State, National and International Seminars



 Arizona Polygraph Association

 2017 Annual Seminar & Business Meeting


March 7 – 10, 2017*

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(*Business Meeting will be held March 9 at 4:00 p.m.)



Chandler Police Department

Desert Breeze Substation

251 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. W.

Chandler, AZ 85226




The Arizona Polygraph Association (AzPA) is proud to announce

the speaker and presenter for this year’s Annual Seminar


Mr. James T. Orr

Dr. David Raskin

Mr. Mark Handler





$185 AzPA Member

$225 Non-Member


A working lunch will be provided by the AzPA daily for all paying attendees. Fees and/or membership dues can be paid via the Arizona Polygraph Association (AzPA) website,





This seminar will provide up to 24 continuing education hours through the Arizona Polygraph Association (AzPA). Review and approval of hours for certification through the American Polygraph Association (APA) is pending.




Speaker Bios


Mr. James “Jim” Orr graduated from the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute in Fort McClellan in 1999 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Jim has conducted over 2,300 polygraph examinations in all areas of FBI responsibility across the United States and around the world. He also served as the a mentor, field trainers, and head polygraph examiner in the FBI’s Baltimore and Tampa and conducted quality control review of other FBI examiners’ work. Upon retiring from the FBI in 2011, Jim founded Tampa Polygraph Services, LLC, and has conducted hundreds of polygraph examinations in the United States and abroad for law enforcement agencies and as a contractor for the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Jim has received extensive instruction in all areas of polygraph and interview and interrogation since entering the polygraph field and also served as a primary instructor at the Academy of Polygraph Science from June 2012 through March 2016 at which time he was responsible for teaching all aspects of polygraph. In addition to his polygraph experience, Jim has over 36 years of active law enforcement experience beginning his law enforcement career as a police officer in the City of Westland, Michigan in metropolitan Detroit in August 1974. He accepted the position of FBI Special Agent in October 1983 where he served in that capacity until retirement. Jim is a current member in good standing with the American Polygraph Association (APA), American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), and Florida Polygraph Association (FPA). Jim is also a former full member of the Maryland Polygraph Association.


Dr. Raskin has served on the faculties of UCLA, Michigan State, and the University of Utah. He has authored more than 150 scientific articles, chapters, books, and reports, including Scientific Methods in Criminal Investigation and Evidence and Credibility Assessment: Scientific Research and Applications published in 2014. He has received research grants and contracts on the subject of deception detection from the National Institute of Justice, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, US Secret Service, and National Institute of Mental Health. He frequently consults and does training for many US federal agencies and foreign governments. The laboratories of Professor Raskin and his colleague, Dr. John Kircher at the University of Utah, are recognized worldwide as leaders in research and development of polygraph methods and computer techniques for the conduct and analysis of polygraph examinations. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA.

Mark Handler is an independent polygraph instructor and consultant. He serves on the board of the American Polygraph Association (APA) and American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP). He has published over 50 scientific articles on the topic of polygraph and credibility assessment. In the past, he was a Deputy Sheriff in Conroe County, Texas and a U.S. Navy nuclear submariner. Mark previously served on the Converus Advisory Board.




Maine Polygraph  Association meeting

Best Practices & Legal Issues


May 24 -26th, 2017


mAY 22 & 23, 2017

*NEAPP member cost $75*

Advanced Interview Techniques for Sex and Domestic Violence Cases


Ramada Saco

352 North St, Saco, ME 04072

Phone(207) 286-9600



This is a split 5 day workshop that will provide training on the latest examples of best polygraph practices and polygraph related legal issues.


Additionally there is a separate 2 day course of instruction aimed at the enhancement of interviewing skills and question formulation by improving one’s ability to successfully "listen" to those that have been impacted by violence and refine an individual’s skills for working with perpetrators of violence. This material utilizes research from the fields of traumatology, neuro-psychology, linguistics, polygraph, child protection, behavioral profiling and forensic psychology. 





