There are two types of membership within IAM for the Advanced Rider course.
IAM Associate Membership
The IAM’s Advanced Rider Course currently costs only £149 and discounts or rebates may be available.
The Course fee covers:
- Associate Membership (i.e. someone who has not yet passed the advanced test) of the IAM and the Group you choose to join e.g. Morecambe Bay Estuaries Advanced Motorcyclists Group (MBEAM)
- a flexible “training” programme with MBEAM (6 core sessions of 1.5 to 2 hours each)
- a copy of the IAM’s Advanced Rider Course Logbook
- the IAM’s Test Fee
- your first year’s Membership of the IAM as an IAM Associate, and membership of MBEAM until April of the following year
- access to certain Member services and events
Note: you can apply for the full Course and if you wish, take the IAM Test direct without joining an IAM local Group but the pass rate is lower this way compared to going through an IAM local Group or a qualified private instructor.
IAM Full Membership
If you have joined the IAM as an Associate through the Advanced Rider Course then, on passing your test, the IAM will write to you to confirm that you have become a Full Member of the IAM.
Your first year’s IAM membership fee was included in the Course fee from the date you joined a local Group.
To retain your IAM membership each year, you will have to pay the IAM their annual membership fee. This can be done by cheque or automatically through a bank account.
Full Membership of the IAM will entitle you to apply for Full Membership of an IAM local Group (or Groups), but you will have to pay any local Group you join their annual membership fee in addition to the IAM’s annual membership fee.
If you pass your test while you are an associate member of MBEAM, you will be invited to join MBEAM as a Full Member with your fees covered until April of the following year.