IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Closure of driving test application system from Thursday 26 November 2020.  

Our brand new customer portal, MyRoadSafety will go live on Monday 30 November 2020. This will give you access to all of our digital services, including a new and improved driving test booking system.

MyRoadSafety allows you to safely manage your driver information, test bookings, permits and licences from the comfort of your own home.   However, to prepare for this move we‘ll have to close our current driving test application system and ask for your patience while we get things up and running for you. We expect the portal to be available at 2pm on Monday.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Driver Testing Service

Under Covid19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can view the list of essential services at Level 5 on www.gov.ie 

Cancelling your Test

If you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets, please cancel you test appointment here.

Waiting for a Test Date?

We are experiencing a high demand for driving tests at the moment. If you have submitted a driving test application we will be in touch with an appointment date, there is no need to contact us.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  

Car Driver Training (EDT)

Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. EDT is mandatory to all learners who received their first learner permit on or after 4 April 2011.

An Introduction to EDT

Learn more about mandatory Essential Driver Training (EDT) for learner drivers, why it’s necessary and what the benefits are.  

Learning to drive videos

A series of ‘Learning to Drive’ videos explaining everything you need to know about the practical driving test and becoming a safe and socially responsible driver. There are 13 videos in the series, each of which deals with a different aspect of the ‘learning to drive’ process for driving a car, motorcycle, bus or truck. They provide additional support and guidance to protect some of our most vulnerable road users.

The Sessions

You can apply for your driving test online before you have your 12 Sessions completed, however you cannot be scheduled for your driving test until we receive the confirmation from your ADI Instructor that you have the 12 EDT Sessions completed.

The Essential Driver Training course is made up of 12 one-hour Sessions which you must complete before taking your Driving test. IMPORTANT Before you begin your training, you should check that your chosen instructor is currently approved for the delivery of EDT.  On the day of your training your trainer will be happy to confirm their continuing RSA approval.  Only undertake EDT training once you are satisfied that your trainer still holds RSA approval.  Training completed with an individual who does not currently hold RSA approval cannot count as part of your EDT and will need to be repeated with an RSA EDT approved Instructor.

Your Logbook

Learn how to use your logbook in the EDT course and view a sample logbook.

Information for Sponsors

Sponsors are learner-nominated accompanying drivers who help learner drivers through the Essential Driver Training (EDT) programme and assist learners in becoming better, safer drivers.

Commonly asked questions

Find out the answers to the most common questions about Essential Driver Training.

My EDT

You can now view all your EDT training records online. With your own personalised essential driver training application (My EDT), you can keep track of your progress and prepare for your driving test.