Applying for your driving test

The national average waiting time for a driving test is currently 5.6 weeks.

There has never been a better time to apply for and sit your driving test. If you have selected the short notice option on your application please make sure that you have completed all of your 12 EDT (Essential Driver Training) lessons and that you are available when we call you.

Please be aware that you may receive your test appointment in as little as 1 to 2 weeks of making your application. This will usually give you 4 to 5 weeks’ notice of the test.  Please note you may be able to select your own date and time during the application process.

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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