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Listing of upcoming training events sponsored by TALEPI or another polygraph organization.


Date: April 23 - 28, 2017

Houston, TX

The TALEPI 2017 Training Conference is being jointly held with AAPP 2017 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, TX. Visit the AAPP Seminar website for full details.

Tentative Schedule

Fee Details

All TALEPI members can attend the 2017 AAPP Conference for a fee of $150 (Wednesday through Friday--ONLY)
All TALEPI members can attend the 2017 AAPP Annual Awards Banquet (Thursday, included in Fee)
All TALEPI members can attend the TDLR Credit class (Thursday, included in Fee).

If a TALEPI member wants to sign up for the entire conference, (MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY), the normal AAPP fees apply (member or non-member fee).

TALEPI is not subsidizing this conference with any association funds and will have no conference expenses in 2017. TALEPI will not be collecting any conference fees associated with the 2017 Conference. As a result, TALEPI is going to institute the collection of the $25 membership fee, independent of the training conference, starting January 1, 2017. Treasurer Fontenot advises we can do this electronically and seamlessly. You must pay your annual fee to TALEPI in order to get the AAPP $150 fee rate.

Registration Details

Please go to the AAPP Registration page, sign up, register, and make your hotel reservations. If you are not a member, please consider joining. During checkout there is a coupon code box, and the code for our members is "TALEPI". When this is applied the pricing will adjust to $150. It is good for Wednesday - Friday of the conference. There will be a special TALEPI welcome/registration table set up for check-in on Wednesday morning.

TALEPI Business Meeting

We will be holding our annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 26th. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Approval of Minutes from 2016 Business Meeting - Download
  2. Treasurer Report
  3. Election for Board of Director (2-Positions)
  4. Election for Treasurer
  5. Election for Vice-President
  6. Election for President
  7. New business
  8. Adjourn


Date: June 5, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Amarillo, TX

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The National Polygraph Academy (NPA) was founded with the objective and mission to provide first class polygraph training to qualified, highly motivated persons in law enforcement, governmental organizations and the private sector. The Academy provides an intensive 400-hour training program focused on forensic detection of deception procedures and related disciplines. During the 10-week course students are afforded the opportunity to develop and refine the knowledge and skills necessary for successful administration of polygraph examinations. Students are exposed to a broad range of techniques designed to maximize the benefit of polygraph to their departments and/or clients. The Academy provides training consistent with the American Polygraph Association's Standards of Practice, validated techniques and U.S. government standards. The National Polygraph Academy is led by instructors with over 40 years combined polygraph educational experience.


Date: August 11, 2017

Amarillo, TX

This 6 hour class is TDLR approved and will be held at Amarillo College on August 11 starting at 9am. Troy Timmons will be the presenter. For more information about this course, contact the National Polygraph Academy.

09:00 am – 09:15 am Child Sexual Abuse Defined
Review of various definitions of child sexual abuse
Determining consensus on global definition of child sexual abuse
09:15 am – 10:00 am Types of Child Sexual Abuse
Non-contact sexual abuse
Contact sexual abuse
10:00 am – 10:10 am Break
10:10 am – 11:00 am Offender Typologies
Adolescent offenders
Sibling offenders
11:00 am – 11:10 am Break
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Offender Typologies Continued
Status offenders
Child molesters
12:01 pm – 01:00 pm Lunch
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Behavioral and Operational Characteristics of Child Molesters
Offense motivation
Internal controls
External controls
Victim resistance
02:30 pm – 02:40 pm Break
02:40 pm – 03:40 pm Post-Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Examinations
Instant Offense
Sexual History
03:40 pm – 03:50 pm Break
03:50 pm – 05:00 pm PSCOT Interviews with Offenders
In this section we will watch interviews with offenders about their experience with PCSOT testing.


Date: August 14 - 18, 2017

Amarillo, TX

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The National Polygraph Academy (NPA) was founded with the objective and mission to provide first class training to qualified, highly motivated persons in law enforcement, governmental organizations and the private sector. The academy provides a specialized 40 hour training class in Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT). The course is approved by the American Polygraph Association and meets the requirements for members to conduct PCSOT exams in compliance with the model policy and standards of practice of the APA.

This training will focus on the unique issues related to sex offender testing. Students will be exposed to the containment model of sex offender supervision and treatment. Proper polygraph protocols will also be discussed.

The course will include a discussion of the different types of PCSOT exams, question formulation, test construction, and the interdisciplinary relationship between supervision, treatment, and polygraph examiners. The requirements of the APA model policy for PCSOT testing will be discussed. APA members may sit for the APA examination at the conclusion of the training. Upon successful completion of the examination members will be issued a certificate from the NPA in Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Programs.

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