To qualify for full privileges and standing as a member, the applicant must meet the following requirements:A. MemberBe a graduate of a polygraph school that is recognized by the National Polygraph Association, Inc., as being accredited by anystate regulatory board. The curriculum of the aforementioned school shall meet ASTM standards for education.Shall not have been convicted of, or found guilty by any Federal or State court of a felony crime, any misdemeanor crimeinvolving sexual or moral misconduct, or for the violation of the civil rights of any person. (Any other violations will be subject toreview and approval by the Membership Committee.)Shall not have been found guilty by any court, labor hearing, or administrative hearing for violation of the civil rights of any personand/or found guilty of any allegation, which deemed by the NPA Board of Directors to be injurious or discredit the polygraphprofession.Every member, in order to promote continuous education, must participate in training consistent with ASTM Standards thatpromotes the polygraph discipline. Such training may be included, but not to be limited to any state, regional, or nationalpolygraph school/training seminar.Membership assessments, dues or changes in dues will be recommended to the general membership by the Board of Directorsduring the annual business meeting and voted on for approval by a two-thirds majority vote of the membership present.Members in good standing (financial obligations current) will be entitled to all newsletters or publications mailed by the NPA.Intern Member Intern membership shall be limited to those applicants recently entering the polygraph profession and who havenot yet met the requirements set for Full Membership. Intern members will not have voting rights or hold any office in NPA.Affiliate Member Any person who has demonstrated a genuine interest in the field of polygraph and has rendered service andsupport to the polygraph profession.Affiliate members shall have no voting rights, or hold any office in the NPA, but may participate in all functions with the exceptionof Board/Business meetings unless requested by the Board of Directors.Honorary Membership Once each year, the Board of Directors may submit the name of one person who has rendereddistinguished service and support to the polygraph profession, to the membership for their approval to bestow this honoraryaward. Such member shall pay no annual dues and will have no voting rights.Lifetime Membership Award Each year, the Board of Directors may submit the name (only one Life Membership may be awardedannually) of any NPA member to the general membership for the honor of Life Membership. A Life Member will be recognized asan individual who has rendered outstanding service to the National Polygraph Association, Inc., and having contributed exemplarysupport to the polygraph profession. Such recipients shall not be assessed annual dues or seminar registration fees. LifeMembers have the right to vote in all matters of NPA business and are eligible to hold any appointed or elected office.B. Disciplinary ProceedingsA member whose conduct injures or tends to injure the NPA, adversely affects its reputation or which is contrary to or destructiveof its purposes or objectives, or who shall wrongfully defame the name or reputation or another member, shall be subject todisciplinary proceedings as follows:1. As necessary the President will appoint a Grievance Committee (name the chairperson) of no less than three (3) members,none of which will be board members, that will investigate all charges made in the grievance. All allegations of misconduct bya member must be submitted to the Grievance Committee in writing. The Grievance Committee shall:a. Conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the necessity of additional investigation or determine appropriate actionand report to the Board of Directors.b. In all written allegations, the member against whom the charges have been made will be promptly notified by theGrievance Committee Chairperson. A written response from said member would be requested and forwarded to the Chairperson of the Grievance Committee within thirty (30) days of notification of the alleged grievance. The GrievanceCommittee Chairperson may grant an extension of time for cause.c. Failure by said member to respond or provide the written requested information to the Chairperson would be sufficient grounds to suspend or terminate membership in the NPA.2. The Chairperson will report all action by the Grievance Committee to the Board of Directors. The Grievance Committee may recommend "no disciplinary action" or form of "disciplinary action". The Board of Directors will determine final action and inform all parties as to the results of the final investigation and action taken.3. Any member may appeal the Board's decision to the general membership at the next annual business meeting, provided themember notifies the Board of their intention to appeal 30 days prior to the annual business meeting. The voting membershipmay vote to "over rule", or "uphold" the Board's action in the case of either party. Any of the foregoing action must be a voteof two-thirds majority by the membership present.4. Any member of the NPA may call for the impeachment of an Officer or Board Member by submitting a letter to the NPA Board outlining and documenting the alleged misconduct and/or failure to meet the responsibility of the Office. The Board is requiredto act immediately on the letter of impeachment. The accused member shall respond to the Board in writing within 30 daysupon receipt of the alleged misconduct and/or failure to meet the responsibility of the Office. The Board shall vote to "impeach" or "deny impeachment". The Board’s vote must be by two-thirds majority to "impeach". If the Board votes to"impeach", the President will replace the vacant office pursuant to Article IV, sections A and E. The impeached member mayappeal the Board decision to the general membership at the next annual business meeting, provided the member notifies theBoard of their intention to appeal 30 days prior to the annual business meeting. The voting membership may vote to "overrule" or "uphold" the Board’s decision. In order to "over rule" the Board’s decision, the membership must vote to "over rule" bytwo-thirds majority present. If the membership "over rules", the member will immediately be reinstated to office.C. Voting RightsAll members meeting the requirements of Article III, A, E shall be considered voting members of the NPA and shall have the rightto exercise their right to vote in all elections requiring general membership participation. There shall be no absentee voting orvoting by proxy.