Applying for your driving test

The driver testing service is suspended until further notice following the public health advice in relation to Covid - 19.  You can apply for a driving test but please note that the service is suspended at the moment. Please see frequently asked questions here that will answer any questions you may have.

Driving test application requirements

You can apply for a driving test either online or by post.  Please note you cannot apply for your driving test by phone.

Before applying for your driving test online:

  • Verify that you are eligible to sit your test—6 month rule.
  • Make sure you have taken the mandatory lessons for certain motorcyclists (IBT) or car drivers (EDT).
  • Know your current, valid driver number. (This is the number quoted opposite 4(d) on your learner permit
  • Know your PPS number—this can be found on tax documents or your pay slip and it is often on correspondence from a social welfare or tax office.
  • You must have a valid debit or credit card (Visa and Mastercard are currently accepted).
  • If you are applying by post payments can be made by cheque, postal money order or bank draft.


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