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DIGOS | Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®

Recognition and certification

In 2017, the International Anti Crime Academy offered the course Module 1Module 2 and Module 3 of the training DIGOS/Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert® 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 DIGOS/Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®, 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 post-hbo-diploma for the training: af mag geven voor de opleiding:


DIGOS/Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®.


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 DIGOS/Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert® to the workplace in the aforementioned sectors.


What are the benefits of this registration for you?


If you have successfully completed the DIGOS/OSINT Expert Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3 you will receive the official post-bachelor diploma DIGOS/Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert® 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.


For graduate students who live or work abroad, the CPION provides an English post-bachelor statement of the diploma DIGOS/Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert® .


This learning path will be eligible for the STAP budget


  • ACAMS has awarded 91 credits toegekend voor het diploma Registered Open Source Intelligence Analyst (Module 1 en 2) en 169 credits voor het diploma Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert (Module 1, 2 en 3).
  • 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 18 PE points.
  • Holland Quaestor has awarded 80 PE points for this training.