Application Process


The Application Form is to be completed and sent to The application form includes:

· Personal details.

· Current employment.

· Employment history, training and qualifications*

· Declaration

*IAEA Associate and Full Member grades and applicants who have passed ATA VDA do not need to complete this section.

The application must be submitted with the appropriate fee. £195/£175 (IAEA Associate and Full Member Grades).

The application will be confirmed by the IAEA and then the Categorisation of Vehicle Salvage Assessment can be booked.

Booking an Assessment

The assessment is booked direct with a regional exam centre. Candidates will need to contact their nearest centre to make the arrangements and will be required to pay the exam fee (£50) to the centre.

Details of the Regional Exam Centres will be included with the application acknowledgement.

The Assessment

The Categorisation of Vehicle Salvage Assessment is a one hour online assessment, there are three sections. General Industry knowledge (15 minutes), Code of Practice Knowledge (15 minutes) and Salvage Categorisation (30 minutes). Full details of the assessment can be found in the assessment overview.

The assessment is taken in exam conditions, candidates may not refer to online/hard copy reference material or consult with each other during the assessment

Assessment Results

Candidates will be provided with a pass/fail result at the end of the assessment.

Confirmation of the results will be provided by the IAEA to the candidate direct. Successful candidates will be provided with their Appropriately Qualified Person Unique Identifier.


In the event that a candidate fails one or more section, only the section/s where the pass mark was not achieved will have to be retaken, provided this exam session is within three months of the original exam. Candidates retaking failed section/s after three months of the original exam session will have to retake all three sections.

A retake fee is payable to the IAEA (£90) and an exam centre fee of £50. The exam centre fee is payable to the exam centre direct.

Candidates who pass the failed sections will be provided with their Appropriately Qualified Person Unique Identifier.


Details of how to make payment are included in the Application Form.

Application Fee: £195 (£175 IAEA Associate and Full Member Grade)

To be submitted with the application form.

Exam Booking Fee: £50

To be paid direct to the regional exam centre.

Retake Fee (IAEA): £90

To be paid to the IAEA before booking a retake as a regional exam centre

Retake Fee (Regional Exam Centre): £50

To be paid direct to the regional exam centre.

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