State, National and International Seminars



Northwest Polygraph Examiners Association Polygraph Seminar 

June 22 June 26 2020

Missoula, Montana


  • 40 Hour Basic PCSOT Class (APA Accredited) hosted separately in a different room. 


The other room will host training on the following topics:

  •  Minimizing Polygraph Confirmation Bias
  • Screening Testing Methodology Improvements
  • Comparative Analysis Of Testing Formats
  • Test Data Analysis Review
  • Law Enforcement Case Study
  • Psychology & Physiology
  • Understanding the Empirical Scoring System (ESS) now called ESS-M (Multivariate) with New Cut Scores
  • Identifying Countermeasures
  • Computer Algorithm Support - APA Requirements

The 2020 Summer Seminar will be held at Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown in Missoula, MT. The week long training welcomes nationally recognized instructors: Ray Nelson, Chip Morgan and Gil Witte.

 Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations with the hotel. Make sure you identify yourself as attending the NPEA conference to receive the low negotiated rates by May 22, 2020.


Seminar Fee:

Pre-Registration Member $300/Non-Member $400

Late Registration (June 1, 2020) $350/$450

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 Questions or to RSVP Contact Cory Russell [email protected]




April 1, 2 and 3, 2020

Salt Lake City Doubletree Suites by Hilton

110 W 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

(Contact the Hotel directly for lodging reservations (801) 359‑7800)

Qualifying continuing education featuring the following Instructors and Topics



Clifford “CHIP” MORGAN

April 1, 2020

Chip Morgan is an internationally recognized trainer and lecturer sharing his training and expertise with others in law enforcement, military and corrections arenas. Chip has been a featured speaker, primary instructor, guest lecturer and keynote speaker at numerous national training seminars and colleges throughout the world. He is currently Senior Instructor and Co-Director of the Backster School of Lie Detection.  Chip will be presenting on reducing inconclusives through  the elimination of  common examiner errors including improper test questions construction and scoring errors.  He will also discuss mandatory computer algorithm use rules.



Scott Walters

April 2, 2020

Scott Walters is an American Polygraph Association Certified Primary Instructor.  With over 20 years of active law enforcement service Scott is currently a Sergeant with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and is the polygraph section supervisor.  Conducting polygraph examinations for both the private and government sector Scott is a recognized court expert in polygraph in Florida.  Past School Director for the International Academy of Polygraph, Scott is currently a primary instructor for PEAK Credibility Assessment Training.   He will discuss current criteria for the Empirical Scoring System (ESS/ESS-M) test Data Analysis with a comparison of Federal Scoring and the Kircher feathers.  He will also discuss advancements in the ESS M scoring with components of the ESS-M score sheet and ESS-M two stage cut scores.


Rob Lundell

April 3, 2020

Rob Lundell has been a full-time practicing examiner licensed in Oregon for more than 37 years with extensive experience testing sexual offenders.  In 1983 he helped develop the first comprehensive sexual offender management program eventually naming it the ‘Containment Model’, a term now in common use.  In 1997 Rob was appointed to a committee of the American Polygraph Association (APA) to develop a model policy for the proper and effective use of polygraph in sexual offender management.  Serving at times as chairman of that committee he helped develop the APA ‘Post-Conviction Sexual Offender Testing’ (PCSOT) model policy.  As a primary instructor for APA Rob has certified more than 100 examiners in PCSOT.  He has conducted numerous trainings on sexual offender and domestic violence testing and other various training programs for the APA, state polygraph associations, probation officers and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (ATSA).  He has published extensively in professional journals and is the co-author of the 156-page manual (2nd edition) “The Containment Approach to Managing Sexual Offenders in the Community” a Practitioner’s Guide.  Rob will be presenting on the creation and evolution of PCSOT model policies, approved testing techniques, preparation for and conduct of different types of PCSOT testing, chart analysis and post test interview of PCSOT examinees.


Lunch is included all three days 




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Register before 3/15/2020


       $200 UPA member                                                                                         


       $400 Non UPA member                                                                                 


Register after 3/15/2020


       $250 UPA member                                                                                         


       $450 Non UPA member         



The Utah Polygraph Association (UPA) has open enrollment


Examiners wishing to attend may join the UPA (application available on the website at even if they don=t live in Utah.  Former members may register at the UPA member price after becoming current on their membership dues                       

Send Registration form (and membership application) and payment to:      


Utah Polygraph Association

Attention, Jared Rockwood

PO Box 809

Orem, Utah 84507

Questions to:                                   

John Pickup

[email protected]



Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 2020

Registration 0730 Class Starts 0800 - 1600

Location: Charleston Police Department

Directions: 180 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403


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Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 2, 2020

Registration 0730 Class Starts 0800 - 1600

Location: Las Vegas Metro Police Department Convention Center Area Command

Directions: 750 Sierra Vista Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89169


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