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How to get your full driving licence after passing your test

After you pass

After you pass you test, the tester will issue you with a Certificate of Competency, which you can then exchange for a full driving licence at your local motor tax office (MTO,PDF).

The certificate should be submitted to the MTO within two years of the date of issue. Otherwise you will be required to re-sit and pass the test to obtain a full licence.

If you lose your certificate, send a statement (download the SL5A form) certified by a Garda that you have lost the certificate to RSA’s Driver Testing Section and we will issue a duplicate.

Remember: passing the driving test is not the end of the learning process; continue to drive carefully and build up your experience in different traffic, weather, lighting and road conditions.