We ensure high standards across everything we do, from the performance expected of our local groups to ensuring candidates who pass our courses are measured to a consistently high quality. Our standards team writes and oversees the content of all our courses to ensure they reflect our core values and road safety ethos.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) quality assures our Advanced Driver course each year, randomly sending examiners to observe our tests to ensure we maintain required standards. The DVSA also checks the content of our drink-drive rehabilitation courses.
Our volunteer observers in IAM groups are also accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), and we have two levels of accreditation: Local and National Observer. Our courses for business drivers are undertaken by trainers who are qualified Advanced Driving Instructors.
IAM RoadSmart accreditation is highly sought after by driver training organisations in the UK and across the world. Our standards team oversees the technical content of our accreditation process to ensure courses delivered by accredited organisations meet or exceed our Advanced Test. Successful drivers or riders receive membership by exemption.
We also accredit other organisations to deliver their own driver or rider training if the standards meet certain requirements. They are then allowed to display our logo on training material and certificates.
We have the ISO 39001 Road Safety Standard.