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


When will I get a driving test?

We’ve launched a new online tool that estimates when you will be invited to book your car driving test. You must already be on the waiting list and eligible to sit a test. Know more >


Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

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


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>


Certificate of Satisfactory Completion

Find out how to achieve your Certificate of Satisfactory Completion, what it means and what you need to do with it.

Your Certificate of Satisfactory Completion

When you complete your Initial Basic Training (IBT), your instructor will sign off the relevant section of your IBT logbook and issue you with a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.

This document is proof that you have completed all the modules of your IBT course and achieved the standard needed to drive unaccompanied on a public road.




 An IBT for motorcyclists Certificate of Completion

Keep your Certificate with you

You must keep your Certificate with your learner’s permit and carry it with you whenever you are riding as you may be asked to produce it by a member of An Garda Siochana.

You will also be asked to produce your Certificate by your driving tester on the day of your practical driving test.

Please Note: The Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of IBT ceases to be valid after two years from the date of issue. The holder must, within the period of validity either, (a) submit the certificate to the licensing authority with an application for a driving licence (full licence) under progressive access rules for the relevant licence category, or (b) make an application for a certificate of competency (driving test) for the relevant licence category. Any subsequent such application must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of satisfactory Completion of IBT. Note: Following the expiry of a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of IBT it will be necessary to successfully complete additional IBT training in order to obtain a further certificate.

Replacing your Certificate

Your Certificate is a valuable document and you should make a note of the serial number and date it was issued in case it gets lost or damaged.

If you do have to replace your Certificate:

  • Report the loss or destruction of your original Certificate to An Garda Siochana.
  • Sign a declaration(PDF), in the presence of a Garda, who will then sign and stamp your form.
  • Forward the completed declaration form, together with the fee (currently €10) to:

    Driver Education Section
    Road Safety Authority
    Primrose Hill
    Co. Mayo

Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to The Road Safety Authority.

You will then receive a duplicate Certificate  issued by the RSA in the post within 10 working days.

For holders of certificates issued on or after 19th January 2013 :  These certificates will expire after two years from the date they were issued and in order to obtain a new valid certificate within a 5 year period, you will be required to repeat the practical training module, Module 5,  again.     

If the period exceeds 5 years you will be required to complete the entire IBT course again.