Join delegates and learners who demand the quality and authority of our training programmes and affiliations. Our classroom and e-learn programmes are supported by sector leading examiners and front line, full time, professional private investigators.
Classroom and distance learning options that map and exceed the published parameters of the anticipated Home Office / Security Industry Authority Private Investigator Licence.
The A.B.I is the premier professional body for private investigators working in the UK and beyond: “A non-profit organisation, its national and international membership provides credibility and due dilligence”.
The Association of British Investigators is an approved supplier to the Law Society of Scotland and is endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales.
We understand the requirements of colleagues, established investigators, corporate investigators and entrants to the industry.
Pearson or SFJ / IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators branded qualifications are the mechanism by which existing investigators confirm and demonstrate knowledge and professionalism. In the absence of licencing – “Self-Regulation” is the order of the day.
The main trade bodies, claims investigation organisations, surveillance firms, legal firms, litigation support services and operatives throughout the private investigator sector choose the qualifications endorsed by the Association of British Investigators – delivered exclusively by the Association’s Academy.
Your main tutor is the Lead Examiner for the Professional Private Investigator Sector (Pearson Plc)
Kevin John Regan is one of five founding members of the Association of British Investigators Academy (Formed in 2014). The academy thrives today because of the foundations that were set down at the first meeting – trainers offering high quality learning material and teaching to achieve, in the first instance the Level 3 Professional Investigator Award.
A good number of the Association of British Investigators’s corporate firms choose Kevin’s training business to comply with industry best practice and many staff members at centres around the UK have taken the ABI / Burton Regan Ltd / Private Investigator Training UK route, indeed ABI members and their affiliates who have undertaken the training and the wider ABI family – makes it close to 200 successful candidates from this austere organisation alone.
As the ABI Academy has developed Kevin offers Process Serving, Open Source and Trace Enquiries as stand alone training events for the Academy and runs 5 day PI classroom events leading to the Level 3.
Following a head hunting exercise and the successful completion of Pearson Plc’s exams – Kevin was appointed as the Pearson Edexcel Lead Examiner for the Investigation Sector in 2013. Kevin has retained his position and continues to develop qualifications and deal with the minutia of detail that the worlds biggest education company demands. One little known aspect of Kevins work with Pearson is the “Credit and levelling” of qualications…assigning and quantifying, “Scope” and “Value”. This unique skill ensures that Kevin can assign your CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) with genuine authority.
Kevin has been active at ABI Branch level since he joined
the ABI in 2011. As the Chair and Secretary of the Northern Branch he organises
bi annual meeting for members at Manchester and Wetherby – in keeping with the
core ethos of the ABI – Building Skills, Gaining Knowledge & Creating
Business, these events attract the industries best presenters and speakers. The
Legal Aid Agency (An executive agency of the Ministry of Justice) were the
keynote speakers at the February 2020 meeting at Wetherby.
Kevin’s progression and development is predicated on a bed
rock of learning and experience acquired when working over a period of decades
at Associated Detectives (London), Nationwide Investigations Group (Manchester),
Anglo European Private Detectives Limited (Leeds).