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ABI Academy SFJ Awards IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators


The SFJ / IQ Level 3 Professional Investigators Award covers the skills and knowledge that the Security Industry Authority have deemed as a minimum requirement for Private Investigator Licences.
Refresh your existing knowledge around the objectives and feasibility of an investigation, evidence gathering and analysis. Using information, conflict of interests, reporting, interviewing, statement taking and conducting surveillance.

A.B.I Seminar Birmingham Private Investigator Training UK Graduate Andy Ryan of Crown Associates International receives his IQ Level 3 Award For Professional Investigators

On Friday, 6th March 2020, SFJ Awards became the accrediting body for the Industry Qualifications (IQ) Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators.

SFJ Awards is an awarding organisation approved by the Qualification Regulators to provide qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There are two routes to your Association of British Investigators, Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators qualification


Distance Learning with your exam at one of our UK Centres


Classroom Based Learning with your Exam on the final day of training


The ABI Training Academy is part of The Association of British Investigators: Building Skills, Gaining Knowledge & Creating Business.
The Association of British Investigators is sector accredited by the
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and is endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales who recognise the A.B.I as 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 diligence”. The A.B.I is also an approved supplier to the Law Society of Scotland, who acknowledge: “Its national and international membership provides the only credible list of accredited operatives”.