Entrant Grade

The first step on the road to Full Membership is election and admission to the basic grade. The Rules of the Institute set out the criteria for election and admission to this grade.

The applicant must be sponsored by a Full Member or Fellow who certifies that they recommend him or her to be a fit and proper person for membership of the Institute and that the criteria for membership are satisfied.

The Entrant grade is basic and confers no entitlement to accreditation to or by the Institute.

An Entrant is not entitled to place membership initials after his or her name or use the Institute’s logo in any way.

The goal of the Entrant is success in the Institute’s examinations and election to Associate grade.

You can download the application form here: Entrant 2021

Accepted Training for Membership

CCDO Supervisor Card (Gold) or CCDO Demolition Managers Card (Black) or CCDO Contracts Managers Card or IDE Foundation Degree

NEBOSH Construction Certificate or Higher (be working within the Demolition industry for a minimum of three years as a Health & Safety professional)

CITB Touch Screen test or Supervisors or Managers test completed within the last 2 years

NDTG/UKATA/ARCA/ACAD/IATP or another suitably accredited Asbestos Awareness Course

Must hold the minimum of:

3 years Demolition experience

Note to potential Membership Applicants from Past-President Duncan Rudall, FIDE TechIOSH

Download the application form and read it thoroughly before starting to complete it. 

Please elaborate in depth, where asked to.  The more information about you and your demolition experience the better.  Regardless of your position within a company we need as much information about your involvement in the work that you do and what day to day part or role you take in each project.

This is not a corporate membership, it is for individual Demolition Engineering professionals, as such you are responsible for your application and the information provided within it.  Please ensure the Full IDE Member Sponsor has agreed to sponsor you and has signed the application form prior to it being returned to the National Secretary.

Any discussions relating to your application will be between the National Secretary, The Membership Committee and you – the applicant, not third parties.

Best of Luck and we look forward to receiving your application.

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