Applying for your driving test online

Information about how to book your driving test online.

We cannot book tests over the phone

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.

To apply for a driving test

To apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list, please visit our new customer portal and follow these steps:

Step 1: Log in or sign up using your verified MyGovID or register your details with the RSA. This video will show you how. If you have any difficulties, please see our registration and login FAQs.

Step 2: Choose your vehicle category (e.g. car, bus, etc.) and set a goal

Step 3: Scroll down to the ‘Driving Test’ step and click on the ‘Book a driving test’ button

Step 4: Choose your test centre and if there is no availability please click on the ‘Join Waiting List’ button

Step 5: When Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots become available, we will email you an invitation to book a test . Know more

Driving test application requirements

You can make a booking for a driving test either online or by post.  Please note you cannot book your driving test by phone.

Before making a booking for your driving test online:

  • Know your current, valid driver number. (This is the number quoted opposite 4(d) on your learner permit
  • Know your PPS number—this can be found on tax documents or your pay slip and it is often on correspondence from a social welfare or tax office.
  • You must have a valid debit or credit card (Visa and Mastercard are currently accepted).
  • If you are booking by post payments can be made by cheque, postal money order or bank draft.
  • We are aware of an issue with our payment provider Global Payments where some customers may be charged more than once for their driving test fee.  We are working to resolve this issue and we are in the process of refunding the additional payments made back to the credit/debit card from which you made the payment.  Please note it can take up to 7 days for these refunds to be processed.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused to those customers who are affected.

Any problems with registration or login? Read our MyRoadSafety FAQs for help and guidance.

Have a question about the driving test? Please view our Driving Test FAQs.


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New EU safety rules for processing payments

To reduce online fraud, the EU has introduced new safety rules for processing online payments known as the Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD). This requires us to capture cardholder data during electronic transactions and send it to the cardholder’s bank for ID authentication.

Therefore, when you are making a payment for an RSA service, such as booking a driving test, we are legally obliged to capture the necessary cardholder data from your transaction and pass this on to your bank so they can check that you are the official cardholder. In some cases, further authentication may be required, for example, your bank may ask you to submit a code they send to your mobile. This is called Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). If you experience any issues during this stage, please contact your bank directly.