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The Malting Diploma Association (MDA) was formed in 1982 by successful candidates of the Maltsters’ Association of Great Britain (MAGB) Malting Diploma examination. This was the first such award in the malting world, and has attracted candidates from outside the UK for several years.

View here a list of all successful candidates since the inception of the Malting Diploma examination in 1981.

The MDA aims to encourage the continuous development of its members to the benefit of the malting industry as a whole.

In addition, the MDA provides support to candidates working towards the Malting Diploma and Master Maltster. Subject to numbers registering, exams take place every year and in the past candidates from UK, the USA, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Russia have sat the examination.

On behalf of the MAGB, the MDA provides the examination committee and support for candidates taking the Fundamentals in Malting. The FIM is available to UK based employees of malting companies, other candidates are considered via agreement with the examining committee.

MDA membership currently stands at 56 holders of the Diploma, with members working in the UK, USA, Germany, Canada, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Russia.

Click here to view a current list of MDA members

For more information about our association, please contact the MDA:

c/o The MAGB Office
1st Floor, Exchange Business Centre
Water Lane
Newark, Notts
NG24 1HA
Tel No: 01636 700781

For information about the Malting Diploma, Master Maltster and Fundamentals in Malting go to Exams or contact Jennie Richards at the MAGB on telephone number 01636 700781 or by e-mail at