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>


Picking up your permit

You’ve passed your theory test, now what?

Picking up your learner permit

Having passed your theory test, you will be given a driver theory test certificate before you leave the test centre. To get your learner permit, you should apply to the NDLS, submitting the test certificate along with the other documentation you will need.

Note: your pass certificate is only valid for two years from the date of your test. If you have not submitted an application to a licensing authority within two years for a first learner permit you will have to sit and pay for the test again.

Lost certificates

You can request a duplicate certificate by calling 1890 606 106 (Lo Call Rate) and the Customer Service Representative will ask you for your personal and exam details such as your name, address, date of birth and test confirmation number (this is provided in the Confirmation Letter/Email you received for your test). Payment of €15.00 is required and can be paid using Visa Card, MasterCard or Debit Card.

Adding categories

There are four different driver theory tests, relating to:

  • Motorcycles and mopeds (category A)
  • Cars, work vehicles and land tractors (category BW)
  • Heavy goods vehicles (category C)
  • Buses (category D)

If you want to add a new category to your learner permit you will need to sit an additional theory test for that category. Having passed it, you will need to submit the pass certificate to your motor taxation office so that your learner permit can be updated with the new information.