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.


Update on Driving Test Services:

Please see update in relation to the gradual resumption of driving test services following the latest Government announcement on 29 May.  


Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we will prioritise your application. Know more >


Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please visit our new customer portal to make an application and manage your booking.


Driver training queries

From 10 May 2021, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) will be allowed to offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) but only to essential workers, please fill in this form if you are an essential worker and want to complete EDT. The ADI portal will reopen from 10 May 2021. Know more >




Initial Basic Training (IBT) will resume from 10 May 2021 for all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as will driver testing for all motorcycle categories. Know more >



Covid 19 Safety Measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow Know more>



Approved Driving Instructors

The RSA strongly advises anyone considering becoming an ADI to undertake some research and to carefully evaluate your business plan. As with any start up business pre-planning and market analysis is critical to any future success and viability of a business and this is no different for ADIs who intend to make a career in the driving instruction industry.


Important Note for ADIs during this period of COVID 19 restrictions click here

Becoming an ADI

To work as a driving instructor in Ireland you must be on the RSA’s Register of Approved Driving Instructors (ADI). 

After You're Qualified

The information you need on becoming an RSA-approved driving instructor

Becoming an IBT Instructor

How to become an RSA-approved IBT instructor


The regulations that apply to driving instructors and why they are necessary.

Reporting an Instructor

What to do if your instructor is unlicensed, or if you witness unlicensed driving instruction in your area.

Check the ADI register

Verify your details are on the ADI Register

Access the EDT Portal


Cancel an ADI Test