Becoming a National Observer

The process of becoming a national observer(NO) for is as follows:

  • Prospective NO candidates must:
    • be group or local observer
    • following qualification as a local/group observer and whilst acting independently, have had a minimum of one associate pass the test (any initial test pass whilst the prospective NO candidate was under supervision  as a trainee local/group observer, is not sufficient for this purpose)
    • have done a minimum of 10 sessions assessing an associate
    • have their riding assessed by their team leader
    • have their interpersonal and observation skills assessed by their team leader

In order to commence the process:

  • the group or local observer should express an interest to their team leader, who will check they meet the criteria.
  • TL will assess riding and interpersonal/observation skills.
  • the observer then needs to complete the NO application form which should be e-mailed to secretary@iam-sheffield.org. The secretary will then take it to the committee for approval prior to the observer commencing the NO process. This form will then be forwarded to IMIqualifications@iam.org.uk indicating the committee’s approval of the application.