About the Driving Instructors Association

Why not join today?

The Driving Instructors Association is the largest professional membership body for driver and rider trainers in the UK. They offer support, advice, professional development and training, lobbying and representation to trainers working across the vehicle and licence categories.

As a globally respected source of advice, experience and expertise on driver education, they work with driver training and wider road safety professionals across the world to develop driving standards.
The DIA is also a member of key industry stakeholder groups, including the Department for Transport’s Road Safety Delivery Group and the Road Safety Observatory board and as such is closely involved in the development of regulation, policy and strategy in the sector.
As the leading professional membership body in driver education, they also have the largest reach across driver training and road safety practitioner audiences. Their subscriber base represents one of the largest groups of driver and training education stakeholders in the UK, with over 30,000 members and subscribed service users.

In addition to providing advice, professional development and support to their stakeholders, they are also a direct driver training provider, offering a range of classroom based, in car and e-learning advanced driver and rider training and assessments pathways to both individual motorists and fleet operators, large and small, in the UK and internationally.

The benefits of DIA membership

The DIA offers two levels of membership. The Standard package and the Plus Membership package.

Standard membership includes £15 million of professional indemnity and public liability insurance, as well as access to a wide range of support and advisory services.

The new DIA Plus membership is the most comprehensive association package currently available for driver and rider trainers. As well as all the benefits of the standard membership, DIA Plus membership also includes enhanced discounts on DIA Shop, CPD Training, Tax Services, Income Protection cover and access to a whole range of discounts/cashbacks and offers on popular brands and services such as: John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Apple, free telephone legal service and much more….

  • Plus Membership

    DIA Plus Membership logo

    From £39.75 per quarter

    The Plus Membership package offers a range of additional benefits for members including:


    • Income protection insurance
    • Legal advice for all situations
    • £15m Public Indemnity/Public Liability cover
    • Discounted Recovery
    • Specialist motoring legal advice
    • ADI Helpdesk
    • Free monthly webinars
    • Annual £30 CPD voucher
    • Monthly magazine
    • Weekly e-bulletin
    • Lobbying & representation
    • Bigger discount on tax service
    • Better marketing to pupils
    • Access to wider range of DIA member offers and discounts
    • 10% Discount at the DIA shop
  • Standard Membership

    DIA Standard logo

    From £21.25 per quarter

    The Standard Membership package offers a range of additional benefits for members including:


    • £15m Public Indemnity/Public Liability cover
    • Discounted Recovery
    • Specialist legal advice
    • ADI Helpdesk
    • Free monthly webinars
    • Annual £15 CPD voucher
    • Monthly magazine
    • Weekly e-bulletin
    • Lobbying & representation
    • Pupil leads and marketing – free listing on Find An Instructor
    • Discounted tax service
    • Access to wider range of DIA member offers and discounts
    • 5% Discount at the DIA shop

So why not join today?

Join the largest professional membership body for driver and rider trainers in the UK.