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Backster Associates, Inc., also conducts polygraphs for: Criminal; Civil; Fidelity; Pre-Employment; Immigration; PCSOT; as well as Forensic Security Interviews. Serving the Polygraph Profession since 1959!


Cleve Backster

The world mourns with us in the passing of our Founder and School Director, Grover Cleveland Backster, Jr.  Cleve passed away on suddenly on June 24, 2013 after an illness.  Cleve did not want a funeral and his ashes were scattered in the ocean at his request.  Cleve made full arrangements for the Backster School of Lie Detection to continue in his absence under the direction of Greg and JT Adams.  





The Backster School of Lie Detection remains loyal to the Backster Zone Comparison Technique, however we now feature the Matte Quadri-Track and we teach other  validated techniques and TDA scoring methodology including: Federal Zone/Bi-Zone; AFMGQT, Utah, etc.



For years there has been a mis-understanding of Law Enforcement Examiners that they not be trained in PCSOT as they will generally not be doing PCSOT Testing.  This is incorrect as in the case of a missing child or sexual assault ... who are the prime suspects!  We have started a special 3-day PCSOT Training especially for Law Enforcement Examiners to teach them the basics of the numbers and type of exams that sex offenders take.  Please consult our schedule of courses.


NOTICE OF E-MAIL CHANGE:  Effective January 1, 2014 our new e-mail will be:


*(PE 192) is scheduled for Denver, CO and will begin on June 2, 2014.  A Basic PCSOT and Advanced PCSOT (Sat, Sun & Mon) will immediately follow.  Also, for the 1st time we will offer a 3-day PCSOT for Law Enforcement in conjunction with the Basic PCSOT in Denver.


*(PE 193) had to be re-scheduled for March, 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  We are planning on having an Advanced Polygraph Examiner (5-day) Training Course in Sofia in late September, 2014. For information or to register ... contact Todor Todorov (General Manager: Assess) e-mail: Polygraph@Assess.BG


For more information or to be placed on an informational list for upcoming courses, please send us an e-mail:


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