Taking a private investigator training course is one approach to becoming a private detective, especially if you have no background in investigation work. Private Investigators UK based in London take an interest in individuals undertaking City and Guilds investigative training qualifications. Private investigation courses for training can be carried out through distance learning online or through your local college. We can provide you with more help and advice on where to find the appropriate investigation courses by calling 020 3633 2458 or by emailing [email protected] Private Investigation License Private Investigators UK, based in Manchester, understand that the Government, through the SIA (Security Industry Authority) have implemented licensing of the private security industry sectors including manned guards, Door Supervisors and Close Protection Officers. However, there is no licensing for private investigators at present, but many private investigators have SIA licenses for security.

To enable the SIA to ensure that their objectives of these private security industry sectors and that of the Private Investigator sector of delivering services of high standards to their customers, be a model of good practice and continue to develop in order to continue with looking into implementing licensing for Private investigators is to become a Government priority. In order to apply and receive an SIA licence, which costs £220.00 for 3 years, the individual must have the right to work in the UK and will be required to pass the “Fit and Proper Person” test and a “Test of Competency”. The British Standard for the Provision of Investigative Services recommends that the competence needed to complete relevant tasks has already been shown by the individual through conducting investigations, interviews, surveillance techniques, searching and recording of information and knowledge and understanding of the law. If you, a private investigator, would like more information about how to gain a security licensing, please give us a call on 020 3633 2458 or send us a message on [email protected]