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.

The Security Industry Authority Licence for Private Investigators codifies and regulates the activities of those involved in Professional Private Investigations.

The anticipated S.I.A. licence has become the standard for operatives in our sector. We understand the requirements of colleagues, established investigators, corporate investigators and entrants to the industry.

Pearson or IQ 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.

Delegates and Learners – ABI Academy 5 day classroom


Your Nationally Recognised qualification – endorsed by the Association of British Investigators is available here –

Our classroom and distance learning options maps and exceeds the published parameters of the anticipated Home Office / Security Industry Authority Private Investigator Licence.

Your Principal Tutor holds a BA Hons degree and is the Managing Director of Burton Regan Limited a full time – front line Professional Private Investigator, Process Server and Enquiry Agent with 30 years’ experience:

Associated Detectives; London

Anglo European Private Detectives Limited; Leeds

Nationwide Investigations Group; Manchester

Burton Regan Detective Bureau; Leeds


Your tutor is the Lead Examiner for the Professional Private Investigator Sector (Pearson Plc)

The training section of Burton Regan Limited

Burton Regan Limited t/as:
Private Investigator Training UK,
Blackwell House,
Guildhall Yard,
London,
EC2V 5AE.
Burton Regan Limited t/as:
Private Investigator Training UK,
Vicarage Chambers,
9 Park Square East,
Leeds,
LS1 2LH.