Membership Benefits

The Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) is an internationally recognised organisation working alongside numerous external bodies, including government agencies, Highways England (HE), Transport for London (TfL), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the British Army and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport.

Within the recovery industry the IVR is a long standing, well respected member of all the major industry working groups including the European Rescue and Recovery Initiative (ERRI) and the SURVIVE Group.

Becoming an IVR member

When you join the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) you become a member of an internationally recognised organisation which gives you access to the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals within the recovery industry. 

On becoming a member of the Institute you will be awarded Associate or Membership status, depending on your experience and training undertaken.  In acknowledgement of this you can show your professional status by using AMIVR, as an associate member, or MIVR as a full member, after your name.  Fellowships (FIVR) are awarded to senior members of the Institute who in the view of the IVR Council have given outstanding service to the IVR and/or the industry as a whole.

Associate Member (AMIVR)

An individual working with or for the recovery industry.

Member (MIVR)

Any person upon completion of any IVR training course is entitled to join the Institute at membership level.  A person working closely with the recovery industry who in the opinion of the IVR Council has promoted and enhanced the professionalism of the Institute and its membership.

Fellow (FIVR)

Awarded to senior members by the IVR Council.

Career progression

The IVR Passport gives an on-going record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, providing a verified record for current and future employers.

Professional Recovery magazine

All UK members receive copies of Professional Recovery magazine, delivered direct from the printers to their home or work address. The magazine is issued 18 times a year, approximately every three weeks, so members can keep up to date with recovery news and developments within the industry.

IVR Newsletter - The Recovery Professional

All members, both UK and international, receive ‘The Recovery Professional.’ The in-house newsletter is dedicated to news, views, training and safety issues plus a feature article. In the past it has reported on living and working as a recovery technician in Kuwait, the growing relationship between the IVR and the British Army and many other relevant topical issues.

The Institute of Vehicle Recovery Annual Gala Dinner

Over the years the Annual General Meeting has become the 'AGM weekend' and is now one of the social highlights on the recovery industry calender.  Only members are permitted to attend the Annual General Meeting but all are welcome to the social side of the weekend.  All members, receive a discounted rate on their own acommodation package. 

To become a member click here to go to the online application.