Accreditation for the core membership categories is achieved via examination.  In most cases sitting a BDMA examination is preceded by practical experience, relevant training and study of the appropriate BDMA Training & Reference Module, the BDMA Standards and the associated examination syllabus.


Dates are published below to allow candidates to plan their training programme. Examinations are held for Technician, Senior Technician, Claims Practitioner and Insurance Technician accreditation on the dates shown.

Additional dates and venues are added as and when they are scheduled. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any specific requirements it is your responsibility to make us aware if you may need additional support.
Please email info@bdma.org.uk at least two weeks before your exam date and include as much detail as possible about your situation.


DATES FOR 2018/19


30th November 2018 Market Harborough FULL
30th November 2018 Bolton Register online
22nd February 2019 Market Harborough Register online
17th May 2019 Market Harborough Register online
26th July 2019 Market Harborough Register online
18th October 2019 Market Harborough Register online
20th December 2019 Market Harborough Register online


To register to re-sit an examination please email info@bdma.org.uk and include your full name and company.

Where examinations are over subscribed we make every effort to provide additional venues and dates but this cannot be guaranteed and technicians are advised to book as early as possible.

Dates and venues are advised directly to members and advertised in The Standard Magazine.


Candidates should check the entry criteria for the relevant category to ensure they meet the requirements.

This information can be found in the Categories and Criteria section.

Examinations are based on the examination syllabus and candidates should study this carefully prior to sitting the exam. The BDMA Technician Examination Syllabus can be downloaded from the website or ordered from BDMA Administration when applying for associate membership. The Examination Syllabus for other categories should be ordered from BDMA Administration (email: info@bdma.org.uk).

We hope that studying in line with the syllabus will provide the core knowledge that will increase technicians’ abilities, improve their job satisfaction and enable them to gain accreditation, recognition and respect as damage management professionals.