Having the correct industry qualifications is absolutely imperative. The correct industry qualifications backup the experience that we have spoken about in point No 4 of our top 10 tips for hiring a Private investigator.
Current relevant qualifications:
Professional Investigators Award Level 3 – This qualification is seen as the benchmark for licencing.
BTEC Level 3 Private Investigation – Various companies run their own level 3 qualification covering various aspects of private investigation.
BTEC Level 3 Surveillance – Neither of the above qualifications covers any physical surveillance whatsoever, surveillance is definitely a niche skill. Should you require a subject to be followed from A to B or C to D then we strongly recommend that your private investigator be qualified and experienced in physical surveillance. Many will say all our guys are ex-military or police, that makes NO difference WHATSOEVER and is complete rubbish!