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Examinations - Legal and Health & Safety - 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. The Legal, Health & Safety exam is part of the overall examination for professionals that want to be professional recognised in the structural waterproofing industry.

Both the Legal, Health & Safety as well as the CSSW exam is not an easy task.  It requires a lot of knowledge, reading, practical experience and a lot of preparation.  If you feel ready, click on the button below to contact us or click the 'Book Now' button to secure your exam place. 

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How the CSSW Exam is structured

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/CSDB/CSTDB Legal and Health & Safety exam, in which case they are exempt from doing so again).

CSSW Examinations
09.00 – 11.30: Written paper
12.00 – 17.00: 20 minute oral exam (individual timings given on the day)

Please note – timings are subject to change. A confirmation email is issued to candidates two weeks in advance of each exam.


The CSSW Qualification

As of 1st September 2018, candidates successfully passing the CSSW examinations will be awarded the ‘ABBE/PCA Level 3 Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing’ through ABBE (Awarding Body for the Built Environment).

ABBE is the leading awarding organisation providing qualifications for the built environment.* You can read more about ABBE and their accredited qualifications by clicking the button below

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Examination Preparation

The CSSW examination preparation course is available and is particularly useful for those candidates who have not recently sat an exam. It will help individuals 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. For more information, click on the button below.

CSSW Examination Preparation Course


Syllabus & Recommended Reading List

The syllabus outlines the knowledge candidates are expected to obtain for either the Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW). Click on the button below to find out more

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Contact us - CSSW Exams

To find out more about our CSSW Exams 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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