The CCAE is a new credential available exclusively through Converus for credibility assessment experts. It provides investigative interviewing training, including how to minimize the risk of false confessions.
LEHI, Utah – Jan. 12, 2018 – Nearly 30 credibility assessment/lie detection experts attended the first-ever Converus Credibility Assessment Expert (CCAE) training course in the U.S. on January 12 in Orlando, Florida. More than half were from Spanish-speaking countries. It was held the day after the 4th Annual Converus Service Partner Conference concluded.
The course was approved as Continuing Education (CE) credit for American Polygraph Association (APA) members and National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) examiners. The eight-hour course teaches advanced EyeDetect training and post-test interviewing techniques. Upon completion of the training, attendees must pass a certification test to earn the CCAE credential.
“The objective of the course is to train credibility assessment experts to refocus on the more productive and defensible techniques for getting pertinent information out of individuals,” said Converus Director of Professional Services Mark Handler. He, along with Converus VP of Marketing and Operations Russ Warner, created the class curriculum, study guide, and provided all the course instruction.
According to Handler, attendees learn the proper way to do investigative interviewing while minimizing false confessions.
“Much of the training currently available on the market is confession-focused, whereas our CCAE training focuses on investigative interviewing,” said Handler. “This information can then be checked and can help exonerate people, if they’re innocent. The problem with confession-focused interviewing is it tends to disproportionately raise the risk of false confessions, which can in turn can lead to wrongful termination or imprisonment.”
Alec Simpson, president Truth Detection Services in Tampa, Florida, says he was impressed by the quality and depth of the training.
“This advanced training gave me the perspective from the polygrapher examiner’s view of what they look for and what’s important to them,” said Simpson. “I have no doubt this training, along with using Converus’ highly advanced technology, will set me apart as a credibility assessment expert.”
“It’s important to learn the proper skills for conducting difficult conversations, and then effectively managing those conversations,” added Warner. “The CCAE training course is an important credential for those who are serious about taking that next step in credibility assessment.”
Handler conducted another CCAE training course the following week for a group of polygraph examiners working with the Connecticut Connection, a market research firm based in Farmington, Connecticut. The first CCAE training was conducted in Barbados in August 2017 for security forces in the Eastern Caribbean.
Additional CCAE courses will be announced soon. Converus’ Test Proctor and Administrator training are prerequisites for the CCAE certification. For more information, visit www.converus.com.
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