Surveyor Training for Property Professionals

The PCA delivers in-depth professional development training for professionals working in property care.

There are three surveyor level training courses for professionals working in Damp & Timber, Structural Waterproofing and Invasive Weed Control.

Click on the links below for more information about each training course.

Surveying Timber & Dampness in Buildings
(3 day course)


Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing Training
(3 day course)


Control & Eradication of Japanese Knotweed Training Course
(2 day course)


The above training courses can all be used as part of a candidates foundation study and preparation for the related PCA Industry examinations for formal qualifications:

Certificated Surveyor of Dampness in Buildings (CSDB)

Certificated Surveyor of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB)

Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW)

Certificated Surveyor in Japanese knotweed (CSJK)

In order to complete the CSDB/CSTDB and CSSW qualifications, candidates must also sit and pass a separate Legal and Health & Safety examination module.

All of the examinations are made up of both written papers and oral examinations. The Timber module of the CSTDB qualification also includes a ‘timber sample identification’ element.

What candidates have said about our surveyor training