CAPE Membership Information

Article VI: Membership in the California Association of Polygraph Examiners is a privilege and there shall be five (5) classes of membership. Any person convicted of a felony crime or who commits any act considered to be detrimental to the polygraph profession as determined by the Board of Directors, shall be ineligible to hold or continue to hold any class of membership in this Association.

The classes of membership shall be:

Full Member - Applicants for Full membership shall:
        Have graduated from a school of polygraph accredited by the American Polygraph Association and submit proof of such graduation
             to the membership committee.
        Have successfully completed CAPE’S internship program or
        Meet the requirements as outlined in the CAPE By-Laws.

Full members in good standing shall:
        Be eligible to attend and participate in all activities of the Association.
        Have full voting rights in all matters before the general membership and on any committee of the Association on which he
             may serve.
        Be eligible for election or appointment to any office or committee of this Association.


Life Member - Life membership may be granted to a Full Member of this Association who, by reason of retirement, health or personal finances would otherwise have to sever their membership; or to a Full Member of this Association who has made an outstanding contribution to this Association; or to a Full Member of this Association who has held general membership status for twenty (20) or more consecutive years. Life Membership may be granted only upon recommendation by a two-third-majority vote of the Board of Directors and acceptance by a three-quarters majority vote of all Full Members voting at a regular meeting of the general membership. The nominee need not appear before the membership. Life Member shall:
        Retain all rights and privileges of general membership.
        Be exempt from all dues and assessments of this Association.


Affiliate Member - Persons having a valid professional interest in polygraph may be eligible for affiliate membership in the Association. Affiliate Member shall:
        Submit a written application for membership to the Association.
        Have no voting rights in any matter before the general membership.
        Not be eligible for election or appointment to any office or committee of this Association nor serve thereon.
        Not represent themselves to be other than Affiliate Member of this Association.
        Not conduct any examination for the purpose of verifying the truth or determining deception unless such examination is
             conducted solely for the purpose of objective, scientific inquiry. Any Affiliate Member who violates this section shall be
             expelled from this Association.
        Be able to attend all meetings of the general membership of this Association.


Internship - Applicants for Intern membership shall:
        Have graduated from a school of polygraph accredited by the American Polygraph Association.
        Be eligible to attend and participate in all activities of the Association. They shall not be eligible for election to any office
             nor to chair any committee. They may serve as a committee member with the approval of the Board of Directors. They shall
             not represent themselves as other than an Intern Member of this Association.
        Shall not be eligible to vote on matters before the Association, until such time as they complete their internship.
        Pass any examination as established and required by the Membership Committee.
        Be eligible for full membership upon completion of requirements as expressed in the By-Laws of this Association.


Honorary Member - Any person who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the polygraph profession may be
                                      eligible for Honorary Membership in this Association. Honorary Members shall:
        Have no voting rights before the general membership.
        Not be eligible for election or appointment to any office or committee of this Association or serve thereon.
        Not represent themselves to be other than Honorary Members of this Association.
        Not conduct any examination for the purpose of verifying the truth or determining deception unless such examination
             is conducted solely for the purpose of objective scientific inquiry. Any Honorary Member who violates this section shall
             be expelled from this Association.
        Be able to attend all meetings of the general membership of this Association.


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