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Professional drivers

What you need to know as a professional driver in Ireland, from getting a Driver CPC card to becoming an Approved Driving Instructor and how the Emergency Services Driving Standard works. 



What you need to know about being an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), from how to become an ADI, staying qualified, the ADI regulations and delivery of the Essential Driver Training (EDT) and Initial Basic Training (IBT) to learner drivers.

Foreign CPC drivers

If you have completed Driver CPC training in another EU country, this training might be accepted as part the training you have to complete in Ireland. You can contact the RSA to confirm this.

Become an ESDS driver

How to become an Emergency Services Driving Standard (ESDS) driver. List of nominating organisations. The 3 levels of ESDS qualification.

Emergency Vehicles
Become an ESDS trainer

How to become an Emergency Services Driving Standard (ESDS) trainer. How Approved Driving Instructors are certified for ESDS.

Manage your driver CPC card

All professional drivers are required by law to hold a valid Driver CPC card. Driver CPC stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.

ADI compliance & renewals

Requirements for Approved Driving Instructors (ADI), teaching EDT and IBT, renewing your ADI permit and compliance.