Driving test eligibility

To be eligible to sit a test you must have held your first learner permit for 6 months and completed all driver training.

You must be eligible to sit a driving test

To be eligible to sit your driving test you must have held your first learner permit for at least 6 months and completed all of your driver training - that is, Essential Driver Training (EDT) for cars or Initial Basic Training (IBT) for motorbikes.

You can check the validity of your learner permit in your MyRoadSafety account under the learner permit step in ‘My Goals’.

To see the status of your driver training please log in to MyEDT (cars only). All EDT sessions must be uploaded by your instructor before we can send you an invitation to book a test.


For motorcyclists, you must have completed all required IBT modules and received a certificate of satisfactory completion from your instructor before you can take the test. The IBT certificate must be in date and completed for the correct category of motorcycle for your test.

Initial Basic Training (IBT) is currently available to all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as well as driving tests for all motorcycle categories, as these take place outdoors.

Current restrictions and Essential Driver Training (EDT) 

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can now offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers and we have developed a new declaration form to facilitate this. The ADI portal is currently open to allow sessions to be uploaded.

Your position in the waiting list is based on eligibility first

Under current restrictions, we must prioritise essential workers however, from the 24 May 2021, we will start inviting a limited number of non-essential workers to book a test. Those who are eligible to take their test and have been waiting the longest will be sent an invitation first.

If you have already applied for a test and are waiting for an invitation, there’s no need to contact us. We will email you directly when we reach your application in the queue. Please note that we operate a fair and transparent process for scheduling tests and will not facilitate queue skipping under any circumstances.

Please note that our customer service agents cannot manage driving test appointments over the phone or prioritise anyone’s position in the waiting list queue, so we kindly ask you not call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through our customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie