5 days/40 hours

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Conduct three- and seven-position scoring for test data analysis.
  • Properly construct test questions for screening and specific issue polygraph examinations.
  • Perform proper quality control for polygraph.
  • Conduct law enforcement applicant and specific issue polygraph examinations.

2020 Tri-State Polygraph Conference Canceled and GPA President's Message

Date: October 14 - 16, 2020

Greetings colleagues,

After much consternation, we must concede to the pandemic and cancel the Tri-State Conference this year. We have worked diligently to provide this much needed training; however, Governor Kemp's current order is still in effect and there is no reason to believe that it will change based on the predicted models for the fall. Unfortunately, the pandemic has created such uncertainty that attempting to host the conference at this point appears futile. The health and wellness of our associates and those from other states that would attend is paramount to this organization. We have remained cautiously optimistic throughout the year planning and organizing the conference; however, the reality of the situation is that it’s not pragmatic to host the conference during a health crisis.

To cancel reservations as Hotel Tybee please call the reservation desk at 912-786-7777 and cancel. There should not be a penalty for cancelling.

Stay safe and healthy,
John Sweat
President, Georgia Polygraph Association

Save the date! NCPA training/business meeting/elections

Date: December 1 - 4, 2020

The NCPA was forced to cancel our March 2020 bi-annual two-day training due to the pandemic. As a result the NCPA board is instead arranging to have 4 days of training in December 2020 in Salisbury, NC.

The 2020 NCPA training and business meeting will be held Tuesday December 1st – Friday December 4th in Salisbury, NC. Exact speakers and topics are still being hammered out. They will be posted on this website as soon as they are finalized.

Hotel details are also still being finalized. However, we are trying to arrange a ½ day of training Tuesday and another ½ day Friday. Most travelers should be able to leave home Tuesday morning and only need a hotel Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.

We were supposed to have elections for all board members in March 2020 at the canceled meeting. We will need to have an election at this December member meeting instead. Anyone interested in running for any board position please let any current board member know ASAP. Information about candidate choices will be posted ASAP.

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