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

Letter from the President Regarding Board Elections

NCPA members,

I hope this note finds you and your family in good health! To say it’s been a crazy year is an understatement. As we approach the end of this unpredictable year I wanted to reach out with some information about the upcoming year.

As you are aware, we have been unable to meet in person this year and conduct any training due to COVID-19. This will be true for our December training as well. Moving into what we hope is a new and improved year we are already planning training for Spring 2021. It will be a three to four-day training session to make up for missed training days in 2020. The dates and times are still to be determined. So, look for information soon!

The next item we need to address is missed elections that should have taken place in the Spring of 2020. The board and I have tossed around a few ideas. We would love input from our membership. Just like many other things this year that do not have a plan for a pandemic neither do our by-laws.

As we see it, we have three options:

  1. Let the current elected board members continue to serve until Spring of 2022 when the next scheduled election would be.
  2. Hold elections at our next in person meeting and let the newly elected board serve for 2 years. This would mean moving our election years to odd rather than even years.
  3. Hold elections at the next in person meeting with the newly elected board serving only 1 year to keep the election schedule on even years.

One thing to keep in mind is the Tri-State Training schedule. Georgia was to hold the Tri-State in Tybee Island this year. Of course, that did not happen. They are planning on the same training September 29, 2021 through October 1, 2021 at the same location in Tybee Island. South Carolina is the next year followed by us in 2023. If we hold elections in 2021 and the newly board serves for two years our next election would be in 2023. This would be difficult for a newly elected board to put together the Tri-State in such short order.

We realize there are several of you that have applications in for membership. All applications have been processed and backgrounds completed. At the next training session, we will hold a business meeting and get all pending applicants voted on by the membership which is required by our by-laws.

Finally, thank you to everyone who paid their 2020 dues. Please look for an invoice in January for 2021 dues. As always, we strive to be good stewards of your money. Although there was no training for 2020, we will take the 2020 dues and use them to add additional training when we can in 2021.

Thank you all for your patience as we navigate territory unknown to all of us.

Amanda Nosalek

Upcoming Meetings or Training

NCTC Senior Examiner Course

Date: July 12 - 16, 2021

NCTC is offering a FREE Senior Examiner Course at the NCSBI Headquarters located at 3320 Garner Road, Raleigh, NC Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16. This training is restricted to law enforcement examiners.

The Senior Examiner Courses are taught by fellow polygraph examiners from around the country. It's a great review of formats, TDA, and many other topics.

Register Online:

PPSB Private Polygraph Examiners License Exam

Date: September 29, 2021

Going forward all polygraph examiners wishing to acquire their private license and test for their PPSB private polygraph examiners licensure will be afforded two pre-scheduled opportunities to take the exam at the PPSB offices in Raleigh each calendar year. One test date will be offered each spring and another in the fall.

Annual Tri-state Polygraph Training

Date: September 29, 2021 - October 1, 2021

The Georgia Polygraph Association is hosting this year's Tri-State Polygraph Training.. The event will be located in Tybee Island, GA. More details TBA.

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