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.


After you’ve qualified


After you’ve passed all 4 of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) tests, and got your full license, you will need to complete and return the Driver CPC Declaration Form.

You must carry your Driver CPC card while driving a truck or bus professionally.

If you are stopped by an RSA Transport Officer or An Garda Síochána and you do not your Driver CPC card penalties will apply.

Getting your Driver CPC card

Once you’ve completed the Driver CPC Declaration Form, your card will be sent to the address you have provided.

Waiting for your card

You cannot drive professionally until you get your Driver CPC card.

If your card doesn’t arrive

You should get your Driver CPC card within 20 working days of application. If you don’t receive it after this time submit a query to the RSA.

Replace your card

You must replace your Driver CPC card if it’s lost or stolen.

The Driver CPC card doesn’t have your address on it, so you don’t have to get a new one if your address changes.

Staying qualified

Every 5 years you must:

  • attend one 7 hour Driver CPC Training module per year with an RSA approved CPC Training organisation (35 hours over 5 years)
  • attend a total of 42 hours of Driver CPC Training modules if you hold bus and truck Driver CPC and wish to maintain both


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