IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

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. 

 

Test appointments are solely by invitation

Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots 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.

 

Urgent tests for essential workers only

Under current restrictions, we can only offer tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all your driver training please fill in this form and we’ll prioritise your application.

 

If you’re not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. Know more

 

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 weatherTests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

 

About your car

Keeping your car in a safe and roadworthy condition is your responsibility. This section tells you more about the National Car Test (NCT) and the standards your car needs to meet before you can take it out on the road

NCT

From 1 June 2011 annual testing has been introduced for cars 10 years and older.  There is a need to ensure that older vehicles are frequently maintained and are fit for purpose on our roads. All cars presented for their 10th anniversary or subsequent NCT on or after 1 June 2011 will receive a certificate valid for up to one year only. The RSA has prepared a FAQ document(PDF) to assist with any queries in relation to testing of cars 10 years and older.

Standards

Standards are a key component of road safety. This section deals with standards for vehicles, private and commercial, on Irish roads

NCT certificate

Explaining what an NCT certificate is, why you need one and what to do if you lose one

Modified vehicles

The NCT now includes additional test items for vehicle modifications such as exhaust noise levels and window tinting.