The Arizona Polygraph Association is professional association dedicated to standardization of testing protocols and ethics within the polygraph industry.
*** Join us for the 2013 AzPA Seminar…Date and Topic TBD***
2010 QA Initiative
On April 29, 2010 the Board of Directors of the Arizona Polygraph Association approved a quality assurance (QA) initiative which would be a “no-fee” public service for polygraph examiners, as well as end-users of polygraph within the private and public sectors. A six member panel from the Association will be separated into three categories to serve our community, including law enforcement, private examiners and Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT).
For more information call Dan Caputo at 928-607-2153.
Any information provided during a requested QA will be done anonymously and no information will be accepted that identifies the test subject’s identification. This QA process only requires the polygraph charts, all test questions utilized and a redacted version of the corresponding polygraph report. This QA process is not a replacement for official Quality Control or Peer Review processes adopted by the American Polygraph Association (APA) or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) which are designed for a more comprehensive analysis which typically includes the review of all relevant materials, including the electronic recording of the polygraph examination in its entirety. The AzPA Quality Assurance Review will be considered a “work-in-progress” initiative, and a formal written protocol will be forthcoming. Though this may not be an ideal resolution to an on-going concern, it is a start in the right direction.
In the future, the Association will explore the feasibility of other incentives to advance the quality of polygraphy within the State of Arizona and uphold current industry standards. As always the Arizona Polygraph Association strongly recommends the user of polygraph to demand quality service and integrity when choosing a polygraph examiner. We believe that starts with membership within our Association.
If you are not a current member or contemplating membership we urge you to participate in the future of polygraph by becoming a member of the Arizona Polygraph Association.
How to pick a polygraph examiner.
1. Did they attend an accredited school?
3. Have they administered at least two hundred (200) polygraph examinations utilizing an instrument capable of simultaneously recording respiration, psycho-galvanic skin reactions. pulse rate and relative blood pressure changes within three (3) years following completion of training at a polygraph school (accredited). At least fifty (50) of the two hundred (200) examinations must be “Specific” as opposed to screening examinations.