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Private Investigator (SPEN)

Recognition and certification

In 2021, the International Anti Crime Academy offered the course 'Private Investigator' 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 Dutch Permanent Education Foundation (SPEN). 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 SPEN is that the teaching material offered, in this case the Private Investigator, 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 registered 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:

 

Private Investigator

 

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 Advisory Committee. This committee consists of members who actively perform work in the following sectors:

 

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

 

The Advisory Committee supervises and advises on the connection of the training Private Investigator to the workplace in the aforementioned sectors.

 

What are the benefits of this registration for you?

 

If you have successfully completed this training, you will receive the recognized diploma Private Investigator and you will also be included in the Abituriëntenregister.

 

  • (Future) employers can verify your diploma in the Abituriëntenregister.
  • You will receive PE points (Permanent Education) for this training.
  • With the diploma you may be able to obtain exemptions for other courses.
  • The register offers you the possibility to request a new diploma that has been lost.

 

Pay attention: if you want to be eligible for the license 'Private Investigator' (the yellow pass), you need the ECABO diploma. You can only obtain the ECABO diploma if you (also) pass the exams at the SVPB. The exam requirements of the SPEN and the SVPB are the same.

 

This learning path will be eligible for the STAP budget

 

  • NIVRE awards 6 PE points to the register Fraud Coordinators after completing this training.