An Associate is a person who has joined the IAM RoadSmart scheme and is undergoing guidance to take the IAM Test with a local group. They become an immediate Associate Member of the IAM and will receive the IAM RoadSmart Magazine. Their IAM annual membership subscription, paid as part of the course fee, will run from the date their application is received by the IAM. The course fee includes membership of our local group for one year.  Both memberships must be maintained whilst undertaking the advanced course.  When you pass your IAM Test you become a full Member of the IAM and are eligible to continue Membership of a local group.