An Observer is a full member of the IAM, having already passed the IAM Test.  They will also have undergone further training to provide them with the extra skills necessary to assist others in this goal.  This training is certified by Independent Motor Industries (IMI) and all observers are accredited by this external organisation. This guidance is not charged for as all Observers are volunteers and give their time to the local group. Subject to availability you will usually be allocated an Observer near to where you live.