Membership & Accreditation

Accredited (full) membership of the BDMA is available to practitioners in damage management and associated disciplines who wish to gain a professional qualification and are committed to delivering industry best practice at all times.

Associate membership is open to any individual with an interest in the damage management industry and, for professional practitioners, is the first step towards gaining accreditation.


Accreditation is at the heart of the BDMA’s structure and provides the means by which professionals in damage management and related sectors can prove their competence and commitment to delivering industry best practice.

To find out which category is relevant to your role and how to begin the accreditation process please follow our step by step guide …

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There are a number of membership options for both individuals and organisations, not all of which require accreditation. However, individual practitioners aiming to achieve accreditation will normally begin the process by taking out Associate membership.

Details of all membership categories and their criteria are provided to allow anyone to check their eligibility prior to submitting an application.

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A list of accredited individual members is available on the website. This enables any interested party to verify an individual’s professional status and level of accreditation. Members can also use this facility to provide confirmation of their accreditation if required.

The list can be searched by name, company and membership category, and can be viewed by any visitor to the site.

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Examinations are held for Technician, Senior Technician, Claims Practitioner and Insurance Technician categories throughout the year.

Dates currently scheduled in 2018 are shown below:

12th October 2018 Airdrie, Scotland
30th November 2018 Market Harborough
30th November 2018 Bolton
22nd February 2019 Market Harborough
17th May 2019 Market Harborough
26th July 2019 Market Harborough

The syllabus is not intended to list everything the technician needs to know, but includes what we judge to be the most important knowledge areas practitioners will require in order to sit the examination.

The syllabus should be used as a guide to the minimum level of knowledge required to become competent in the core damage management disciplines and achieve professional accreditation. However, it is not suggested learning should be confined to what is covered here …


Corporate Accredited membership requires an organisation to meet strict criteria which will include a specified percentage of staff to be accredited as individual members of the BDMA in relevant categories.

Organisations holding a corporate accreditation are listed under the relevant category.

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Status open to any organisation wishing to show support for the BDMA and the damage management industry. The BDMA does not undertake an approval process of any kind in relation to companies listed as Corporate Associates.

All companies registered as Corporate Associates are listed on the website ...

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