APA FED ID # 52-1035722



From Frye to Daubert & Beyond Courtroom Testimony: Pitfalls to Avoid Daubert Hearing Demonstration

WALT GOODSON – APA Chairman of the Board

Countermeasurer, Screening Examinations
Administering Defensible Examinations & 


When you attend this seminar, you receive up to 20 CEHs (Continuing Education Hours) approved by the American Polygraph Association and the Federal Certification Program for Continuing Education and Training.

.Tax Deductions:
All expenses of continuing education (including registration fees, travel, meals and lodging) taken to maintain and improve professional skills are tax-deductible subject to the limitations set forth in the Internal Revenue Code.

(The registration fee includes professional instruction, seminar materials, AM and PM Refreshment Breaks)

APA Cancellations Refund Policy:
Cancellations received in writing prior to 12/30/16 will receive a full refund. Persons canceling after 12/30/16 will not receive a refund but will be provided with the handout material

CES-Albuquerque, NM (Feb. 2-4, 2017) We can not possibly reach everyone who would be interested in taking part if this seminar. Please help us by making copies of the page for your co-workers and business associates. Thank you for your assistance.


Thursday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


11000 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
To make Hotel Reservations:
Call the
1-877-747-5382 or 505-848-1999

Room rate: $99.00, SINGLE/DOUBLE, plus taxes, be sure to mention Group Code #SFP0217

Complimentary WI-FI, valet and self parking and shuttle service to and from the Albuquerque International Airport

All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or advance deposit in the amount of one night’s lodging. Reservations not guaranteed will be automatically cancelled at the cut-off date.

CUTOFF DATE for hotel reservations is 1/12/17 Individual departure dates will be reconfirmed upon check-in. (5 DAY CANCELLATION notice required)

REGISTRATION FEE: Pre-paid by December 30, 2016 $250 APA Member/Applicant
$250 NMSFP Member*
$275 Non-Member

REGISTRATION FEE AFTER December 30, 2016 $275 APA Member/Applicant
$275 NMSFP Member*
$300 Non-Member

*must be a paid up member of NMFSP

CHATTANOOGA, TN 37414 1-800-272-8037 or 423-892-3992

Click HERE for a registration form

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The Tennessee Polygraph Association

Presents the 2017 Polygraph Seminar


April 10-13, 2017

(Monday 12:00 pm thru Thursday 12:00 pm)

MainStay Suites, Pigeon Forge, TN

410 Pine Mountain Rd.  1-888-428-8350

Room Rate $99.00 mention TN Polygraph Association


MainStay Suites are holding a limited number of rooms so register early.

This seminar will provide 30 hours of training.

 Speakers will Include: Don Krapohl - Steve Duncan - Skipp Webb

 Topics Include: Developing the Hard Questions, Nailing the Pre-test, Utah Zone, Countermeasures, Testing Procedures, Ethics in Polygraph, Roundtable Troubleshooting, Instrumentation, Tennessee State Law

Registration Fee:    $175.00 before March 15, 2015

                           $200.00 at the door

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Make your checks payable to: Tennessee Polygraph Association


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Send your check and registration to:


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PO Box 27407

Knoxville TN, 37927














FREE TRAINING MINNESOTA POLYGRAPH ASSOCIATION 2016 WINTER TRAINING EVENT MN Polygraph Association is excited to present Mr. Gary Davis. He will be presenting training for polygraph examiners on the Directed Lie and ESS Scoring.

December 6, 2016 Anoka County Sheriff’s Office 13301 Hanson Boulevard, Andover, MN 55304. Room 2112

9 AM - 4 PM Lunch 12-1 on your own Please email to register


About Gary  

Gary has served as an Examiner for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and in Private Practice for over 35 years. He is qualified as an expert on Polygraph in the United States District Court, the District Courts of the State of Kansas and Missouri. He is past Vice President of the APA and is the current Director of the Academy of Polygraph Science, Ft. Myers, Fl.

The training is APA approved for Continuing Educations Credits.