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: North

Professional Investigators Level 3 Award – A European and Industry Recognised Qualification -

Exams: Saturday, 16th February 2019  (12.30 - 17.00 hours)

Exams: Saturday, 13th July 2019  (12.30 - 17.00 hours)


IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators


Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH



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 learners in the North to attend a local centre to take their exam in Professional Investigations – the competency criteria for the S.I.A Private Investigator Licence and to learn skills and aquire to knowle to operate as professional private investigators.


Tuition: Your principal tutor is the operations manager of Burton Regan Ltd, the Centre Co-ordinator and a trainer with the Association of  British Investigators Training Academy.


The maximum recommended study time is 39.0 hours (ABI Level (Average) = 15.5 hours).


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.



ABI Academy IQ Award for Professional Investigators (QCF = Level 3, Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework equivalent = 6)











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