Your Certificate of Satisfactory Completion
When you complete your Initial Basic Training (IBT), your instructor will sign off the relevant section of your IBT logbook and issue you with a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.
This document is proof that you have completed all the modules of your IBT course and achieved the standard needed to drive unaccompanied on a public road.
An IBT for motorcyclists Certificate of Completion
Keep your Certificate with you
You must keep your Certificate with your learner’s permit and carry it with you whenever you are riding as you may be asked to produce it by a member of An Garda Siochana.
You will also be asked to produce your Certificate by your driving tester on the day of your practical driving test.
Replacing your Certificate
Your Certificate is a valuable document and you should make a note of the serial number and date it was issued in case it gets lost or damaged.
If you do have to replace your Certificate:
- Report the loss or destruction of your original Certificate to An Garda Siochana.
- Sign a declaration(PDF), in the presence of a Garda, who will then sign and stamp your form.
- Forward the completed declaration form, together with the fee (currently €10) to:
Driver Education Section
Road Safety Authority
Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to The Road Safety Authority.
You will then receive a duplicate Certificate issued by the RSA in the post within 10 working days.
For holders of certificates issued on or after 19th January 2013 : These certificates will expire after two years from the date they were issued and in order to obtain a new valid certificate within a 5 year period, you will be required to repeat the practical training module, Module 5, again.
If the period exceeds 5 years you will be required to complete the entire IBT course again.