IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving Test Update

Please note that our customer service agents cannot manage driving tests over the phone, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through MyRoadSafety.ie

 

When will I get a driving test?

In line with the easing of restrictions, we are offering driving test invitations to those who are eligible to take their test and have been waiting the longest. Know more >

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how

 

Essential Driver Training (EDT) update

Approved Driving Instructors (ADI’s) can now offer EDT to all customers so learner drivers no longer need to complete an essential worker declaration form. Know more >

 

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>

 

Initial basic training (IBT) for motorcyclists

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

Minister Announces Extension to validity periods of learner motor cycle IBT training certs. See more here.

What is Initial Basic Training?

Initial Basic Training (IBT) is a mandatory training course that teaches basic riding skills to learner motorcyclists. It is part of the RSA’sGraduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety.

What does IBT involve?

IBT for a small motorcycle category 'AM' or 'A1' - is a 16 hour course broken into four separate modules 1,2,3 and 4 which must be completed in sequence.  Completing IBT for the first time on a larger motorcycle in category 'A2' or 'A' is an 18 hr course and involves completing three modules 1,3 and 5.   These modules are a mixture of theory and practical riding skills.                     
When you have completed an  IBT module or the entire course, your instructor will record the details of your training in your logbook and issue you with a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.   

You can now apply for your practical driving test.

The Progression module

If you want to upgrade the bike you ride (e.g. from automatic to manual or tricycle to two-wheeler) you can complete a progression module. This module allows you to get the training you need to operate a different type of bike without having to repeat the whole IBT course.

Finding an IBT course

IBT courses are only available at RSA approved IBT training centres and may only be delivered by RSA approved IBT instructors.

IMPORTANT Before you begin your training, you should check that both centre and instructor are currently approved for the delivery of IBT.  On the day of your training your trainer will be happy to confirm their continuing RSA approval.  Only undertake IBT training once you are satisfied that your trainer still holds RSA approval.  Training completed with an individual who does not currently hold RSA approval cannot count as part of your IBT and will need to be repeated with an RSA approved IBT Trainer.

Benefits of IBT

Completing your initial basic training course means you will:

  • learn to become a safer road user.
  • develop a strong understanding of basic motorcycle riding skills.
  • be able to practice your riding unaccompanied on a public road.