Recognition diploma

 Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®

Once you have successfully completed Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3 of the ‘Open Source Intelligence’ program, you will receive the certified ‘Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®’ diploma.


The International Anti Crime Academy offered modules 1, 2 and 3 of the ‘Open Source Intelligence Expert’ program for assessment to the Centrum voor Post Initieel Onderwijs (CPION, Centre for Post-Initial Education). This organization is the official contact for educational institutes that want to register their post-initial programs as acknowledged registered programs. CPION is the quality controller for the Stichting Post Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs, (Foundation for Post Bachelor Education). Only programs that meet strict quality criteria are eligible for the designation ‘registered program’ and are included in the Nederlandse Opleidingen Databank (Dutch Educational Program Database).


A condition for registration by SPHBO is that the educational material on offer, in this case the ‘Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®’ program, meets the expectations that can be set with respect to a registered program according to the expert opinion of the Advisory Committee affiliated with the institute in terms of level, development, current affairs, and relevance with respect to the labour market. This Advisory Committee will test and monitor such matters as content, duration, number of teaching hours, study load, practical assignments, exam assignments, etc. for the evaluation and assessment of a registered program. 


This procedure led to the fact that the International Anti Crime Academy is the only non-governmental organization in Europe that can issue a registered and certified diploma for the program: Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®.


In order to continue guaranteeing the quality and relevance for the labour market of this program, the International Anti Crime Academy also formed an external ‘OSINT Advisory Committee’. This committee consists of members that are actively working within the following fields:


-Investigation (Semi-governmental)

-Intelligence (Governmental)

-Civil research, supervision and investigation


The advisory committee supervises and makes recommendations regarding the Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert® program and how it ties in to daily practice in these fields.


What are the benefits of this registration for you?

Once you successfully complete the Open Source Intelligence Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3, you will receive the certified Post-Bachelor diploma ‘Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®’ and will also be included in the Graduates Register.


  • (Future) employers can verify your diploma in the Graduates Register
  • You could receive exemptions for other programs with the diploma
  • The register offers you the option of reapplying for a lost diploma


CPION provides an English Post-Bachelor registration of the ‘Registered Open Source Intelligence Expert®’ diploma for graduated students.