IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update 

 

Only essential workers should attend driving test appointments

On the day of your test, you will be asked to confirm that you’re an essential worker. If you are not, the test won’t go ahead. If you are not an essential worker and have an appointment scheduled please cancel your test.

 

If you are an essential worker and need a test urgently please complete this online form

 

Book or reschedule a driving test online

You can book or reschedule a driving test online by signing up or logging into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety. Any non-essential workers wishing to book a driving test can join the waiting list and we will contact you when appointments become available.

 

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 weather conditions. Tests 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)