Membership by Exemption (Motorcycle)

Membership by Exemption (Motorcycle)
  • No need to take our Advanced Riding Course
  • Easily apply online
  • Further your career opportunities 
  • Share your knowledge and expertise
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Course overview

Your knowledge and skills on your motorcycle are proven every day, as a professional who uses their vehicle for work. It’s no secret that motorcyclists face more dangers on the road than drivers, you are less protected and face more hazards.

Our Motorcycle Exemption Course allows you to join IAM RoadSmart without going on our Advanced Riding Course.

We welcome professional riders from a variety of industries, and we firmly believe that advanced riding skills are a crucial part to improving road safety and reducing the number of collisions that happen daily on the UK’s roads.

IAM Members receive regular charity updates, a regular Members magazine, invites to skills days (hosted on race circuits), exclusive member discounts on various products including advantageous car, motorcycle & home insurance products.

To become a Member by Exemption you need to have one of these professional riding qualifications:

Police Service:

  • Standard Response Motorcyclist
  • Advanced Motorcyclist (F1RST)
  • Garda


  • DVSA – Cardington Special Test
  • RoSPA – Gold Award and Silver Award


Further career opportunities - become an examiner or observer and teach your skills to others

Share your knowledge and experience with other like-minded people

Making a difference in your local community and help to reduce road traffic collisions

Dealership and insurance discounts for personal vehicles

Regular tips and advice to keep your skills up-to-date


Purchase your Membership by Exemption

Easily apply online 

Send in your qualification documents 

Send us evidence of your qualifications within 14 days and we will verify that you meet our criteria and update your records 

Receive your welcome pack 

Confirming you are a full member of IAM RoadSmart

Meet your local IAM RoadSmart group 

Join a group of like-minded people and share your expertise