Driving test update


Test appointments are by invitation only

Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots 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.


Urgent Tests for essential workers

Under the current restrictions, we can only offer urgent tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form.


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 and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you directly once the level 5 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots are available.


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.

How much training do you need to do?


You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver CPC to drive a truck or bus.

To keep compliant with your Driver CPC training you will have to attend one unique training module per year over 5 years.

If you hold a dual card for both bus and truck Driver CPC, you must attend a total of 42 hours of training over 5 years. This consists of 6 training modules. You must still complete at least 1 unique module per year. You will have to complete 2 modules in 1 year.

If you do not complete the required training every year you will not receive a new Driver CPC card after 5 years. 

You will be penalised for driving professionally without Driver CPC

You must carry your Driver CPC card while driving a truck or bus professionally. 

If you are stopped by an RSA Transport Officer or An Garda Síochána and you do not your Driver CPC card penalties will apply.

You can check how many hours of training you’ve done in the current 5-year period.