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18th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

3 - 5 September 2024

University of Liverpool, UK

Training and Certification

dates for 2024

Venues throughout UK & new courses also available in Belgium

Become a BSSM Member

Various Membership types and benefits to meet the needs of individuals, academia and industry

Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics (EMex24)

4 September 2024

University of Liverpool

Discover what's new in May

News from the BSSM, take a look at our latest newsletter to find out what's going on

Next iDICS conference

iDICs conference, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 29-30 October 2024. Abstract submission deadline  extended to 17 May 2024


4 September 2024

The premier UK exhibition for manufacturers and suppliers of strain measurement and stress analysis equipment

Message from our Chair

Read our Chair's message to BSSM members highlighting our many successful activities in 2023 and looking forward to our plans for 2024

Training & Certification

Check all available dates in 2024 for Training & Certification including Stress Analysis and Load Measurement Courses and Strain Analysis using Resistance Strain Gauges Courses

The BSSM Certification scheme now includes a Pre-Wired Strain Gauge Installation Certificate

By popular demand, BSSM have extended their current world recognized certification scheme with the addition of a new Level 1 qualification for engineers and technicians involved in the installation of pre-wired strain gauges.

Training & Certification FAQs

If you are interested in attending our training and certification courses here are some essential FAQs.


The BSSM holds events throughout the year including workshops, training courses, examinations, exhibitions and conferences. Our events provide numerous opportunities for personal development through learning, gaining qualifications and experience as well as networking within our community.

Early Careers

The BSSM offer exciting opportunities for early career practitioners through a variety of events and resources


The BSSM Archive is now open access. Explore conference papers and presentations from workshops on a wide range of topics 

About the BSSM

A non-profit making scientific, educational and promotional organisation advancing knowledge of strain measurement, stress analysis and Experimental Mechanics

The Future of Experimental Mechanics open debate

View the recording of this Plenary session which was held during the BSSM's 15th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics -  Panel: Prof Ole Thybo Thomsen, Prof Fabrice Pierron, Prof Johan Hoefnagels and Prof Genevieve Langsdon.

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