Driver Training

Important notice for learner drivers

  • Under level 5 restrictions, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) are not permitted to provide Essential Driver Training (EDT), even to essential workers. The ADI portal is closed so no EDT sessions can be uploaded at this time. Know more > >
  • If the date of issue on your first learner permit in Category B is on or after 4 April 2011, you must complete Essential Driver Training (EDT) before you are allowed to take your full driving test.
  • EDT is not required if your first learner permit was issued before 4 April 2011.

Car Driver Training (EDT)


Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. EDT is mandatory to all learners who received their first learner permit on or after 4 April 2011.

Motorcycle Training (IBT)

Learn more about the mandatory Initial Basic Training for learner motorcyclists, why it’s necessary and what the benefits are.



Professional Training (CPC)

Everything you need to know about the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) driver standard, including how to get one, how to keep one and who is exempt.

Graduated Driver Licensing

The RSA has introduced a Graduated Driver Licensing scheme.  Some of the measures in place are compulsory training covered by EDT and IBT as well as lower alcohol levels that apply to learner and novice drivers.  Further measures introduced were the (N) Novice plate and the reduction in the number of penalty points needed for a learner or novice to be disqualified