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Keesing ID Academy

In 2014, Keesing Technologies launched the ID Academy: a knowledge and education center providing
in-depth and valuable information on ID documents and document verification, design and development.
The ID Academy also provides education on ID document authentication through workshops,
e-courses and lectures at conferences.

The ID e-Course is compiled by trainers of the Keesing ID Academy.
Our trainers are experienced document experts and keep up with the latest developments
in document design, security, and anti-counterfeiting technologies.

Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document and banknote authentication solutions. Our objective is to help organisations prevent fraud by providing the best information and document authentication solutions in the world.

 

 

passports


We market a range of printed and digital solutions that allow users - from document professionals to untrained staff - to assess the authenticity of nearly all ID documents and banknotes currently in circulation. Solutions that provide you with the assurance of a document’s authenticity.

Keesing is the owner of Documentchecker: the world’s most comprehensive source of genuine ID documents and banknotes. A database which provides you authoritative access to international ID documents and banknotes from over 200 countries and organisations. The database, which powers all our products, includes detailed descriptions and high-quality images of thousands of passports, ID cards, driving licenses, visas, residence permits and banknotes.

Over the years, we have established an excellent reputation for helping organisations prevent fraud involving ID documents and banknotes. Keesing services organisations in over 120 countries, including government agencies, security printers, temporary employment agencies, insurance companies, banks, telecom providers, solicitors and airlines.

Keesing Technologies is a SURYS company.

Instructors

Ruud van Leeuwen

Ruud van Leeuwen works as a Forensic Researcher / Document Expert at Keesing Technologies. He is also responsible for the acquisition of (specimen of) ID documents.

Ruud has accumulated extensive knowledge of ID documents. He is an expert in the field of ID document authentication. For many years, he has worked in government positions at the Dutch Immigration Office and the Forgery Department at Schiphol Airport. Ruud has built a strong expertise in the investigation of document fraud at borders, especially fraud cases concerning travelers crossing borders.

The past years, Ruud has worked as an International Document Trainer at the Expertise Centre Identity Fraud and Documents (ECID), sharing his knowledge by providing ID Document Authentication training for, among others, embassies, consulates, airlines, security agencies, immigration offices and police departments all over the globe.

In 2014, Ruud launched the ID Academy together with his document expert colleagues. The ID Academy is a knowledge and education centre providing in-depth and valuable information on ID documents, document verification, design and development, testing, security features, printing techniques and fraud prevention. 

 

Ruud

Ruud van Leeuwen [ Document Expert ]


Michael

Michael van Gestel [ Document Expert ]

Michael van Gestel

Michael van Gestel works as a Supervisor Content Management / Document Expert at Keesing Technologies.

Michael has accumulated extensive knowledge of ID documents. He is an expert in the field of ID document authentication. For many years, he has worked in government positions at the Dutch Immigration Office and the Forgery Department at Schiphol Airport.  Michael has built a strong expertise in the investigation of document fraud at borders, especially fraud cases concerning travelers crossing borders.

The past years, Michael has worked as an International Document Trainer at the Expertise Centre Identity Fraud and Documents (ECID), sharing his knowledge by providing ID Document Authentication training for, among others, embassies, consulates, airlines, security agencies, immigration offices and police departments all over the globe.

In 2014, Michael launched the ID Academy together with his document expert colleagues. The ID Academy is a knowledge and education centre providing in-depth and valuable information on ID documents, document verification, design and development, testing, security features, printing techniques and fraud prevention. 

may, 2018

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