I.C.P.A.: The Israeli Association of Computerized Polygraph Examiners
Founded in 1999, the Israeli Association of Computerized Polygraph Examiners brings together all those involved in computerized and conventional polygraph testing. The association only has polygraph examiners who are authorized to conduct computerized polygraph tests, have undergone a strict acceptance process by the association and do not have a criminal record.
The I.C.P.A. works in cooperation with the European Polygraph Association “Europolygraph” and is recognized as a division of the Europolygraph Association of Polygraph Examiners.
The process of admission to the association is carried out by a special committee which screens and filters the candidates for membership according to the requirements of its regulations and standards. Association members participate in conferences and training in Israel and abroad, attend lectures and receive ongoing and up-to-date information on research, innovation and related topics in the polygraph field.
All I.C.P.A. members undergo training recognized by the Israeli Association of Computerized Polygraph Examiners, the European Polygraph Association or the American Polygraph Association.
I.C.P.A. membership is divided into four levels:
Full member – the association’s founders are full members (active polygraph examiners who meet the following four conditions):
- Are graduates of a polygraph school or college in the accepted study format, provided they received a certificate of completion.
- Have conducted at least 200 polygraph examinations in practice and worked in the field for a full year.
- Have been examined by an admissions committee that confirmed their professional and moral qualifications.
- Have paid the membership fees to the association.
Cadet – graduates of a polygraph school or college in the accepted study format, provided they received a certificate of completion and have paid the annual membership fees to the association.
Candidate – students at a polygraph school or college in the accepted study format, who have been examined by an admissions committee that confirmed their professional and moral qualifications.
Supporter – anyone who is not a polygraph examiner and does not carry out polygraph testing as a profession, but who engages in the subject in a scientific or legal manner.