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Becoming a DIA member means getting immediate access to many benefits including expert legal advice and our help desk, useful webinars, our fantastic magazine and PI PL insurance as standard.


Learning isn’t just for your pupils — instructor training can help to keep your skills sharp and your business at its best. Our DIA Academy offers online and in-person training, webinars, and assessments for your personal and professional development.

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Our monthly magazine, Driver Trainer, is the most-read publication in the field of professional driver and rider training. Each issue features breaking news stories in the driving industry, in-depth articles, expert opinions, reviews, special offers, and more.

The Driving Instructors Association is the largest professional membership body for driver and rider trainers in the UK

The DIA is more than just a membership it’s a community of over 15,000 ADIs and driving instruction experts, all working to improve the industry together. We have close links with policy and decision makers in road safety and driver training, so that our members’ can seek real answers to their concerns.

And to keep you on top of your game, our Academy delivers training courses and assessments run by expert ADIs so you can develop professionally alongside your work. With the many other benefits of becoming a DIA member including professional indemnity and public liability insurance as standard, you can rely on our help and expertise when you need it most.

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A DIA update from our CEO, Carly Brookfield

DIA Update November’s proving to be a busy month already …

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DVSA issues further guidance on Standards Check prioritisation

DVSA Update: Car and trailer and vocational changes

Update on car and trailer and vocational changes From the …

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Smart motorway concerns shared by risk management specialist

Smart motorway concerns shared by risk management specialist

After a poll of customers revealed that more than 80% …

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DVSA issues further guidance on Standards Check prioritisation

The Government to Review Driver CPC

From the DVSA: The government is carrying out a review …

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NASP continues to have concerns about new Standards Check approach

Report released on the latest meeting between DVSA and NASP members

Report of Joint NASP/DVSA meeting – 2nd November 2021 held …

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Energy stored in electric car batteries could be used to power homes

A UK-wide innovation project is exploring how vehicle-to-grid charging technology …

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