State, National and International Seminars





 Tybee Island Tri-state Polygraph Conference



Mr. Steve Duncan is a former President of the Georgia Polygraph Association (GPA) and the American Polygraph Association (APA). He retired from the Georgia State Patrol and spends his time as a guest lecturer and instructor for the APA and the American International Institute of Polygraph (AIIP). He is a valuable member of the polygraph community and we are pleased to have him instructing and attending the Tri-State conference this year. Mr. Duncan will be presenting on the APA Standards of Practice and Emergency Services Pre-employment Testing. 

Mr. Mark Handler is the current Editor for the American Polygraph Association publication and is highly considered to be a leader in the field of polygraph research. He is a former law enforcement polygraphist and is a polygraph and credibility assessment instructor. He has written and co- authored approximately 70 peer-reviewed articles pertaining to credibility assessment. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Handler as one of our talented and knowledgeable instructors for this year’s conference. Mr. Handler will be providing instruction regarding ESS-Multinomial scoring, Countermeasure Research, and Understanding Base Rates & Reducing Inconclusive Results. 

Ms. Erika Thiel is a Board Member with the APA and serves as the Chair of the APA PCSOT Committee. She is a licensed clinical therapist and polygraph program manager, specializing in Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT). Ms. Thiel will be leading instruction on the latest PCSOT trends and recommendations, the PCSOT model, advances in PCSOT testing, and trauma-related issues in PDD. 




Deadline for registration:  August 1, 2021
Seating may be limited as determined by any pandemic restrictions, so early registration is encouraged


Registration fee: $100.00


Waived for GPA members in good standing (2021 dues paid)

Non-GPA members paid prior to August 1, 2021

Non-GPA members paid after August 1, 2021


Any cancellation received in writing prior to September 1, 2021, will receive a full refund



Comments / Questions:

Registration / Payment Options:


Email registration to:

[email protected]


PayPal payment to:

[email protected]

select “personal payment” to avoid service charges

Mail registration form
and payment to:

Don Berecz (GPA Treasurer)
P.O. Box 2992

Statesboro, GA 30459

Phone: (912) 536-5198

Hotel Tybee September 29th- October 1st 2021 

Group Rates (subject to 14% tax & $5 per night GA hotel/motel tax) 

Group rates are good from September 29th- October1st 2021 for those that would like to stay longer. Please present your tax exempt forms at the time of check-in. 

$99/night King Bed- Inland view 

$109/night 2 Queen Beds- Inland view 

$109/night King Bed- Sand Dune view 

$119/night 2 Queen Beds- Sand Dune view 

$123/night King Bed-Partial Oceanview 

$133/night 2 Queen Beds- Partial Oceanview 

$143/night King Bed- Oceanview 

$153/night 2 Queen Beds- Oceanview 

*$25.00 Destination Fee per room per night is waived for this group. 

Promo Code: GPA2021 

Features on Tybee: 

Tybee Lighthouse & Museum Dolphin Tours 

Deep Sea Fishing Tybee Marine Science Center 

Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Paddle Boarding Golf Cart Rentals 

Bike Rentals 

Fort Pulaski National Monument Memorial Park 

Spacious rooms that feature private balconies 

In-room Coffee Maker, Refrigerator & Microwave 

46” flat screen TV’s 

Electronic In-room safe 

Electronic Door Locks 

Guest-Only Interior Hallways ü All Non-smoking Hotel Rooms ü Handicap Accessible Rooms 

Two Sparkling Swimming Pools 

Best location on the island! 

One block to 15 restaurants & nightlife, just steps from the ocean 

Reservations: PROMO Code: GPA2021