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.


28th February 2020 Market Harborough Register online
1st May 2020 Market Harborough Register online
17th July 2020 Market Harborough Register online
25th September 2020 Market Harborough Register online
4th December 2020  Market Harborough Register online

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.

Please see our Exam policy document here.


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. You may also find the Technician examination guide useful – it is available to download here.  The Claims Practitioner Examination Syllabus is available for download here. The Insurance Technician Examination Syllabus is available for download here.


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

If you have failed the exam and would like a review please note that there is now a charge for this service: please see our examination review process document here.

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.

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.