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Diploma in Beverage Packaging

This examination is a measure of the candidate's theoretical knowledge of the science and technology of packaging.


Typical candidates are team leaders, operational managers and technicians. The examination is split into three modules, which can be sat in any order and combination. IBD members who have successfully completed the programme and passed their Diploma level examinations are awarded the use of the post nominal “Dipl. Pack”.

Module 1 Packaging Operations I
Module 2 Packaging Operations II
Module 3 Packaging Technology


Entry Requirements

  • Entry is open to all candidates.
  • IBD membership is a requirement.
  • It is recommended that candidates complete the General Certificate in Packaging and/or have sufficient scientific knowledge at Diploma, BSc. or MSc. level. 


Study Requirements


Examination Requirements

  • Examinations are sat in centres around the world, to find your closest one please click here.
  • Each Module consists of a three hour examination requiring both short answer and essay-style answers. Previous examinations (questions and feedback) can be found here.
  • IBD Examination Regulations can be found here


Examination Dates

Module Examination Date Early Bird (EB) Deadline  EB Fee* Final Deadline (FD) (FD) Fee*
1 5 Jun 18 30 Nov 17 £265 1 Mar 18 £315
2 6 Jun 18 30 Nov 17 £265 1 Mar 18 £315
3 7 Jun 18 30 Nov 17 £265 1 Mar 18 £315

*Note: Fees may be subject to VAT.

Are you looking for training to complement this examination?
If you are interested in receiving training for this examination please visit the Training area of our website.