The membership of the Association shall be of the following classes:
1. Active Members
Active membership shall consist of those examiners who are duly licensed by the State of Texas Polygraph Examiners Board for the practice of polygraph and who are approved for membership by the Membership Committee.
2. Associate Members
A. Associate membership shall consist of those persons holding internship authority from the State of Texas Polygraph Examiners Board for the practice of polygraph and who are approved for Associate Membership by the Membership
B. An Associate Member may change status to Active Membership upon submission, in writing, to the Secretary of the Association a statement that a license has been granted to the member by the State of Texas Polygraph Examiners Board together with the license number granted.
C. If the Associate Member does not wish to become an Active Member upon obtaining a Texas State Polygraph Examiners License, or terminates licensing internship, membership in the Association shall be withdrawn.
3. Affiliate Members
A. Affiliate Membership shall consist of those persons active and practicing in the polygraph profession but not licensed by the State of Texas Polygraph Examiners Board and approved for membership by the Membership Committee.
B. An Affiliate Member shall be required to have had adequate training in Polygraph, either through successfiil completion of a recognized training school or by preceptor training, for a period of at least one year, and who, afier completion of such training, has administered a minimum of 200 polygraph examinations.
4. Honorary Members
A. Honorary Membership shall consist of such persons as are elected by the Board of Directors of the membership upon recommendation by the Membership Committee.
B. Honorary Membership shall be extended to Active Members who are no longer active in the polygraph profession but wish to retain contacts and interest in the Association.
C. An Active Member may change status to Honorary Membership upon notification, in writing, of his or her retirement from the polygraph profession to the Secretary of the Association. Such notification shall not preclude continued administration of polygraph examinations by said members as long as such activity does not constitute that member's primary source of income.
5. Life Members
Life Membership shall consist of all past presidents. Life Members shall not be required to pay yearly dues, assessments or seminar registration fees.
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
1. Those persons desiring to become members of the
Association shall make formal application for membership, provide the necessary
information, complete the required forms and transmit such application and
information to the Secretary -Treasurer.
Applicants for Active and Affiliate Membership shall include the appropriate initiation fee.
2. In the event and Active or Affiliate Applicant
fails to appear for interview before the Membership Committee after a third
request by the chairman, and without a legitimate explanation, such applicants
shall be rejected for "lack of interest." "Legitimate
explanation" shall be decided by the Chairman of the Membership Committee.
3. Active and Affiliate Applications shall be processed as specified in Article V of the By-Laws of this Association.
4. Active and affiliate Applications received less
than sixty days prior to the next scheduled Seminar of the Association shall be
processed if possible but, if for some reason the file is not complete prior to
the seminar, action on the application shall be
held in abeyance until the next seminar and the applicant so notified.
5. All members of the Association will cooperate with the Membership Committee and will answer correspondence promptly.