IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update 

 

Driving test waiting list

If you are already on the driving test waiting list, please do not log in to MyRoadSafety to check for availability. Appointment slots are limited to those who have been invited to book a driving test and we will contact you directly when appointments become available.

 

If you have received an invitation to book a test, need to cancel a test, or wish to join the waiting list, please go ahead and sign in to MyRoadSafety now. For anyone else, we kindly ask you to visit another time when our portal is not so busy. Thank you for your patience at this time 

 

We can only offer test appointments to essential workers

If you are an essential worker and haven’t already received a test appointment but need one urgently please complete this online form. We will contact you when appointments become available.

If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee. It will be saved as a service credit for you to book another test in the future.

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow. Know more

 

Weather disruptions

Check if your driving test is affected by adverse weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

Getting Qualified for CPC

 

Getting Qualified for CPC

To become a professional bus or truck driver you need to:

  • have a full car licence
  • be over 18 to get truck Driver CPC
  • be over 21 to get bus Driver CPC
  • be medically fit to drive a bus or truck

Who needs Driver CPC

You must have the full Driver CPC if you drive a truck or bus as the main part of your job. If you are stopped by an RSA Transport Officer or An Garda Síochána and you do not have Driver CPC penalties will apply.

You need to pass 4 tests to get Driver CPC, unless you have ‘acquired rights’ because of your existing driving experience

Who doesn’t need the full Driver CPC

You don’t need the full Driver CPC if you drive:

  • for non-commercial purposes, such as driving as an unpaid volunteer
  • for emergency or rescue services such as Gardai, Defence Forces, Ambulance and Irish Prison Service
  • as a registered RSA approved Driving Instructor giving driving instruction
  • during your work, if driving the vehicle is not part of your principal occupation. For example, tradesman using a light truck to transport their materials or a farmer transporting their own animals
  • with a maximum speed not exceeding 45 kmh

You will still need to pass the step 1 (theory test) and step 5 (practical driving test) tests of the qualification.

 

Next: 1. Theory Test