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Professionalising the industry

Working with governments, policy makers and industry partners, the IRU Academy is at the forefront of the drive to professionalise the industry. This push is particularly relevant in the developing world, where the mobility of cargo and people is almost entirely dependent on the road transport sector.

Capacity building for qualification frameworks

  • The IRU Academy has developed a whole range of services that can be mobilised to help countries that require assistance to conduct reforms and enhance their road transport sector. In the field of professional qualifications, the IRU Academy’s methodology to establish national qualification frameworks follows a systematic approach that ensures the application of recognised international best practices.


Smart Growth

A full and well-trained workforce will enable road transport to play a significant role in global economic growth. Skilled professional drivers help the industry become cleaner and greener, playing its part in achieving sustainable development and tackling climate change.

Safer roads

Meeting safety regulations and targets to reduce accidents are a priority for all industry stakeholders. The right training is essential to improve the safety record of a company and minimise accident costs. Having well-managed fleets and strict vehicle maintenance also helps ease congestion.

Smooth operations

The highest training standards are essential to allow supply chains and transport networks to operate efficiently, keeping pace with emerging challenges and new legislation. Road transport must continually adapt to such change. New vehicles are being designed to strict security standards, drive and rest time rules are being enforced and new technology is being used to ensure compliance.

How IRU provides assistance

  • Providing support in the definition and development of an appropriate professional qualification legal framework, in compliance with internationally recognised industry standards. 
  • Building up of a professional road transport qualification system in the country, through compliance with the IRU standards for training institutions. 
  • Setting up an examination system in line with internationally recognised examination requirements and carried out in partnership with the designated national bodies.

Participants in establishing national qualification frameworks

  • Ministry of Transport
  • Ministry of Interior
  • National Qualification Authorisation Body (N-QAB)
  • Associate Training Institutions (ATIs)
  • Examination Bodies (EBs)
  • Students / candidates


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