Becoming a F1RST driver/rider

Our IAM RoadSmart F1RST status recognises the very best advanced driving/riding skills. This is how you can obtain it:

If you are an Associate Member:

You can gain the F1RST status by recommendation from your examiner.

If you’re an existing IAM member:

You can gain the F1RST status by completing a Member's Assessment and being recommended by your Examiner.

If you are a Member By Exemption:

You can ask to be awarded the F1RST status if you have completed the police advanced qualifications by emailing