• National Investigators' Exam

    National Investigators' Exam

    Initial Crime Investigators' Development Programme
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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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