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 London

Next Exam: Association of British Investigators Training Academy 

ABI Academy IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators

Saturday, 14th September 2019  (09.30 - 17.00 Hours)

Exam Centre: Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HJ




Your principal tutor is the operations manager of Burton Regan, the Centre Co-ordinator and a trainer with the Association of  British Investigators Training Academy. This team pioneered licence linked Private Investigator training in: Surrey, several years ago Your trainers have am

assed 25 years full time experience in the sector.


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 (ABI Level (Average) = 18.5 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.




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