Terms & Conditions of Membership

ADINJC Terms and Conditions of Membership

Introduction

ADINJC, also known as Approved Driving Instructor’s National Joint Council is a ‘not for profit’ members organisation.

ADINJC has a constitution (available on request). The running of ADINJC and decisions made by the ADINJC Governing Committee, either individually or as a committee will be in accordance with the ADINJC constitution.

ADINJC Group Membership

Membership of ADINJC is open to groups or organisations representing the interests of Driving Instructors (DVSA ADIs) or Potential Driving Instructors.

Membership of ADINJC is also open to groups or organisations representing the interests of other driver trainers, including, motorcycle, LGV, PCV, theory trainers and off road trainers.

This includes, but is not limited to Driving Instructor Associations, both local and national; and Driving Schools, both local and national.

The suitability and eligibility of any association, group or organisation to become a member of ADINJC will be decided by the ADINJC Governing Committee.

Membership of ADINJC is subject to the receipt of a completed membership application form, payment of the appropriate membership fee, and acceptance of the suitability and eligibility for membership by the ADINJC Governing Committee.

ADINJC Group membership fees are due annually on 1st January each year, continued membership is dependent on the prompt payment of the appropriate fee.

ADINJC Group membership fees are set based on the number of individual members that a group has, each group will, on request, inform ADINJC as to the membership numbers in their organisation.

Should an ADINJC member organisation’s membership numbers change during the course of the year for which membership has been paid to take the organisation into either a lower or higher membership fee band no adjustment will be made to the fee charged for that year’s membership.

Any attempt to mislead ADINJC in relation to the number of members in an ADINJC member organisation may result in the all individual members of that organisation losing their benefits of ADINJC membership.

An ADINJC member organisation may resign their membership at any time, however, no refund for any unused period of membership will normally be given.

ADINJC member organisations are able to confer all of the benefits of ADINJC individual DIG membership at Silver level on their own members, as long as they remain paid up members of ADINJC.

ADINJC member organisations will when necessary verify the validity of an individual’s membership when requested to do so by ADINJC to enable the individual to benefit from the services or benefits of ADINJC membership.

ADINJC DIG Membership (for Individuals)

ADINJC also offer membership to individuals through the ‘Driving Instructors Group’ also known as ‘DIG’.

ADINJC DIG membership is open to, but not limited to; Driving Instructors, DVSA ADIs; Potential Driving Instructors; trainers of other vehicle categories such as Motorcycle, LGV and PCV; Off Road Trainers; Theory Trainers; Driving School Proprietors; Retired Driver Trainers.

The suitability and eligibility of any individual to become a member of ADINJC DIG will be decided by the ADINJC Governing Committee.

ADINJC DIG membership is available at three levels of benefits, Silver Membership, Gold Membership, and Platinum Membership.

The level of services and benefits applicable to each level is subject to change.

ADINJC DIG Membership is subject to the receipt of a completed membership application form, payment of the appropriate membership fee, and acceptance of the suitability and eligibility for membership by the ADINJC Governing Committee.

From time to time we made need to increase/decrease our membership rates, should this occur we will notify you at least three months in advance of any change to our membership charges.

ADINJC DIG membership fees are payable either annually or monthly, continued membership is dependent on the prompt payment of the appropriate fee.

When ADINJC DIG membership is paid annually, to ensure continued membership, the appropriate renewal fee must be paid on the anniversary of joining ADINJC DIG.

An ADINJC DIG member paying annually may resign their membership at any time, however, no refund for any unused period of membership will normally be given.

When ADINJC DIG membership is paid monthly, to ensure continued membership, the appropriate fee must be paid on the due date each month.

An ADINJC DIG member paying monthly agrees to an initial membership term of 12 months. A member wanting to resign their membership within the first 12 months may either continue to pay the membership fee monthly until their 12 months membership has been completed, or may pay the remaining fees immediately in total.

Once the initial 12 month membership period has been completed a member may resign their membership at any time, however, no refund for any unused period of membership will normally be given.

ADINJC DIG membership is available with three levels of benefits, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Any member may upgrade their membership at any time, by applying to upgrade, and paying the appropriate fee.

ADINJC DIG members paying annually can only downgrade their membership level at renewal.

ADINJC DIG members paying monthly, cannot downgrade their membership level within the first 12 months of membership, but can downgrade at any time thereafter by giving one month’s notice.

ADINJC DIG membership is for an individual, the benefits of membership cannot be shared with, or passed on to any other individual.

ADINJC DIG Membership for Members of Member Groups

Individuals that are members of organisations that have group membership of ADINJC can claim their ADINJC DIG membership free of charge at Silver Level.

Individuals can upgrade their ADINJC DIG membership from Silver to either Gold Membership or Platinum Membership by paying the appropriate Annual Fee.

ADINJC DIG membership gained through membership of a Member Group, will only remain valid as long as the Group retain their membership.

If the Member Group through which an individual gained the concession on ADINJC DIG membership ceases to be a member the individual may pay the balance to convert their membership to a stand alone ADINJC DIG Membership.

ADINJC TIG Membership (for individuals)

Individuals that are in the process of qualifying to become a driving instructor, DVSA ADI (car), can join the ‘Trainee Instructor’s Group’ also known as ‘TIG’.

Membership is open to anyone that has registered their intention to become an ADI with DVSA and has been issued with a Personal Reference Number.

The suitability and eligibility of any individual to become a member of ADINJC TIG will be decided by the ADINJC Governing Committee.

ADINJC TIG membership is available at three levels of benefits, Silver Membership, Gold Membership, and Platinum Membership.

The level of services and benefits applicable to each level is subject to change.

ADINJC TIG Membership is subject to the receipt of a completed membership application form, payment of the membership fee when appropriate , and acceptance of the suitability and eligibility for membership by the ADINJC Governing Committee.

ADINJC TIG membership at Silver Level is currently FREE to eligible individuals.

ADINJC TIG membership can be upgraded to Gold Membership or Platinum Membership by payment of the appropriate fees.

ADINJC TIG membership is for an individual, the benefits of membership cannot be shared with, or passed on to any other individual.

ADINJC TIG membership will expire at the end of the month during which the member no longer is eligible to continue training as a DVSA ADI (car). (This could be due to failing part 2 or part 3 three times; more than 2 years elapsing since passing part 1, or being told by the ADI Registrar that they may not continue with the qualifying examinations)

On successfully qualifying as a DVSA ADI (car), an ADINJC TIG member can convert their membership to ADINJC DIG, this will involve paying the appropriate membership fee.

Communication

By becoming a member of ADINJC you are agreeing to receive communications from us by post, telephone and electronic means; this will include the ADINJC newsletter as well as information about the activities of ADINJC; it will also include information from DVSA and other road safety news.

You have the right to opt out of receiving these communications at any time; however, opting out will mean that you do not receive the full benefit of your membership.

If you do choose to opt out of receiving communications from ADINJC we still reserve the right to contact you with matters relating to managing your membership of ADINJC.

Use of ADINJC Logo

The ADINJC Logo, and ADINJC Training Logo are both copyright protected.

The ADINJC training Logo may not be used without written permission from the ADINJC Governing Committee.

Any ADINJC Group member or any ADINJC DIG member may use the ADINJC logo for as long as they are fully paid up members of ADINJC.

Any ADINJC Group member or any ADINJC DIG member may advertise their membership of ADINJC.

ADINJC Group members or ADINJC DIG members should not claim or imply any endorsement or approval by ADINJC, or use the ADINJC logo in such a way that implies endorsement or approval.