The Advanced Test is taken locally with an IAM examiner. The test lasts about one and a half hours (including debriefing) and is similar to an Observed Ride. A varied route will be chosen to cover differing road and traffic conditions. At the end of the test an assessment de-briefing will be given covering all aspects of the test. If you are successful you are automatically enrolled for your first years' membership of the IAM (as part of your test fee). You will also receive a certificate which you will, no doubt, be very proud to hang in a prominent position and show off to all your family and friends.
In many cases, holding an advanced riding certificate may entitle you to an additional discount on your motorcycle insurance premium as the Advanced Test is a qualification recognised by many of the major insurers.