IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving Test Update

 

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through MyRoadSafety.ie

 

 

Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in an urgent test request form and we’ll prioritise your application. Know more >

 

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how

 

 

Essential worker declaration form for driver training

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers. If you need to complete your driver training, please fill in an  essential worker declaration form and present it to your instructor.

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>

Booking an NCT & Test Fees

Find out where your nearest test centre is located and how you can go about booking an NCT

Booking options

When your vehicle is due to be tested, you must book with the NCTS: they will then send you an SMS, email or letter with details of your test appointment.

You may book your NCT by any of the following methods

  • Internet: www.ncts.ie
  • Phone: 01 4135992 from 8am to 8pm (Mon-Thurs) and 8am to 6pm (Fri)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: (01) 413-5982 (please remember to quote your booking ID and telephone number, if available).
  • Postal bookings: The Booking Department National Car Testing Service Ltd Citywest Business Campus Lake Drive 3026 Naas Road Dublin 24 If writing, please remember to quote your booking ID and telephone number, if available.

Test Centre Locations

There are 47 NCT test centres located throughout Ireland established solely for the purposes of private vehicle testing. Find the centre that is most convenient to you.

The Test Fees

The NCT fee for a full test is €55 and a re-test costs €28 (both fees are inclusive of VAT and maybe subject to change). All re-tests must be booked within 21 days of the initial test and completed within 30 days of the initial test.

Re-tests, which do not require the use of test equipment, will be free. Free re-tests cover items, for example, a visual inspection to check that faulty windscreen wipers have been replaced.

If you cancel / rearrange a confirmed appointment with less than five working days notice (Mon. - Fri., not including the day of the test) or fail to show up for the test, a €22 surcharge will be applied when you next bring your vehicle for testing. A similar surcharge of €11.50 will apply in the case of a re-test.

NCTS will accept cash, laser/Debit cards and all major credit cards (excluding American Express).