The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre was established in 1986, with the aim of providing professional polygraph and integrity assessment services to the private industry in South Africa. At the time, there were very few examiners who could render such a service. There was also a growing recognition that further research regarding the polygraph technique was essential and PISA was keen to pioneer and co-ordinate such activities.
In 1992, the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre opened an office in Midrand. Demands for their services grew with the realisation of the potential of the polygraph as an investigative tool and the value that integrity assessment programs held for businesses and orginisations.
Today PISA Integrity Assessment Centre still operates from conveniently situated offices in Centurion, and has expanded by establishing offices and/or associates countrywide. Membership of the Institute has grown to several fully qualified polygraphists.
The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre remains at the forefront of polygraphy and integrity assessments in South Africa; not only with regard to knowledge about the most advanced techniques, but also in respect of practical contribution to the profession in our country. In this regard, the company played a key role in establishing the Polygraph Association of South Africa (PASA) in 1995 and supported the establishment of the subsequent Southern African Polygraph Federation (SAPFED). This association strives and works actively to promote excellence in the use of the polygraph in all areas of commerce and industry in South Africa.
The members of PISA are all members of the Southern African Polygraph Federation (SAPFED). Membership of professional bodies such as these is important in terms of establishing credibility and minimum qualifications when practising polygraphy. This is important to the client, as it provides assurance that the examiner has been trained in terms of internationally acceptable standards and that the polygraphist is bound by a strict code of ethics.
The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre remains the single biggest company specialising in polygraph and integrity assessment services in South Africa. We believe that professional service can only be provided by well-trained and experienced polygraph examiners and our team is continually kept up to date with the latest developments in the field.