How to apply for your driving test
Once you have learnt to drive safely and completed mandatory training (EDT for category B or IBT for Category AM (M), A1, A2 or A) the next step is to apply for your driving test.
NOTE: bus drivers and truck drivers should refer to the Driver CPC Section for the CPC Driving Test.
You can apply and pay for your driving test online at www.rsa.ie. You will need a credit or debit card together with a valid email address to complete the application online.
Alternatively, you can download a driving test form from www.rsa.ie or obtain one from your local Garda station or Motor Tax Office. Send the completed form, with a cheque, postal order or money order made payable to the Road Safety Authority to:
Driver Testing Section,
Road Safety Authority,
Moy Valley Business Park,
To take a Driving Test you must comply with the following requirements:
Hold a Learner Permit for the vehicle in which you wish to be tested;
Comply with the 6 month rule, that is, you must have held a valid learner Permit for at least 6 months on the day of the test (this applies to cars, motorcycles and work vehicles);
Learner Permit holders in Category BE (EB) (Car/van and trailer) do not need to wait 6 months before undergoing practical driving test in that category;
Have use of a suitable vehicle;
If your first Category B learner permit was issued on or after 4 April 2011 you must have completed an Essential Driver Training (EDT) course;
If your first Category A type learner permit was issued on or after 6 December 2010 you must have completed an Initial Basic Training (IBT) course.