AAPP Membership Levels

  1. Member
    1. Must be a law enforcement polygraphist as defined in Article III.
    2. Must have demonstrated proficiency in the administration of polygraph examinations.
    3. To maintain membership it is necessary to attend within every two-calendar-year period at least one recognized polygraph seminar. Seminars qualifying are those conducted by the AAPP, an AAPP-recognized polygraph school, or a formally organized national, regional or state polygraph organization.
    4. Members shall have the right to vote if the member’s dues for that year are paid prior to the Annual Meeting.
    5. Members may hold any AAPP office.
    6. Members may serve on any AAPP committee.
  2. Affiliate
    1. Any citizen of a North American country demonstrating a genuine interest in the polygraph profession may be eligible for affiliate membership. Such interest may be demonstrated by being involved in the manufacture or sale of polygraph instruments, research of polygraph instruments or techniques or other functions acceptable to the Board of Directors. Further, any current employee, salaried or contract, of any agency equivalent to an American Law Enforcement AAPP Constitution & Bylaws R5/14 8 organization in North American countries may also be eligible for affiliate membership. The prospective foreign member’s responsibilities must include the administration of polygraph examinations for the employer; has met licensing/certification requirements mandated in the place of residence/practice; and is a graduate of an AAPP recognized polygraph school.
    2. The procedure for membership acceptance shall be the same as for members.
    3. Affiliate members are not eligible to vote or hold any elected office.
    4. Affiliate members shall have the right to participate in other activities of the AAPP, and may serve on any committee, but not as Chair.
  3. Retired
    1. Retired membership is limited to those members that have been in active membership status for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years and are no longer actively engaged in any type of polygraph consultations and/or the administration of polygraph examination.
    2. Retired Members shall not be assessed any annual dues.
    3. Retired members are eligible for reinstatement to normal membership upon application.
    4. Retired members shall have the right to vote. AAPP Constitution & Bylaws R5/14 9
    5. Retired members shall be eligible to hold any elective offices other than President and Vice President.
    6. Retired members may serve on any committee.
    7. Retired members shall receive all mailings of the AAPP.

If you wish to change your status to Retired, please email [email protected]