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Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) membership is open to Associate members who are interested in taking their career to the next level by earning the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. The CFE credential is increasingly being designated as a preferred credential in the hiring practices of businesses, government entities and law enforcement agencies.
The American Polygraph Association (APA) is a professional organization that exists to provide training, model best practices, and offer professional resources for the continued growth of ethical and evidence- based detection of deception through the use of polygraph. The APA membership consists of professional polygraph examiners, educators and researchers who share a common commitment to the public interest through the development, communication and promotion of valid and ethical polygraph practices.
NALI was formed in 1967 for legal investigators actively engaged in negligence investigations for the plaintiff and/or criminal defense. These investigators may be employed by private investigative agencies, law firms or office of the public defender. The primary focus of NALI is: to further the art and science of legal investigation, to continually educate our members, to support and advance our members professionally and to endorse the highest standard of professional ethics. This commonality of purpose forms a fraternity among our members that is conducive not only to broad business relationships but deep personal friendships as well.
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. was formed on May 1, 1982 by Douglas E. Wicklander and David E. Zulawski in response to the changing legal and professional standards surrounding interviews, interrogations and polygraph exams. Mr. Wicklander and Mr. Zulawski have each conducted over 10,000 interviews and interrogations and they shared the goal of leveraging this combined experience and expertise to develop new interview and interrogation methods that would prove to be successful in a wide range of applications. Prior to co-founding WZ, Doug Wicklander served as the Director of Behavioral Analysis at John E. Reid and Associates. After a career in law enforcement Dave Zulawski was also employed at John E. Reid and Associates as the Director of the Police and Fire Applicant Screening Division. Later they joined Reid Psychological Systems where Mr. Zulawski and Mr. Wicklander co-authored the Reid Survey III, an integrity exam which can be used in the pre-employment process or as part of an investigation.
John E. Reid and Associates began developing interview and interrogation techniques in 1947. The Reid Technique of Interviewing® and Interrogation is now the most widely used approach to question subjects in the world. The content of our instructional material has continued to develop and change over the years. John E. Reid and Associates is the only organization that can teach the current version of our training program on The Reid Technique®. You will find a complete listing of all seminars and training programs presented by John E. Reid and Associates, Inc on this web page.
The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) was formed to provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes. As such, we are an organization that aspires to help all those in the high technology field by providing extensive information, education, collective partnerships, mutual member benefits, astute board leadership and professional management.