• National Investigators' Exam

    National Investigators' Exam

    Initial Crime Investigators' Development Programme
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NIE / ICIDP

The National Investigators' Exam - NIE - is a paper-based multiple-choice examination, testing knowledge of law and procedure relevant to the role of a trainee investigator. It represents phase 1 of the Initial Crime Investigators' Development Programme - known by the acronym ICIDP.

The ICIDP consists of three phases.

  • Phase 1 examination is referred to as the National Investigators' Examination (NIE). The trainee investigator must pass the examination to progress on to subsequent stages of the ICIDP.
  • Phase 2 consists of a six-week full-time study course.
  • Phase 3 involves trainee investigators being required to meet a set of occupational standards within the workplace.

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Passing the exam wasn't just a test of my knowledge around the law or procedures. It was as much about knowing how they test, the nuances of the questions and the where they tend to focus the (...)


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