IAM RoadSmart Membership

IAM RoadSmart membership is open to any driver or rider who passes our Advanced test, qualifies by exemption, or joins through one of our business courses.

Our community of members includes like-minded people of all ages from across the UK. When you become a member, you’ll get access to an exclusive member benefits package, as well as opening up a host of exciting and fulfilling opportunities and challenges.





Your journey starts here

Through our Advanced Courses, you’ll first join IAM RoadSmart as an Associate. Once you complete your test (or if you join us via Membership by Exemption or a business course), you’ll then join us as a full member.

Membership is renewed annually, and your first year is covered in the purchase price of an Advanced Course. After that, full membership is just £43 per year with direct debit.

How to become an IAM RoadSmart member



Member benefits

In addition to improving your driving and riding skills, becoming an IAM RoadSmart member opens up a host of exclusive benefits which include:

  • A subscription to our magazine, packed with driving and riding inspiration, interviews, news and more
  • Priority ticket access to our popular circuit-based skills days – a chance to further develop your skills with qualified instructors
  • Use of MIAM/FIAM/MMIAM (Member/Fellow/Master member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists) after your name
  • The chance to join your local group for social activities with like-minded individuals
  • Access to competitive insurance quotes with our partner, Cornmarket
  • Access to our shop where you can buy exclusive IAM RoadSmart merchandise items
  • Supporting us with our mission to reduce the number of people killed or injured on the roads in the UK
  • Access to exclusive member benefits and discounts across a great range of products and services
  • A subscription to our member's e-newsletter filled with tips, blogs, news, research, opinion polls, competitions and more

Challenge yourself

When you join IAM RoadSmart as a member, you'll have the opportunity to push yourself to three distinct levels of recognition. Each level has been designed to further enhance your driving and riding skills, starting with a F1RST and finishing with a MASTERS Distinction:


F1RST membership is attained by taking the advanced test for car, motorcycle or commercial vehicle and scoring 1 in nearly every category. Existing IAM RoadSmart members may also take a Member's Assessment in order to try and achieve a F1RST.

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Our Fellow membership tier is open to all full IAM RoadSmart members, it provides you with enhanced recognition and benefits in return for your commitment to keep your advanced skills up to date by retesting every three years with us.

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Take the ultimate challenge by becoming a Master Driver or Rider. Open to all full IAM members, our Masters programme provides true one-to-one mentoring to help you to attain the highest standard of civilian driving or riding ability in the country.

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Become an Observer

IAM RoadSmart members are given the chance to train as an IMI-accredited Observer. Observers give one to one drives or rides as part of a local group, and it is an exciting way to help make our roads safer by coaching drivers or riders to be the best that they can be.




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Join our community

Join our network of 172 local IAM RoadSmart car and bike groups. Run by volunteers, they represent a unique resource with unparalleled experience and expertise. As a member you’ll have the opportunity to join in with regular events and social activities.