The Advanced Rider Test is taken locally with an IAM RoadSmart examiner and lasts about one and a half hours (including debriefing) and follows the same format as an Observed Ride with your own Observer. 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.

IAM RoadSmart examiners are, first and foremost, motorcyclists themselves; even if they are serving or retired police officers.  Don't let this fact put you off when on test.  Test nerves are normal and the examiner will do his best to put you at ease.  You should treat the Advanced Rider test just like any other oberved ride, putting into practice everything you have learned and, above all, enjoy the ride.

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 nationally by most of the major insurers.