Applying for your driving test

The RSA wish to advise customers that we are ceasing driver testing operations at our temporary location in Churchtown. Last day of testing from this test centre will be Friday March 20th.   Please do not select this test centre after the 21st February.  

The alternative test centres in the Dublin area are:

  • Dun Laoghaire/Deansgrange Driving Test Centre, Highline Building, Bakers Point, Pottery Road, Woodpark, Dun Laoghaire.
  • Tallaght Driving Test Centre, Premier Business Park, 52 Broomhill Road, Tallaght.
  • Finglas Driving Test Centre, Jamestown Business Park, Jamestown Road, Finglas.
  • Raheny Driving Test Centre, 4 All Saints Park, Raheny.

The national average waiting time for a driving test is currently 5.8 weeks. If you have selected the short notice option make sure you have completed all 12 EDT (Essential Driver Training) lessons.
Please ensure that your 1st learner permit is issued more than 6 months.
You may receive an appointment in 1 - 2 weeks.
You may be able to select your own date and time during the application process.
Please click here for up to date waiting times at your preferred test centre.


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.

We are ceasing driver testing operations at our temporary location in Churchtown. Please see notice at the top of this page.


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