Membership grades

Honorary Fellow (HF.Inst.AEA)

The distinction of Honorary Fellowship is conferred by resolution of a General Meeting upon a person, who is not a member of the Institute, that has rendered special services to the Institute and has agreed to become an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.

Fellow (F.InstAEA)

A member who has rendered special services to the Institute that has been elected as a Fellow by resolution of a General Meeting of the Institute.

Full Member (M.Inst.AEA)

  • Has had relevant training in vehicle damage assessment - could include an apprenticeship.
  • Has passed the Institute's Practical Examination within the last four years or hold a current ATA VDA certificate*.
  • Is currently employed as an engineer assessor in a vehicle damage assessing role in connection with automotive damage claims.
  • Should be able to provide a comprehensive education/relevant training record.
  • Has passed at least four sections of the IAEA written examinations.

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Associate (A.Inst.AEA)

  • Is currently employed as an engineer assessor in a vehicle damage assessing role in connection with automotive damage claims.
  • Has had relevant training in vehicle damage assessment which could include an apprenticeship.
  • Has passed the Institute's Oral Examination.
  • Has passed the Institute's Practical Examination within the last four years or hold a current ATA VDA certificate*.

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Affiliate (Aff.Inst.AEA)

  • a person that has satisfied the Membership Committee that they meet the necessary educational and employment requirements to join the IAEA.
  • a Student is not normally allowed to remain a Student for a period in excess of five years - during that period the Student should adhere to a prescribed study plan.

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