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Exam Preparation Course - CSDB and CSTDB

Exam Preparation Course – CSDB and CSTDB

Our CSTDB and CSDB exam preparation courses is made of 3 modules (Timber, Dampness & Health/Safety) that have been designed to provide candidates with an opportunity to have dedicated revision time before attempting their main CSTDB/CSDB examinations. With advice and guidance from experts in the industry, candidates will review elements of the course content, work through mock papers as well as look at exam techniques. 

This course is open to both members and non-members alike and will prepare candidates for the Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB) examination or the Certificated Surveyor of Dampness in Buildings (CSDB) examination. To view the available dates and to reserve your place, simply view the dates further below and click the 'book' button.  Alternatively, if you have any questions, feel free to call on 01480 400 000 or contact us online.

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Who is this course for?

This examination preparation course is aimed at all candidates going on to sit the Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB) or Certificated Surveyor & Dampness in Buildings (CSDB) examinations. The examination preparation course is particularly useful for those who have not recently sat an exam.


Benefits of taking the exam preparation course

  • Provides candidates with the chance to ask questions direct to a trainer
  • Dedicated revision time for candidates
  • Practice exam questions
  • Be prepared for the exams

How is the exam prep course structured?

This course is divided into the three modules, all modules look at exam techniques but some of the modules cover other elements. Candidates are talked through how the exam days will work along with information on pass marks and re-sits processes. 

Day 1: Timber Examination Preparation

  • Report writing / marking
  • Identification skills / practice
  • Interview process
  • Course recap
  • Mock paper review

Day 2 AM: Condensation & Dampness Examination Preparation

  • Report writing / marking
  • Interview process
  • Course recap
  • Mock paper review

Day 2 PM: Legal and Health & Safety Examination Preparation

  • Course recap
  • Mock paper review

Syllabus for the CSTDB & CSDB exams

The syllabus outlines the knowledge candidates are expected to obtain for either the Certificated Surveyor in Dampness in Buildings (CSDB) or Certificated Surveyor in Timber and Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB) qualification. Click on the button below to find out more

CSTDB / CSDB Syllabus


CSTDB / CSDB Past Papers

To help support candidates both during their dampness related exam preparation training and forthcoming exams, there are example examination papers you can view by clicking the button options below:

ID & Treatment of Infester Timber - Example Paper >>

ID & Treatment of Damp - Example Paper >>

Legal and H&S - Example Paper >>


CSTDB / CSDB exam preparation course fees

Fees for PCA Members
 - £205 +VAT Timber examination preparation (full day)
 - £110 +VAT Condensation & Dampness examination preparation (half day)
 - £110 +VAT Legal and Health & Safety examination preparation (half day)

Fees for non PCA Members
 - £260 +VAT Timber examination preparation (full day)
 - £150 +VAT Condensation & Dampness examination preparation (half day)
 - £150 +VAT Legal and Health & Safety examination preparation (half day)


Examination Preparation Dates 

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Month Timber Damp Legal
September 2022 Tues 6th Wed 7th Wed 7th
November 2022 Tues 29th Wed 30th Wed 30th

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Contact us - CSTDB / CSDB Examination Preparation

To find out more about our CSTDB / CSDB Exam Preparation training course or to simply ask a few questions, feel free to contact our training team by calling 01480 400 000 or send us your enquiry by completing our online contact form below.

Alternatively, if you want to book your place now, select an available date above or click the 'Book Now' at the top of the page. 

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