Private Investigator Training

The SFJ Awards Level 3 Award For Professional Investigators is your pathway to training, knowledge and procedural competence for your private investigator licence (When business / PI 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 private investigators


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The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.


Join our school and begin your distance learning. Skill up on a platform dedicated to industry best practice and excellence delivering the qualification that is designed for existing and novice investigators to prove competency. We combine university grade webinars on topical subjects like surveillance, GDPR / DPA, and conducting investigations with a library of e-learning that is updated on a daily basis. Your lecturer on your exam day is the Pearson Edexcel Lead Examiner for the Professional Investigator Sector.
Kevin J Regan (BA Hons)
Lead Examiner for the Professional Investigator Sector
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Next Exam:

  • Leeds Exam Centre: Vicarage Chambers, Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH, Friday, 10th May 2024 (09.30 – 12.30 hours)


Guided learning leading to a final exam to achieve an industry recognised qualification in Professional Private Investigations.


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-learning 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.

34 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


Terms and Conditions:

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.

0800 279 7752

Our graduates are available for your perusal on our jobs board. we ensure they are “fit and proper” – backed by Burton Regan limited / PITUK. We shadow and recommend only the top tier of professional private investigators

 The SFJ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators is the mechanism by which private investigators confirm and demonstrate knowledge and professionalism. In the absence of licencing – “Self-Regulation” is the order of the day.