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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 3: Accreditation and training

18.Section 3 requires the Director to establish a system for the accreditation of financial investigators. Certain accredited financial investigators will have powers to apply in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for restraint orders and certain ancillary orders under Parts 2 and 4, and for certain investigation orders under Part 8. Subsections (3) and (4) provide that the Director may provide different classes of accreditation for different purposes. Subsection (7) requires the Director to make provision for the training of persons both in financial investigation and in the operation of the provisions of the Act. The section does not require that the training should be delivered directly by ARA, but the Director must ensure that training is made available.

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