The American Polygraph Association-The American Polygraph Association continues to be the leading polygraph professional association, establishing standards of ethical practices, techniques, instrumentation, research, and advanced training and continuing educational programs.
Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment-The mission of the council is to enhance public safety by developing and implementing policy and by providing education concerning effective interventions and management of sex offenders. Here you will find the latest Guidelines for Clinical Polygraph Examination of Sex Offenders and Roster of Polygraph Examiner's who are J.P.C.O.T. approved.
The Backster School of Lie Detection-The Backster School is the leader in establishing polygraph oriented educational standards. It is the leading school teaching techniques for obtaining polygraph examination determinations exclusively through chart results, yet does not neglect emphasis on interrogation approaches where deceptive charts are indicated.
References attesting to the high standards of the Backster School can be received from leading law enforcement agencies using the polygraph. It is their consensus that the Backster School presents the most advanced polygraph examiner course, as its founder is still active as School Director and has made major contributions toward techniques now considered standard.
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) generally prevents employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exemptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test or for exercising other rights under the Act. In addition, employers are required to display the EPPA poster in the workplace for their employees.