The IAM RoadSmart F1RST Register recognises and celebrates excellence demonstrated during our advanced rider test. Members will receive a special certificate complete with the F1RST logo and their names are also entered into the F1RST register.
F1RST membership is attained by taking the Advanced Rider Test and achieving a score of 1 in every category. Candidates may be awarded a F1RST even if they score a ‘2’ in no more than three categories (however Legality and Slow Manoeuvring must score a ‘1’); this is up to the Examiner’s discretion.
In addition to Associates taking their test for the first time, existing IAM members may take a Member’s Assessment in order to try and achieve a F1RST and gain entry to the F1RST Register.
Riders who hold the equivalent of a police advanced qualification may join the IAM and will be awarded F1RST status.
During the Advanced Rider Test, the examiner is considering:
- Safety and Legality (Must Score 1)
- Planning and Hazard Management
- Vehicle Sympathy
- Gear Changing
- Use of Gearbox
- Acceleration Sense
- Rear Observation
- Restraint & Progress
- Human Factors & Concentration
- Slow Manoeuvring (Must score 1)