• National Investigators' Exam

    National Investigators' Exam

    Initial Crime Investigators' Development Programme
  • 1


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.

Find out more about our NIE software > >

What people say...

The questions were the main thing that got me through the exam. They are far superior to Blackstone’s in terms of quality, value for money, support etc.  I can’t rate them highly (...)

J C West Yorkshire