The Advanced Test

On test
The test will have the same 'pursuit' format as the observed runs.

If you are aiming for excellence in the quality of your riding, then merely holding a clean licence or an accident-free history is not sufficient.

The IAM Advanced Motorcycle Test is a sure way of determining your understanding of the vital link between skill and road safety.

CAM's main aim is to help riders reach the standard of the IAM advanced test.

What Does the Advanced Test involve?

The Examiner, who will be the holder of a Police Advanced Motorcycling Certificate, will be assessing your ability to ride according to the System of Motorcycle Control, which is fully explained in the IAM manual "How to be a better rider".

Most Riders need to prepare for their test and if you have not already done so, details of how to do this can be obtained from the Institute of Advanced Motorists at http://www.iam.org.uk.

The Test is conducted in a spirit of friendliness and can be taken on any machine that can attain and sustain the national speed limit of 70 mph.

The appointment with the examiner will be arranged at a mutually agreed location. Takes about 90 minutes and usually covers about 35 miles.

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The route includes all types of roads and conditions including dual carriageways, urban areas, main roads, country lanes, residential areas and of course, motorways where possible.

It is conducted by the Examiner on his own motorcycle. following you in a pursuit position.

What is expected?

  1. To handle your machine in a safe, systematic, smooth and progressive manner, just as you should every day.
  2. You must have regard for road, traffic and weather conditions and observe all speed limits.
  3. The Examiner will give you route instructions and there may be checks on your powers of observation during the debrief.

At the End of the Test

The Examiner will tell you if you have reached the required standard. The debriefing, irrespective of how well you have done, will be constructive and informative and should serve you well for the future.