ABI Academy Learners and Delegates

Private Investigator School UK

Delegates and Learners

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".

The Security Industry Authority explained that Business Licencing for the UK's Private Investigators was their preferred route back in 2013 (The "Second Tier of Licencing") and will, subject to review, require Private Investigators to obtain ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme), status.

The second tier of licencing or Business Licences for Private Investigators will be based on existing (Draft) British Standards and Association of British Investigator and other trade bodies mandatory qualification requirements to demonstrate professionalism, competence, probity and ethics.





Regional Exam Centre: East Midlands

Regional Exam Centre:

Location : Go to: Leeds, London




Private Investigator Training UK is dedicated to the delivery of quality programmes to fellow professionals in pursuit of operational excellence.

Aims and Objectives: To enable A.B.I learners and selected Professional Investigators in the Midlands to attend a local centre to take their exam in Professional Investigations – the competency criteria for the S.I.A Private Investigator Licence

Once you are assigned to: Burton Regan / Private Investigator Training UK, your self directed study can begin. The maximum recommended study time is 39 hours. If you would like to go,”Straight to exam”, please advise your trainer.

When you are ready we allocate you to your mock exams to ensure that you have reached the required level.

Please note: A Surveillance plan / portfolio created by the learner is a requirement of the IQ Level 3.


Established Investigators and A.B.I members, please follow the link to SAFE, to enrol for the ABI Academy IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators

ABI Academy IQ Award for Professional Investigators (QCF = Level 3)


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