Private Investigator Training

Study the Association of British Investigators endorsed IQ Award for Professional Investigators.

The Level Three Award for Professional Investigators is your pathway to training, knowledge and procedural competence for your private investigator licence (When business licensing is introduced). The Level 3 Professional Investigator Award is already required to enter most of the trade bodies that represent the UK’s professional investigators and is your proof of investigative competency to employers and customers.

Choose a trainer that supplies knowledge, expertise and a proven and authoritative training regime. Look out for training organisations accredited to the Association of British Investigators Training Academy and those fully qualified to assess, advice, mentor and guide you on your path.

Utilise our decades of front line private investigator experience and knowledge. Our daily experience with Burton Regan Limited means that we are authoritative about relevancy and the skill levels required in a rapidly evolving profession.

We are available throughout your investigation career – offering further learning, training and real work opportunities. Look at our process server and other training options to expand your skill set. We support and assist. The IQ Awards we offer are listed on the ofqual register which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments.

 “The Association of British Investigators is now recognised 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”


Next Exam sittings:

  • Leeds (LS1) on Saturday, 26th September 2020 (09.30 – 15.30 hours) @ Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH


Guided learning leading to a final exam to achieve an industry recognised qualification in Professional Private Investigations (The IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators).


Suitable for new entrants to the industry and those currently working in the industry that need more in-depth knowledge and experience to support a professional role


Distance / online E-leaning leading to your Exams.


£320.00 + VAT = £384.00 (Includes exam fee, registration, Free resit if required, ongoing support and mentoring)

Your main tutor and mentor is: Kevin J Regan  B.A (Hons.)

Founding Member: Association of British Investigators Academy; The eAssessment Association. Pearson Edexcel Professional Investigator Sector Lead Examiner.

Centre Co-ordinator for Pearson and IQ. OCR Award in Assessing Candidates.

30 years full time – front line – Private Investigation experience, with:

    Associated Detectives, London
    Nationwide Investigations, Manchester
    Anglo European Private Detectives, Leeds
    Burton Regan Detective Bureau, Leeds
    Burton Regan Limited, Leeds

Age range and Geographical Coverage:

The qualification is for learners who are over 18 and primarily based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. As there is no equivalent qualification for Scotland – professional investigators in Scotland can use the qualification to demonstrate competency.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English. Learners are required to be UK citizens.

We reserves the right to amend or cancel any event or enrolment. Should the event or an enrolment be cancelled a full refund of the fee paid will be made. We can accept no further liability in the event of cancellation, for example: liability for any expenses incurred as a result of cancellation.

SIA Requirements: Please remember to bring two passport sized photographs and your ID to the exam.

Burton Regan Limited / Private Investigator Training UK,

Blackwell House,

Guildhall Yard,



0800 279 7752