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Digital Data-driven Operational Specialist®

Recognition and certification

In 2020, the International Anti Crime Academy offered the course Module 1Module 2Module 3 and Module 4 for assessment to the Center for Post Initial Education (CPION). This organization is the official point of contact for educational institutions that wish to register their post-graduate courses as official registered courses. The CPION is the quality monitor for (e.g.) the Foundation of Post Bachelor Education (SPHBO). Only programs that meet strict quality criteria qualify for the predicate 'registered training program' and are also included in the Dutch Training Database.


A condition for registration by the SPHBO is that the teaching material offered, in this case the Digital Data-driven Operational Specialist® , in the professional opinion of the Advisory Committee affiliated with the institute, in terms of level, depth, topicality and relevance to the labor market, meets the expectations that may be set with regard to post-bachelor-training. When assessing a registered training, matters such as content, duration, number of teaching hours, study load, practical assignments and exam assignments are tested and monitored by this Advisory Committee.


The procedure mentioned above has resulted in the International Anti Crime Academy being allowed to issue a registered and recognized diploma for the training:


Digital Data-driven Operational Specialist®


In order to continue to guarantee the quality and relevance of these courses to the labor market, the International Anti Crime Academy has also set up an external OSINT Advisory Committee. This committee consists of members who actively perform work in the following sectors:


  • Sector Investigation (government)
  • Sector Intelligence (government)
  • Sector Civil investigation and supervision

The Advisory Committee supervises and advises on the connection of the training Digital Data-driven Operational Specialist® to the workplace in the aforementioned sectors.


What are the benefits of this registration for you?


If you have successfully completed the IACA DIGOS Module 1, Module 2, Module 3 and Module 4 you will receive the official post-bachelor diploma Digital Data-driven Operational Specialist® and you will also be included in the Abituriëntenregister.


  • (Future) employers can verify your diploma in the Abituriëntenregister.
  • The register offers you the possibility to request a new diploma that has been lost.


This learning path will be eligible for the STAP budget


For graduate students who live or work abroad, the CPION provides an English post-bachelor statement of the diploma (Digital Information-led Operational Specialist®)


  • NIVRE has awarded 6 PE points for each module (1-4) of our DIGOS/OSINT learning path. After you have completed all three modules, you are entitled to 24 PE points.
  • Holland Quaestor has awarded 80 PE points for this training.