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.


Update on Driving Test Services:

Please see update in relation to the gradual resumption of driving test services following the latest Government announcement on 29 May.  


Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we will prioritise your application. Know more >


Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please visit our new customer portal to make an application and manage your booking.


Driver training queries

From 10 May 2021, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) will be allowed to offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) but only to essential workers, please fill in this form if you are an essential worker and want to complete EDT. The ADI portal will reopen from 10 May 2021. Know more >




Initial Basic Training (IBT) will resume from 10 May 2021 for all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as will driver testing for all motorcycle categories. Know more >



Covid 19 Safety Measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow Know more>




The RSA Check it Fits is a free child car seat checking service.

Our expert child car seat checkers will fix any incorrectly fitted seats or harnesses, show you how to do it yourself and answer any queries you have.

The service is FREE and open to all makes and models of cars and child car seats.


At the moment, the RSA Check it Fits service offers virtual appointments and all appointments must be scheduled through our online booking system.

Our virtual appointments take place via Microsoft Teams. If you are not familiar with Microsoft Teams you can find out how it works here.

During the appointment, the checker will ask you to show them the child car seat in situ and as such it is important that your device is easily portable, has a camera and internet access. The checker will talk you through the steps to check and adjust the child car seat(s) and answer any questions you may have during the appointment.

We record some information from the child car seat checks on electronic tablets to help us understand where we need to focus our education and all our data is collected in line with GDPR rules.


You can book an appointment with our expert child car seat checkers using our online booking system.

The length of your appointment will depend on the number of child car seats requiring a check. When booking you must choose an appointment for 1 Child Car Seat Check or for 2 or more Child Car Seat Checks.

You can then select a suitable date and time for your appointment.

You must provide your details (Name, Email, Phone Number) and if you have any particular issues or concerns you would like to discuss during the appointment you can add this information in the notes box provided.

Finally, will also be asked to provide information on your car (year, make, model), child car seat(s) (make and model) and the weight and height of your child. This information allows our checker to determine if your seat(s) are compatible with your vehicle and suitable for your child.

Once the booking is complete you will receive a confirmation email to the address provided as well as a reminder ahead of your appointment.

You can cancel or reschedule your appointment at any time should you become unavailable.




Before your appointment

Download the Microsoft Teams app to a phone or tablet prior to your appointment
To facilitate your car seat check you will need the following information:
• Make, model and year of car
• Make and model of car seat(s)
• Weight and height of child/children


During your appointment

To attend the appointment simply clink the link provided in the confirmation email
During the appointment, the checker will ask you to show them the child car seat in situ and as such it is important that your device is easily portable, has a camera and internet access. During the appointment, the checker will talk you through the steps to check and adjust the child car seat(s) and answer any questions you may have.


After your appointment

Following your appointment, a short feedback survey will be sent to the email address provided in the booking form.

This feedback will be used to help improve the service.


Most of you will know our expert checkers as Ron and Brian but some describe them as 'Super-Heroes'. Ron and Brian have travelled all over the country with the RSA Check it Fits service and clock up about 150 events per year. They have checked over 45,000 child car seat checks since this service started on a fulltime basis in 2013. They are highly experienced in all aspects of child car seats and will always involve you in the car seat check / fitting.


Charlie is the newest member of the Check it Fits team to help Ron, Brian and Rosie.He is traveling the country with Ron and Brian trying to keep children safe from harm while travelling in the car.

The team's main aim is to provide you with peace of mind that your child is travelling safely in the car. Please take the time to ask about Charlie when you visit and feel free to take a selfie and share on social media.

Aisling Sloyan, RSA says: We are excited to launch our mascot Charlie and to use him to educate children and parents. I would encourage parents and guardians to use our mascot Charlie to help encourage children to stay safe while travelling in the car. We should never underestimate the importance of educating our children on why child car seats and seatbelts are important.


Click on the button below to book a virtual appointment with one of our expert checkers.

You can find lots of information on child car seats on this website by pressing the button below.

You can also view lots of videos on our YouTube channel - RSA Ireland