UKPA Advanced Training Course – Polygraph Training
We are incredibly proud to be the only polygraph association outside of America offering training courses that have received official approval from the prestigious APA (American Polygraph Association). As part of our commitment to upholding the highest standards in the industry, every examiner seeking membership with the American Polygraph Association is required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of advanced training, as outlined in their membership policy.
Our upcoming training is scheduled for June 2023 and has already received the stamp of approval from the APA training board. However, please note that spaces are limited, and we have had full attendance in previous years, so we encourage you to secure your spot as soon as possible. Keeping true to our not-for-profit ethos, we are offering this training at a nominal cost of £300 per person, which covers our expenses.
Previously, prospective UK examiners had to travel to the United States to access advanced training. However, we are incredibly fortunate to have secured Scott Walters as our highly experienced trainer, who will be traveling all the way from Florida to lead this course. His expertise and dedication to the field will undoubtedly provide a valuable learning experience for all attendees.
If you are interested in joining us for this exclusive training opportunity, we kindly request you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are truly excited to continue fostering knowledge and excellence in the field of polygraph examinations.
APA Continuing Education Hours Policy
According to the APA By Laws, members are required to remain current with advances in the field by regular attendance at continuing education courses. Here are the By Law provisions:
3.3.3 A polygraph examiner shall, where applicable, comply with all state continuing education requirements. Practicing examiners shall complete a minimum of 30 continuing education hours every two years in coursework related to the field of polygraphy. A practicing examiner shall be defined as any member who has conducted polygraph training, quality assurance, or examinations in the previous two years. Examiners are responsible for maintaining records to document that they have met the continuing education requirement.
APA approval for the granting of continuing education hours follows a formal process. Requests for approval by APA accredited schools, APA members, or others should be submitted through the APA National Office to the General Chair of the APA Continuing Education Committee at least 30 days in advance of the proposed training. The request should clearly identify the dates, times, location, a schedule/outline of the subject matter(s) to be presented, and documentation reflecting the qualifications of the presenter(s). Curriculum Vitas are preferred. Previously recognized and approved APA PCSOT 40 hour courses are not exempt from this policy; however, the request for continuing education hours/notification of pending seminar/course for these courses need to only provide the time, date and identity of a previously recognized APA PCSOT program and instructors.
Within 10 business days following the conduct of training, the APA National Office will be notified in writing of the identity of those APA members or applicants for membership that attended, the number of hours each attended, and of any material changes from the approved course content, schedule/outline of subject matter and/or presenter(s).
Instructor Scott Walters Bio
Sgt Scott Walters from Peak Polygraph School is a highly qualified instructor, certified by the American Polygraph Association (APA) and a member of the UKPA. With over 20 years of law enforcement experience, Mr. Walters is an expert in polygraph examinations for various purposes. He is currently employed as a Sergeant with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and serves as the polygraph section supervisor. Mr. Walters has conducted over 5,300 polygraph examinations and is recognized as a court expert in the field within the State of Florida. Additionally, he has provided specialized instruction in polygraph methodology and interview techniques internationally.