Proof of competence

IAEA Proof of Competence cards are issued to members and Associates as a demonstration of competence in light vehicle damage assessment skills in line with British Standards Institution (BSI) PAS 10125 standards.

Members holding a valid Institute Proof of Competence card are recognised as being technically competent by BSI and exempt from being required to take PAS 10125 ATA VDA tests.

Qualifying members are those who have passed the Institute's Practical Exam within the last five years or who hold a valid ATA VDA card and have previously held a pre-April 2012 ATA VDA card or have taken the Bridging Exam.

The Institute Proof of Competence card is valid for a period of five years from the date the Institute's Practical Exam or the date of expiry of the ATA VDA.

On expiry of the card, members are required to take an Institute re-accreditation or, if they choose, retake an ATA VDA, in order to obtain a new competence card.

We have placed cookies on your device to give you the best possible experience. By continuing to browse our site, you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, please refer to our Privacy Policy


Find an Engineer

To find an engineer please enter your postcode below

Enter Postcode

Jan/Feb 2020
Assessor Logo

The members magazine of the IAEA.

Published bi-monthly, it covers news, features, case studies, interviews and reports from IAEA meetings across the country to keep members up-to-date with what's happening around the industry. You can read the latest issue online, and also access previous editions by clicking on the relevant links.

Assessor Magazine
Footer Logo

Subscribe to our mailing list


Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy
copyright 2016 The Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors