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

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

bulletLife 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:
bulletRetain all rights and privileges of general membership.
bulletBe exempt from all dues and assessments of this Association.
 
bulletAffiliate Member - Persons having a valid professional interest in polygraph may be eligible for affiliate membership in the Association. Affiliate Member shall:
bulletSubmit a written application for membership to the Association.
bulletHave no voting rights in any matter before the general membership.
bulletNot be eligible for election or appointment to any office or committee of this Association nor serve thereon.
bulletNot represent themselves to be other than Affiliate Member of this Association.
bulletNot 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.
bulletBe able to attend all meetings of the general membership of this Association.
 
bulletInternship - Applicants for Intern membership shall:
bulletHave graduated from a school of polygraph accredited by the American Polygraph Association.
bulletBe 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.
bulletShall not be eligible to vote on matters before the Association, until such time as they complete their internship.
bulletPass any examination as established and required by the Membership Committee.
bulletBe eligible for full membership upon completion of requirements as expressed in the By-Laws of this Association.
 
bulletHonorary 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:
bulletHave no voting rights before the general membership.
bulletNot be eligible for election or appointment to any office or committee of this Association or serve thereon.
bulletNot represent themselves to be other than Honorary Members of this Association.
bulletNot 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.
bulletBe able to attend all meetings of the general membership of this Association.
 

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