Examinations – CSRT

Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT)

The CSRT is a nationally recognised professional qualification for surveyors in the remedial property industry.

The qualification comprises three modules:

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

All three modules must be passed to attain CSRT status.

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

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 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 CSRT Reading List


CSRT Examination Dates

Month Timber Examinations Condensation & Dampness Examinations      Legal and Health & Safety Examinations
July 2017  Tues 18th **FULL** Weds 19th Weds 19th **FULL**
July 2017       – Weds 26th***FULL**        –
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

* An additional Condensation & Dampness Examination has been added for Weds, 26th July 2017. If minimum numbers are not reached, then this date will unfortunately have to be cancelled, and on this occasion all bookings for 26th July 2017 will be moved free of charge.


Legal, Health & Safety Examination only – additional dates

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

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 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.