Examinations – Damp & Timber, Surveyor Level

Certificated Surveyor Qualifications: CSRT / CSTDB / CSDB

The Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) is a nationally recognised professional qualification for surveyors in the remedial property industry.

From 1st January 2018, this qualification will be re-named Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB).

Also from 1st January 2018, for professionals working in the industry who specialise in understanding and diagnosing damp in all its forms but who do not specialise in timber infestation to a similar degree, there will be a separate formal qualification available: Certificated Surveyor of Dampness in Buildings (CSDB).

Qualifications are made up of modules:

  1. Legal and Health & Safety
  2. Damp
  3. Timber

All three modules must be passed to attain CSRT or CSTDB status.
For the CSDB, candidates are required to sit and pass two modules: Module 1. Legal and Health & Safety and Module 2. Damp.

Candidates can sit all relevant modules at the same time, or take them individually during different exam periods if preferred or more convenient.

Examinations are held over a two-day period:

Day One
09.00 – 11.45 Timber written paper
12.30 – 17.00 Timber identification test & oral examination (20 minutes each) – Timings for ID test & oral exams normally given to individuals on the day
In the Timber ID test, candidates must correctly identify the correct fungus and/or infestation within twelve timber samples.

Day Two
09.00 – 11.00 Legal and Health & Safety paper (also relevant to CSSW qualification)
11.30 – 13.45 Condensation & Dampness written paper
14.00 – 17.00 Condensation & Dampness oral examination (20 minutes) – Timings for oral exams normally given to individuals on the day

Please note: timings are subject to change. Please confirm before each exam.

Candidates have the opportunity to take a ‘mock exam’ via our website and gain individual comprehensive feedback on their submitted paper. For further information, please contact the PCA Training Team on tel. 0844 375 4301.

 

Examination Preparation

An examination preparation course is available and is particularly useful for those candidates who have not recently sat an exam, to help them practice exam techniques by working through some past papers with a tutor.  It also provides a valuable opportunity for candidates to clarify any areas where they may be unsure prior to sitting the formal examination.

More information:  CSRT Examination Preparation Course

 

Syllabus & Recommended Reading List

Click here to download the CSRT Syllabus

Click here to download the CSTDB / CSDB Syllabus

Click here to download the CSRT / CSTDB / CSDB Reading List

 

CSRT Examination Dates

Month Timber Examinations Condensation & Dampness Examinations Legal and Health & Safety Examinations
October 2017 (SCOTLAND) Weds 18th Thurs 19th Thurs 19th
November 2017 Weds 1st Thurs 2nd Thurs 2nd
November 2017 Tues 28th Weds 29th Weds 29th

 

Legal, Health & Safety Examination only – additional dates

Month Legal and Health & Safety Examination
October 2017 Tuesday 31st

 

CSTDB / CSDB Examination Dates

Month Timber Examinations Condensation & Dampness Examinations Legal and Health & Safety Examinations
February 2018 Tues 20th Weds 21st Weds 21st
April 2018 Tues 17th Weds 18th Weds 18th
July 2018 Weds 25th Thurs 26th Thurs 26th
October 2018  Tues 16th Weds 17th Weds 17th
December 2018  Weds 5th Thurs 6th Thurs 6th
Examination Fees

Fees for PCA Members
£195 +VAT Timber examinations
£195 +VAT Condensation & Dampness examinations
£180 +VAT Legal and Health & Safety examination

Fees for non PCA Members:
£235 +VAT Timber examinations
£235 +VAT Condensation & Dampness examinations
£210 +VAT Legal and Health & Safety examination

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each examination and places can only be reserved with full payment.  Please check back here for additional dates as they are announced.

Click below to download a Booking Form or contact Jo or Jade on tel. 0844 375 4301.

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Note for PCA members:  All candidates successfully attaining CSRT / CSTDB status who work for a PCA member company will receive a ‘Qualified Surveyor’ card along with their certificate. In order to receive a card, candidates will need to supply a current photograph at the time of booking a place on the examination.