Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Driver Testing Service

Under Covid19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can view the list of essential services at Level 5 on 

Cancelling your Test

If you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets, please cancel you test appointment here.

Waiting for a Test Date?

We are experiencing a high demand for driving tests at the moment. If you have submitted a driving test application we will be in touch with an appointment date, there is no need to contact us.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  

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.