Examinations

Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW)

The CSSW is a nationally recognised professional qualification for individuals involved in diagnosing problems with water entering structures below ground level and who recommend design solutions. To achieve the qualification, candidates are required to pass both the CSSW exam and the Legal and Health & Safety exam (unless they have already passed the CSRT Legal and Health & Safety exam, in which case they are exempt from doing so again).

CSSW Examinations
09.00 – 11.30 – written paper
12pm onwards – 20 minute oral exam (individual timings given on the day)

Legal and Health & Safety Examination
09.00 – 11.00 – Written paper

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

 

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: CSSW Examination Preparation Course

 

Syllabus & Recommended Reading List

Click here to download the CSSW Syllabus

Click here to download the CSSW Reading List

 

CSSW Examination Dates

Month CSSW Examinations
October 2017 Thurs 5th **FULL**
November 2017 Thurs 30th
December 2017 Thurs 7th **FULL**
March 2018  Thurs 1st
May 2018  Thurs 24th
October 2018  Thurs 11th
November 2018  Thurs 29th

 

Legal and Health & Safety Examination Dates for 2017

In order to attain the full CSSW qualification, candidates need to sit and pass the 2 hour written exam paper on Legal, Health & Safety (unless they have already passed the CSRT Legal and Health & Safety exam, in which case they are exempt from doing so again).

Dates for the Legal, Health & Safety examination only are as follows:

Month Legal and Health & Safety Examination
March 2017 Thurs 2nd  **FULL**
March 2017 Weds 8th
April 2017 Weds 26th
May 2017 Thurs 25th
July 2017 Weds 19th
October 2017  [Scotland] Thurs 19th
October 2017 Tues 31st
November 2017 Thurs 2nd
November 2017 Weds 29th

 

Course Fees

Fees for non PCA Members
£235 +VAT – CSSW – Examinations
£210 +VAT – Legal and Health & Safety Examination

Fees for PCA Members
£195 +VAT – CSSW – Examinations
£180 +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 CSSW 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.