Driving Test Update


Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through



Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in an urgent test request form and we’ll prioritise your application. Know more >



Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how



Essential worker declaration form for driver training

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers. If you need to complete your driver training, please fill in an  essential worker declaration form and present it to your instructor.





Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>

Getting Qualified for CPC


Getting Qualified for CPC

To become a professional bus or truck driver you need to:

  • have a full car licence
  • be over 18 to get truck Driver CPC
  • be over 21 to get bus Driver CPC
  • be medically fit to drive a bus or truck

Who needs Driver CPC

You must have the full Driver CPC if you drive a truck or bus as the main part of your job. If you are stopped by an RSA Transport Officer or An Garda Síochána and you do not have Driver CPC penalties will apply.

You need to pass 4 tests to get Driver CPC, unless you have ‘acquired rights’ because of your existing driving experience

Who doesn’t need the full Driver CPC

You don’t need the full Driver CPC if you drive:

  • for non-commercial purposes, such as driving as an unpaid volunteer
  • for emergency or rescue services such as Gardai, Defence Forces, Ambulance and Irish Prison Service
  • as a registered RSA approved Driving Instructor giving driving instruction
  • during your work, if driving the vehicle is not part of your principal occupation. For example, tradesman using a light truck to transport their materials or a farmer transporting their own animals
  • with a maximum speed not exceeding 45 kmh

You will still need to pass the step 1 (theory test) and step 5 (practical driving test) tests of the qualification.


Next: 1. Theory Test