Entrants to the Institute are expected to offer themselves as soon as possible after entry for the Institute’s examinations which test the candidate’s knowledge, experience and, as far as written papers can, competence in demolition engineering.

There are two examinations and both are taken on the same day.

Part 1 consists of a multiple choice paper covering aspects such as legislation, codes of practice and health and safety. Candidates are expected to attempt all the questions.

Part 2 is a specialised subject section where entrants are required to complete three questions from a choice of six. The questions consist of “case studies” involving aspects of typical demolition projects which require the experienced knowledge of a demolition engineer.

Candidates will need to be proficient in the requirements for the NVQ /SVQ4 in Construction Site Management (Demolition).

The pass mark for both parts of the examination is 70%. There is no limit on the number of times the examination may be taken within two years of joining. The Institute has stringent Examination Procedures.

The examinations are currently held twice in each year. The main examination centre is in Kent but it is possible to arrange centres in other areas if there are sufficient candidates. Entrants are routinely notified about the details when and where the examinations are held, and how to apply for them. They are also advised about the one-day Preparation course which is mandatory for those sitting the examinations for the first time.

Cost of Examinations:

Preparation Day and Examination: £210.00

Examination (Resit only): £100.00

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Examination Booking Form 2022

“Received my confirmation yesterday that I was successful in the recent exam; thank you kindly for that. I feel proud and honoured to have got this under my belt at the first attempt.  My view on the exam is that it is set up and pitched very well for what the Institute strives for in professionalism, technical excellence and confidence to mention but a few.  On the basis that the candidates sitting the exam are ready for that step my clear view is that the key to passing this exam is time management which is a real skill in itself.  This is the way it should be as the demolition industry and the construction industry is governed to a large degree by time and people’s ability to time manage properly”  Barry Ward, AMIDE

Benefits for Joining

Gain accreditation as a professional Demolition Engineer and acquire knowledge through our meetings and seminars

Become a Member

Having a CSCS card brings benefits to professionals that meet CSCS criteria.

Members Directory

The Institute confers membership on professional demolition engineers. This is the list of the current accredited members of the IDE

Events & Seminars

The Institute holds several events throughout the year. Members can book and purchase tickets for the events through the website.


Completing the required CPD hours is important for maintaining membership of the IDE. Members can submit their CPD here