Institute of Professional Investigators Training Centre


Institute of Professional Investigators


SFJ Level 3 Professional Investigators Course

The IPI Skills for Justice Level 3 Professional Investigators Course provides an indepth introduction to the world of Private and Professional Investigating. It prepares the candidate to undertake the Multiple Choice assessment for the SFJ Accredited (formerly IQ Accredited) - Award for Professional Investigators (Level 3). The course fee includes "The Investigators Manual" by David Palmer and the SFJ Examination fee

Course fee: £299.00

SFJ Professional Investigator Course

IPI Person Tracing Course

The IPI Person Tracing Course is a guide to the methods and the legalities surrounding the work of finding missing and wanted people. It examines investigations into persons who have become lost over time or through a decision to go missing as a result of excessive pressures, legal, sociological and psychological. The course fee includes the publication "An Investigators Guide to Tracing" by David Palmer

Course fee: £175.00

IPI Person Tracing Course

SFJ Award in Covert Surveillance (Basic) level 4

The Award in Covert Surveillance (Basic) level 4 is a qualification designed to develop and provide formal recognition of learners’ knowledge, understanding and competence of surveillance techniques. This is an on-line and 5 day attendance course. Skills for Justice Awarding Organisation require individuals to be able to read and write using the English language at Level 3 standard or where English is not their first language to produce a certificate of IELTS equivalence in order to be registered for an Award.

We support our Armed Forces. Veterans who qualify for ELCAS learning credits through the MOD will be offered a substantial discount on the normal  Surveillance course price which makes the ELCAS student contribution only £324. See Surveillance course page for more details.


Course fee: £1620.00

SFJ Award in Covert Surveillance


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