Driving Test Update

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When will I get a driving test?

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Covid-19 safety measures

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Becoming an IBT Instructor

How to become an RSA-approved IBT instructor


You must be on the RSA’s register of approved driving Instructors for Category ‘A’ (motorcycles) before becoming an IBT Instructor.

Any person or ADI applying to be on the register of approved driving instructors in category ‘A’ must have held a full category ‘A’ driving licence for the previous two years before s/he is permitted to take the qualifying stage one or stage two ADI assessments.

Process for IBT Training Instructor approval

To deliver Initial Basic Training (IBT) the trainer must have a valid motorcycle Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Permit.  IBT training can only be delivered at IBT approved Training Centres. 

Eligible ADIs must return a completed application form together with the Liability Release Waiver and Insurance Declarations. A document outlining the proposed policies (business terms and conditions) such as booking deposits, refunds and supply of equipment etc. should accompany the application.

Forms are available to download from the quick link (IBT Instructor Documents) on this page.

A list of approved IBT Training Centres is available at the following link Approved IBT Training Centres.

Process for IBT Training Centre approval

There are specific requirements in order to have a site approved as a motorcycle IBT training centre. Having identified a prospective site, the first stage is to contact the RSA Driver Education Section on [email protected] giving details of the site location and requesting a site inspection.

After the initial inspection has been completed, it will be necessary to have a risk assessment carried out by a competent person. At this stage it is helpful to submit a Map View of the site along with photos of the area and facilities as part of the application process.

Public liability/personal indemnity insurance and all necessary documentation will need to be in place before the centre can be approved. Forms are available to download from the quick link (IBT Training Centre Documents) on this page.

The completed form should be returned to; Driver Education Section, RSA, Moy Valley business park, Primrose hill, Dublin Road, Ballina, Co Mayo F26 V6E4.

There are important conditions that must be met prior to any approval being granted and you should seek appropriate professional advice in relation to the terms and conditions prior to making an application. Centre providers do not themselves need to be an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) for motorcycles. It is in order for approval as a ‘centre provider’ to be given (subject to terms and conditions) to make a site available for use by motorcycle ADIs.

No centre or area may be used for IBT training until approval is obtained from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and you are in possession of your ‘Certificate of Approval’ as a centre provider. This Certificate of Approval must be available for inspection upon request and on display whilst training is underway.

The principal requirements for an approved IBT Training Centre are:

  • Classroom
  • Toilet and washroom facilities on site
  • The maximum student to instructor ratio on a site of (37m x 25m) is 2:1
  • The maximum student to instructor ratio on a site of (27m x 15m) is 1:1
  • The compound / training area must have a firm, level, sound surface such as tarmac or concrete
  • A secure perimeter to prevent accidental access to the training area during periods of training.

For further information in IBT please contact the RSA on [email protected]