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The Society of Forensic Interviewers is an SFJ Awards ALP Only Centre Approval.

The course has been mapped and found to be equivalent to a level 4/5 vocational qualification as part of the ALP application to SFJ Awards


  • The Society of Forensic Interviewers – Theory of Ethical Investigative Interviewing  – ALP0053

On successful completion of the course you will:

  • – understand the principles of ethical investigative interviewing
  • – understand how the memory process works
  • – understand the legal issues relating to interviewing in civil and criminal matters
  • – understand when and how to use different questioning styles
  • – understand the importance of preparation and be able to compile an interview plan
  • – receive certification from SfJ Awards (equivalent to a level 4/5 vocational qualification)
  • – upgrade to SoFI Accredited Member



” I recently studied the on-line Theory in Ethical Investigative Interviewing course and passed the examination. I found the course material and syllabus to be well structured, informative and relevant to those who will undertake investigative interviews. In my opinion, the theory course provides a sound basis for those wishing to participate in the practical course to become a SoFI Accredited Interviewer.”  –  ‘Experienced Investigator and Trainer, Scotland’


Duration and Availability

The course equates to the equivalent of a 5 day classroom based course. However, to avoid workplace absences, and to allow you to study at your own pace, it is only available online through this website. After enrolment you will have six months to complete the course and sit the online examination.


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Completing this course is the first stage of the SoFI Accreditation Scheme

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