SFJ Accredited - Award for Professional Investigators (Level 3) is the recognised qualification, designed to meet proposed legislative licensing requirements. This qualification is available to those new to the role and for anyone who needs to gain the qualification prior to the introduction of licensing or Private Investigators.
The course is On-Line – Distance Supported Learning at a cost of £275 including the initial Level 3 - SFJ Examination and Certification fee.
The SFJ Level Award consists of 2 units –
• Principles of Planning and Reporting Investigations
• Principles of Gathering and Using Information for Investigations.
Registered SFJ students automatically join the Institute as Associate Members (AIPI) free of charge, (for up to two years) whilst completing the course and passing the SFJ examination. The IPI will organise appropriate centres in the north and south of England for candidates to attend in order to undertake the Skills for Justice qualification assessment papers. Candidates with any special requirements should notify firstname.lastname@example.org so that these can be addressed. On achieving certification, candidates can then apply for full membership (MIPI) of the Institute.