State, National and International Seminars









TOPIC & SPEAKER: Tom Coffey 

Empirical Scoring System Multinomial (ESS-M): Implementing with Confidence 

8 Hours of APA Approved CEU 

This training session integrates practical exercises during eight hours of lecture and discussion of implementation of the Empirical Scoring System - Multinomial (ESS-M). Successful graduates will recognize the benefits of using ESS-M and be able to confidently implement or transition to ESS-M upon return to their polygraph suites. Successful implementation includes being able to write and explain ESS-M reports, being able to identify and use the correct multinomial distribution table, and being able to provide quality control of ESS-M report narratives for oneself or other examiners. This training strongly supports the intent of the American Polygraph Association (APA), American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), and Illinois Polygraph Society (IPS) in promoting widespread adoption of evidence based practices. Attendees will receive digital take-home materials consisting of a copy of the presentation and a MS-Word ESS-M report template. This course may include printed handouts and a graded final exercise. 


Time: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am 

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Elmhurst/Oak Brook Area 

370 N. IL Rt. 83, Elmhurst, Illinois 630-941-9444 

Rooms have been blocked for the Illinois Polygraph Society at a discounted rate of $89.00 per night. 

This seminar is FREE to all 2019 paid IPS members. 

IPS Annual dues $100.00. 

Fee for non-members $75.00 day of seminar. 

Register with: Carol Van Henkelum, [email protected] 





2019 American Polygraph Association

Latin America Polygraph Seminar

Hosted by:      Sabino Martinez ([email protected])

Mike Gougler

April 25 - 27, 2019

Hilton Reforma, Mexico City



APA Members:          $300.00 USA Dollars before March 28, 2019

$350.00 after March 28, 2019

$400.00 at the door on the day of the seminar


Non-Members:           $400.00 USA Dollars before March 28, 2019

$450.00 after March 28, 2019

$500.00 at the door on the day of the seminar


Main subjects:           APA recognized polygraph techniques and their validity studies.

Interview and interrogation on criminal specific cases

Pre-employment screening and interviewing "A Different Approach"

Breakout Subjects for Mexico Law Enforcement examiners: Laws and current procedures. (To be determined)


Registration begins October 1, 2019

Hotel Information:

Non-member registration form
Member registration form


Click Here for the schedule


The web page address for the hotel click here


Click Here for the registration info


Group Name: Reunion Internacional de la Asociacion Americana de Poligrafia
Group Code: GRPAPA
Check-in: 20-APR-2019
Check-out: 29-APR-2019
Hotel Name: Hilton Mexico City Reforma
Hotel Address: Av. Juarez #70. Colonia Centro
  Mexico City, Mexico 
Phone Number: +52 55 5130 5299






Arizona Polygraph Association

2018 Annual Seminar

& Business Meeting


October 23 – 26, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Business Meeting will be held October 26th 1:00 – 4:00 PM.)


Scottsdale Police Department

Hontz Training Facility

911 N. Stadem Drive

Tempe, AZ 85281


The Arizona Polygraph Association (AzPA) is proud to announce

the presenters for this year’s Annual Seminar


Major Walt Goodson – Texas DPS

Lieutenant Matthew Mull – Texas DPS

Detective Scott Zuberbuehler – Gilbert PD


Training Topics Include:


Countermeasures (8 hrs)

DLST / Screening Exams (4 hrs)

ESS (4 hrs)

Pre-test Interview (4 hrs)

Tactical Polygraph (4 hrs)

Introduction to Technology Assisted Crimes for Polygraph Examiners (PCSOT 4 hrs)




$185 AzPA Member

$225 Non-Member


A working lunch will be provided by the AzPA daily for all paying attendees. To register for the seminar, please click on the following link:




This seminar will provide up to 32 continuing education hours through the American Polygraph Association (APA) and the Arizona Polygraph Association (AzPA).


For more information, please contact Jennifer Paxson at (480) 312-1937 or [email protected]










JANUARY  26-27, 2019

 The Northwest Polygraph Examiners Association will hold its 2018-19 Winter Seminar in Hood River, Oregon on January  26th  –  27th, 2019 at the Hood River Inn in Hood River, Oregon.  Reservations can be made by calling the Hood River Inn at (541) 386-8904. A special rate as low as $84 per night depending on room type has been negotiated. The cost of the seminar is $100 for members and $150 for non-members, and includes twelve hours of APA approved CE training, daily coffee bar, one hosted meal, and admittance to our now infamous hosted hospitality room each night where you can meet and mingle with our members. Come talk polygraph with some of the best examiners in the world!


Registration information can be found on the NPEA web site at