Our brand new customer portal, MyRoadSafety is now live. It gives you access to all of our digital services, including a new and improved driving test booking system.

MyRoadSafety allows you to safely manage your driver information, test bookings, permits and licences from the comfort of your own home.  

Waiting for a Test Date?

When you register with MyRoadSafety you can set your driving goal. If no suitable test dates are available you will be presented with a facility to be placed on a waiting list. When new driving test slots become available you will be contacted to advise you of this and invite you to log onto MyRoadSafety to make your driving test booking.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  

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:
  • 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 (€54.10 from 01/09/2020) and a re-test costs €28 (€27.55 from 01/09/2020)  (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 (€21.65 from 01/09/2020) will be applied when you next bring your vehicle for testing. A similar surcharge of €11.50 (€11.30 from 01/09/2020) will apply in the case of a re-test.

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

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