Driving test update 


Driving test waiting list

If you are already on the driving test waiting list, please do not log in to MyRoadSafety to check for availability. Appointment slots are limited to those who have been invited to book a driving test and we will contact you directly when appointments 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. For anyone else, we kindly ask you to visit another time when our portal is not so busy. Thank you for your patience at this time 


We can only offer test appointments to essential workers

If you are an essential worker and haven’t already received a test appointment but need one urgently please complete this online form. We will contact you when appointments become available.

If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee. It will be saved as a service credit for you to book another test in the future.


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.

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.