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Membership Information

Don't forget SCAPE Membership Dues are required by January 1st!

SCAPE now allows our members to securely pay your dues online with a credit card using PayPal. As always, dues payment can also be made and mailed to our Secretary/Treasurer at the following address:

SCAPE Secretary-Treasurer
Marc A. Sharpe
Greenville County Sheriff’s Office
4 McGee Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Being a Member

Article IV of the SCAPE Constitution dictates the types and roles of the SCAPE Membership. Want to become a member? Download our Membership application in Word or PDF

Article IV: Membership

  1. There are five (5) classes of membership: Full, Provisional, Affiliate, Life and Honorary.
    1. Full Members of this Association are persons who:
      1. Must be licensed by the State of South Carolina as a Polygraph Examiner, or hold a license from a state having a reciprocal licensing agreement or be a certified Federal Examiner.
      2. Must possess a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, or a High School Diploma with 5 years of investigative experience.
      3. Must not have been convicted of a felony, or any crime of moral turpitude.
      4. Must complete thirty (30) hours of approved training every two (2) years, training to be approved by the Executive Board or its designated committee.
      5. Must abide by the code of ethics as established by the Association.
      6. Must meet all financial obligations to the Association
      7. May vote on any matter before the general membership.
      8. May hold any appointed position or elective office in the Association.
    2. Provisional Members of this Association are persons who:
      1. Have satisfied all of the requirements for Full Membership with the exception of:
        1. Article IV. A. 1. a., but are at minimum currently enrolled in an approved school leading to satisfaction of this requirement within two (2) years. OR
        2. Article IV. A. 1. b., and plan to meet this requirement within (2) years.
        3. OR Both i. and ii.
      2. Have not satisfied all the requirements for full membership by the end of their two (2) year provisional membership, but upon appeal to the Executive Board have been granted a single two-(2) year extension to complete the requirements for full membership.
      3. May vote on any matter before the general membership.
      4. May hold any appointed position in the Association but are not eligible for elected office.
    3. Affiliate Members of this Association are persons who:
      1. Are not eligible for full or provisional membership but possess a sincere interest in the polygraph field. Applicants may include representatives of polygraph manufacturers, persons involved in polygraph research or any other persons determined by the membership committee as having a valid or professional interest in the polygraph field.
      2. Must meet all financial obligations to the organization.
      3. Are not eligible to vote on matters before the general membership.
      4. Are not eligible to hold any appointed position or elective office.
      5. May serve on committees in an advisory capacity.
    4. Life Members of this Association are persons who:
      1. Are members of the SCAPE who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the SCAPE and to the polygraph profession. Any member nominated by the Executive Board and approved by a two-thirds majority of the Board and approved by a majority vote of the membership shall be granted this membership status.
      2. Shall be exempt from all dues, fees, and assessments.
      3. May vote in all matters put before the general membership.
      4. Are not eligible to hold any elective office in the SCAPE.
      5. May serve on committees but are not eligible to chair committees.
    5. Honorary Members of this Association are persons who:
      1. Have made significant and outstanding contributions to the polygraph profession. Any person nominated for this status must be approved by a majority vote of the Executive Board and a majority vote of the general membership. Any member in good standing in the SCAPE may suggest a nominee for Honorary membership.
      2. Shall be exempt from all dues and assessments of the membership
      3. Shall be eligible to attend all activities of the SCAPE, but shall not represent themselves as other than Honorary members.
      4. Are not eligible to vote on any matters before the SCAPE nor are they eligible to hold an appointed position or elected office in the SCAPE.

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