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.

The Security Industry Authority Licence for Private Investigators will codify and regulate the activities of those involved in Professional Private Investigations.

Delegates and Learners
ABI Academy 5 day classroom

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.

Your Principal Tutor is a front line Professional Private Investigator, Process Server and Enquiry Agent with 30 years' experience

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).

The Frank Martin Award
Award Winning Front Line Professional Private Investigators
The Award goes to a prominent member of the Association of British Investigators who is considered to have served the Association or the Private Investigator profession above and beyond the call of duty
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