IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Driving test update

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer any updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask that you do not telephone our call centre for this information. 

 

Test appointments are solely by invitation

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 only

Under current restrictions, we can only offer tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all your driver training please fill in this form and we’ll prioritise your application.

 

If you’re not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. Know more

 

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 weatherTests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

 

Regulations

A summary of the regulations that govern Driver CPC and the penalties that apply to those in breach of them.

It is a legal requirement that all new drivers of C1, C1E, C and CE vehicles (trucks) and D1, D1E, D and DE vehicles (buses) complete and pass the CPC exam to gain their Driver CPC qualification.

The legal basis for the Driver CPC programme is EU Directive 2003/59/EC (PDF) which was transposed into Irish law in 2008 as SI No 359 (PDF). and amended in 2020 as SI N0 178 (PDF).

The legislation, which is enforced by An Garda Síochána and RSA Transport Officers, sets out penalties for driving without a valid Driver CPC.

The following penalties apply:

  • Failure to produce Driver CPC – fine of up to €2,000
  • Fake documentation – fine of up to €5,000
  • Driving without a valid Driver CPC – fine of up to €2,000
  • Employer allowing a third party who does not have a valid Driver CPC to drive a relevant vehicle – fine of up to €5,000 (for employer/third party)