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 Manuals, 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 learning difficulties, or English is not your first language, 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.


13 September 2017 Falkirk Registration closed
15 September 2017 Bolton Registration closed
20 October 2017 Market Harborough Register online
15 December 2017 Market Harborough Register online

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 RECOVERY 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.