Preparation Days will be held at the Family Conference Centre, Bordesley, Birmingham on

  • 11 March 2013
  • 9 September 2013
  • 10 March 2014

The main examination centre will be at the Family Conference Centre and examinations will be held on

  • 25 March 2013
  • 23 September 2013
  • 24 March 2014

It is possible that the Institute may be invited to also have centres in the offices of companies of IDE members.

Invitations will be sent out to Entrants about two months before the Preparation Day date.  Bookings must be received by the deadline.  Late entries will be deferred to the next exam session

The IDE Entrant grade exists to give a formal connection with the Institute while the candidate is preparing to prove their competence in the examinations.   Entrants may enjoy that grade for two years, during which time they must sit and pass the examinations.  

Members with professionally diagnosed medical conditions that make it difficult to participate in a written examination should contact the National Secretary so that special arrangements (extra exam time or an amanuensis) may be made to help them. 

IMPORTANT:  The examinations must be passed by 30 April following the second anniversary of admission to the Entrant Grade.