Institute of Professional Investigators
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Institute of Professional Investigators.

Institute of Professional InvestigatorsFor over 36 years, the Institute of Professional Investigators has sought to encourage and promote its members to achieve and maintain a high standard of professionalism whilst engaged in their investigative activities. Our organisation is the only “Institute” within the private investigation sector in the United Kingdom. We consider our membership to be truly representative of the investigation sector.

New ProQual Diplomas in Intelligence Available

The IPI has launched two new courses, ProQual Level 3 Diploma in Intelligence Analysis and ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations Management.

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New Tracing Course

The IPI has launched a new online tracing course.

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Professional Development Training

The IPI is partnering with IGC to offer Professional Development Training.

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Identification Cards

The new IPI cards recognise those members of the IPI who have taken the trouble to study for and pass the required NVQ Level 3 examination.

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Becoming a Private Investigator

Help and advice for those seeking a career as a Professional and Private Investigator.

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Find an Investigator

Do you want the best possible quality of work carried out in respect of the investigation you would like undertaken? Do you want to ensure that the information has been obtained lawfully and therefore in a manner that will be acceptable and valuable if and when your issue results in a court hearing?

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Private Investigation Course

The Institute's online Foundation Course has been running now for eight years and has become very popular as an entry point into the world of professional and private investigation. Study at home at your own pace.

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ICO Publications

The following publications, What price privacy? and When can I disclose information to a private investigator? have been by the Information Commissioner’s Office ( and would be of interest and use to investigators in all sectors. Copyright remains with the ICO.   

IPI and ProQual

The IPI is now working closely with ProQual to ensure that the online Foundation Course meets the necessary industry criteria.

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The Winter 2018 issue is now available for members.