Bart Ooms started his career with the police forces in 1994. After working several years on the field he worked from 1996 until 1998 on child abuse cases in Belgium.
In 1998 he moved on to investigate financial crimes and money laundering cases.
In 2003 Bart Ooms was able to move to the Federal Computer Crime Unit, working at the section Internet Investigations. He followed several courses regarding internet investigations and forensics and has been a teacher for Belgian police forces in this domain since 2005.
In 2005 Bart Ooms started an evening course to obtain a bachelor in Computer informatics in Belgium. He graduated in 2008.
In December 2005, Bart Ooms became a member of the COSPOL – CIRCAMP group. This group is followed by Europol and Interpol and several European Countries. The main item in the action plan of this group is to prevent the access to websites containing child abusive images. The action plan is focused on the battle against the distribution of child abusive images by using other technologies like Peer to Peer, IRC, and Newsgroups etc…. Belgium was the driver of this action plan from 2010 until 2013.
Bart Ooms followed the basic course from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) in December 2007 in Germany and obtained his certification as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE). He was an instructor for IACIS at the Germany Basic Conference in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the US Basic Conference in 2010. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was a teacher for the IACIS “Internet Forensic Investigator” class in the US and he became the Chairman for this class.
In June and July 2010, in 2011 and 2012 Bart Ooms also instructed at the Germany Advanced Internet Forensics and Investigations course (IFI).