Membership of the IAM is usually open only to drivers and riders who have passed the IAM's Advanced Driving or Motorcycling Tests, however.....
The IAM welcomes membership by exemption applications from drivers and riders who hold these professional qualifications:
As a serving or retired police officer you are uniquely placed to make a valuable contribution to road safety, not only in your official capacity, but by supporting the IAM's work through membership. Police officers holding one or more of the qualifications listed below are eligible for full membership of the IAM without further testing:
- Police Advanced Driving Certificate (qualifies for IAM F1RST membership)
- Police Advanced Motorcycle Certificate (qualifies for IAM F1RST membership)
- Police Standard Response Driving Certificate
- Police Standard Response Motorcycle Certificate
If you are the holder of one or more of the qualifications listed below you are eligible to become a member of the IAM without the need to take the test. As the holder of such a qualification, you are in a position to make a valuable contribution to road safety by supporting, through membership, the IAM's work of educating motorists and motorcyclists to drive and ride better.
Qualifications gaining exemption:
- Car/LGV/motorcycle examiners warrant (DSA)
- Car/LGV/motorcycle examiners warrant (DDE)
- Fire/ambulance service instructors certificate
- Armed forces instructors certificate
- Bentley chauffeur's certificate
- Grade A Cardington special driving test certificate
- Regimental staff car course (Leconfield)
- Defence staff car course (Leconfield)
- Wedgewood vehicle advance course (Leconfield)
- Emergency fire application drivers (EFAD*)
- Ambulance driver (IHCD D2)
*Does not apply to all EFAD courses
All you have to do is to complete and return the form along with a copy of your certificate(s) to the IAM or just call 0845 126 8600
In addition, the special driving/riding qualification that you already hold enables you to get more directly involved with our work by becoming an IAM group observer.
The cost of IAM membership is currently £34.50 (£32 if you pay by Direct Debit or online). Prices effective 1st April 2013