Training Seminars

Formal training in the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique by its inventor James Allan Matte. This training requires from 7 to 14 hours of classroom work depending on the student’s prior polygraph training and need of interpreter-translator. Training is available on a personal or group basis at Williamsville, New York or in group training at seminars held by state polygraph associations or public and private training agencies throughout the world.

Upcoming Training Seminars in Quadri-Track ZCT

  • Maven Alliance, Singapore, June 2-3 2012
  • Backster School of Lie Detection basic polygraph course including Quadri-Track ZCT at the Institute for Post-Graduate Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria in July 2013. Plans for another basic course in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2014. Contact Backster School for further information.

Prerequisites for formal training in the Quadri-Track ZCT

Graduate of a polygraph school accredited by the American Polygraph Association or a polygraph school administered by a government agency. In addition, prior to admission, the student must read and familiarize himself/herself with Chapters 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Forensic Psychophysiology using the Polygraph (1996) by James Allan Matte; and Chapters 8, 9, and 11, 2002-1012 Supplement to Forensic Psychophysiology Using the Polygraph, by James Allan Matte, available for purchase on this website. The student must also read and be familiar with the following published research studies pertaining to the validity of the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique:

For more information regarding formal training please contact James Allan Matte at or (716) 634-6645.