IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update

 

Test appointments are by invitation only

Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots become available.

 

If you have received an invitation to book a test, need to cancel a test, or wish to join the waiting list, please go ahead and sign in to MyRoadSafety now.

 

Urgent Tests for essential workers

Under the current restrictions, we can only offer urgent tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form.

 

If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you directly once the level 5 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots are available.

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow. Know more

 

Weather disruptions

Check if your driving test is affected by adverse weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

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
    Ballina
    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.