Membership by exemption

Qualified drivers and riders can bypass our advanced test and take a shorter route to full IAM RoadSmart membership. 
Your support will make a positive difference and help us to make the UK's roads even safer through skills development. You'll also benefit from insurance and other savings and join a thriving community of skilled, responsible drivers and riders. Come and get involved.

Membership by exemption - £37

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If you’re already the best, why take the test?

That’s the idea behind membership by exemption – our invitation to qualified drivers and riders to bypass our advanced driving test and take a shorter route to IAM membership.
As a driving or riding expert you prove your driving skills every day, so we don’t expect you to pass our advanced course to join as a full member and enjoy the many benefits.
You just need to hold an appropriate qualification for riding or driving to apply through our shorter route. Perhaps you’re a police, ambulance or fire appliance driver, are certified as a driver by the armed forces, or have a motorcycle examiner’s warrant.

Who is eligible?

For a full list of all recognised qualifications please click here.

What does it cost?

You can become a full IAM member without the test for just £37.00 per year.

Come and join our community

When you join IAM RoadSmart, you’ll be part of a UK-wide membership of 90,000 like-minded people and can take advantage of a range of member-only benefits. You may be able to save money on your motor insurance premiums, enjoy an annual subscription to our members’ magazine, benefit from special deals and more.



Sign up and you’ll receive a welcome pack containing your membership card and certificate.

You’ll be able to access all the benefits and opportunities of IAM RoadSmart membership.

Potential savings on insurance

The chance to get involved with our national network of volunteers

You could even become one of our Examiners

Great range of member benefit savings

Many other ways to further develop your skills with us


Join as a member through exemption

You’ll be sent a welcome pack

Register with IAM Surety

Advise them of your insurance renewal date to benefit from savings

Choose your next challenge

Become a Master, join a group, train to become an Observer or Examiner 

Enjoy your membership

Great magazine and website, plenty of events and activities and the chance to further develop your skills with us.