A printable copy of the NPA Constitution
The name of this organization shall be the National Polygraph Association, Inc., herein after referred to as the NPA.
To advance the use of polygraph as a profession and to encourage its use wherever the truth is sought.
To promote research into instrumentation and techniques.
To advance professional standards of polygraph examiners in the continued development of higher educational training standards, promote professional achievement, and inspire ethical conduct within the polygraph profession.
To unify all polygraph examiners from the private polygraph industry as well as law enforcement and associated government entities within the professional standards of the NPA.
To promote and advance public acceptance of the polygraph and to urge the members active participation in civic and community affairs where the polygraph is concerned.
To publicize the name and prestige of the NPA.
To qualify for full privileges and standing as a member, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
The officers of the NPA shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Election of officers of the NPA will be held annually during the Annual Business Meeting.
The President shall appoint no less than three (3) members of the NPA to serve as a nominating committee. Members of the nominating committee may be any NPA member currently holding office but not seeking election.
This Constitution may be amended at the annual meeting of the NPA by a favorable vote of two-thirds majority of the members present and voting. Amendments shall take effect immediately upon approval.
Unless otherwise agreed upon during any meeting or proceeding, the Parliamentary Authority for the NPA shall be Robert's "Rules of Order"