warning

Driver Training

Important notice for learner drivers

  • If the date of issue on your first learner permit in Category B is on or after 4 April 2011, you must complete Essential Driver Training (EDT) before you are allowed to take your full driving test.
  • EDT is not required if your first learner permit was issued before 4 April 2011.

Car Driver Training (EDT)

Essential Driver Training(EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. EDT is mandatory to all learners who received their first driving permit on or after 4 April 2011.

Motorcycle Training (IBT)

Learn more about the mandatory Initial Basic Training for learner motorcyclists, why it’s necessary and what the benefits are.

Professional Training (CPC)

Everything you need to know about the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) driver standard, including how to get one, how to keep one and who is exempt.

Graduated Driver Licensing

The RSA is working to introduce a Graduated Driver Licensing scheme.  Some of those measures are already in place such as compulsory training covered by EDT and IBT as well as lower alcohol levels that apply to learner and novice drivers.  Further measures such as the introduction of the (N) Novice plate and the reduction in the number of penalty points needed for a learner or novice to be disqualified are being considered for implementation.