Membership Benefits

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


Becoming a member of the Institute allows the individual to show their professional status by using the following letters after their name:-

  • AMIVR   Associate Member of the Institute of Vehicle Recovery
  • MIVR    Member of the Institute of Vehicle Recovery
  • FIVR     Fellow of the Institute of Vehicle Recovery


Career progression

The IVR Passport gives an on-going record of continuing professional development and training, providing a verified record for current and future employers

Professional Recovery magazine

All UK members receive free 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’ three times a year. 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 work as a recovery technician in Kuwait, the growing relationship between the IVR and the British Army and many other relevant topical issues.

Life on the Edge Series – Membership discount

Buy ALL 6 videos on one convenient DVD at a discounted price.

IVR members                                      £42.00 inc VAT

Non-members                                     £60.00 inc VAT

For more information, including sample videos, go to the VR Training page of this website

The IVR is continually monitoring membership benefits, additional benefits will be announced via our social platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Recovery Professional newsletter and this website