The IDW offers its members:
effective representation of the profession's interests in politics, government and other institutions, both nationally and internationally
development of technical rules for exercising the profession to assure uniform high quality
technical support for the daily work of members through an enquiry service
a demanding programme of education and advanced professional training aligned to the prevailing requirements, including support for Professional Examination candidates
an efficient Information Centre for research into literature and other services.
For a fee, non-members may take part in various training and advanced professional training courses and make use of selected services offered by the Information Centre.