An invitation to become an IAM member by exemption

Recognition of your skills

At the IAM we recognise the best drivers and riders, which is why you could be eligible to receive IAM membership and benefits without having to take our advanced test.

We welcome 'membership by exemption' applications from drivers and riders who hold certain professional qualifications (shown in the table below) or download our quick reference checklist.

Who are the IAM?

We are an independent road safety organisation and registered charity. Our financial support is provided by our 100,000+ strong membership. Your annual subscription helps support our valuable work in promoting driving and riding safety.

Membership benefits

IAM membership offers a host of fantastic, personal benefits including 20% off RAC Roadside and Recovery personal based breakdown cover, annual subscription to our magazine Advanced Driving, potential reductions in motor insurance through our insurance provider IAM Surety, weekend break deals and much more.

Want to share your skills too?

Your professional driving and/or riding qualification opens up exciting opportunities to become directly involved as an IAM group observer. Or if you hold a police advanced certificate you can make a valuable contribution as an IAM Examiner.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please call 0300 303 1134 or email

Take a look at our information sheet on how to become an IAM Examiner here

Join today and become a full IAM member

It’s quick and easy to join the IAM using the link below and then click on 'Checkout' on the next screen. The annual membership fee is £32.50 and you’ll receive a full membership pack with personalised card and certificate.

Alternatively call our membership hotline on 0300 303 1134 or email We can also answer any questions you may have on valid exemption qualifications.


Recognised driving qualificationsRecognised motorcycle qualifications
  • Police Advanced Driving Certificate (F1RST membership)
  • Police Standard Response Driving Certificate
  • Emergency Fire Appliance Drivers (EFAD***)
  • Ambulance Driver (IHCD D2)
  • Regimental Staff Car course (Leconfield)
  • Defence Staff Car course (Leconfield)
  • Wedgewood Vehicle Advanced course (Leconfield)
  • Car/LGV/PCV Examiner’s Warrant (DSA)
  • Car/LGV Examiner’s Warrant (DDE)
  • Fire/Ambulance Service Instructor’s Certificate
  • Armed Forces Instructor’s Certificate
  • Bentley Chauffeur’s Certificate
  • Grade A Cardington Special Driving Test
  • National Express PCV Advanced Driver Course

***Only listed EFAD courses qualify. If your region is not listed then please contact us so we can accredit your region.

  • Police Advanced Motorcycle Certificate (F1RST membership)
  • Police Standard Response Motorcycle Certificate
  • Motorcycle Examiner’s Warrant (DSA)
  • Motorcycle Examiner’s Warrant (DDE)

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0300 303 1134