I'd never heard of RoSPA when I was into getting some advanced tuition. Great prices and discounts available. Discussion. Passed the test about a year ago now, after waiting around for a test-date - it got to nearly 2 months after my last observed run That was the copper's fault though who was busy at the time.. Im glad I did it. GONE: HN125-8, LF-250B, GPz 305, GPZ 500S, Burgman 400 // RIDING: F650GS (800 twin), Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 500 AVL, Ninja 250R because racebike RoSPA is usually cheaper, both for the test and annual membership. I enjoyed the instruction, and I think I'm probably a better rider for it. RoSPA requires you to … 2 Next Reply Author. Tuesday 27th November 2018. Concensus is that RoADAR Gold is higher than an IAM pass, but opinion is divided as to where the IAM pass falls in the RoADAR grading scheme. IAM larger, more groups, bigger groups, may be more local. The IAM test used not to be - it was simply pass or fail - but with the introduction of F1RST there is grading there now too. Motorcycle instructor / advanced radio and Bluetooth training systems. I favour RoSPA. 147 months. The IAM local groups are a bit closer than the nearest RoSPA group, but (apart from distance) I am rather put off by the fact that the nearest IAM group meets in the British Legion club. Biking is 1/20th as dangerous as horse riding . I’m an IAM … The IAM just notes pass/fail, whereas RoSPA grades its passes as Gold/Silver/Bronze and (unlike the IAM) seeks a retest every three years. IAM or RoSPA. RoSPA requires a retest every three years to maintain membership, IAM does not (I believe). So sent my stuff off for the IAM in November 2005. RoSPA is also a charity and mainly concerned, as its name suggests, with promoting road … But the re-test seems OK to me, and gives you the chance to … Its tests are ungraded and marked pass or fail. RoSPA uses Roadcraft, IAM its own textbook (loosely based on Roadcraft). I'll try seeing them both on the side, maybe even slip out when I'm done riding IAM and see if RoSPA fancy a quickie. The IAM is a charitable organisation set up to improve driving standards voluntarily. RoADAR smaller, allegedly more friendly. Student radios and earpieces for all makes of radios. 19,027 posts. Reply Prev of 2. IAM test is a one-time pass or fail. The IAM lasts forever and the ROSPA requires a re-test every 3 years, but this is free if you keep up the membership (£20 per year) - but after 3 years the IAM mob will have got the extra cash back. Once you pass, you are an Advanced Driver for life. A “normal” IAM pass would get you roughly a RoSPA Bronze or Silver depending on the quality of the drive and who you ask. 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