Definition of a Professional Investigator

For Institute purposes a Professional Investigator is defined as “Any person who is engaged, full or part-time in a paid capacity in either the private or public sector,

(a) in investigatory activities as defined by Section 4(1), Schedule 2 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, or 

(b) in criminal investigations, or

(c) in the investigation of accidents of events that may give rise to legal action


who, whilst predominantly engaged in another occupation, has extensive, provable 2 years involvement in activities equivalent to the aforementioned classes of investigation and who can satisfy the Admissions Committee that they comply with all legal, professional and ethical rules that govern the way in which those activities are undertaken.