Driving Test Update


Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through



Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in an urgent test request form and we’ll prioritise your application. Know more >



Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how



Essential worker declaration form for driver training

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers. If you need to complete your driver training, please fill in an  essential worker declaration form and present it to your instructor.





Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>


Road safety is a multi-agency effort. We work in partnership with a number of groups toward a common road safety objective.

Key partners

Department of Transport

The Deparment – our majority funder – has responsibility to:

  • Deliver on the national roads programme as part of the National Development Plan
  • Implement the Government’s Road Safety Strategy in partnership with the RSA

An Garda Síochána

Partners with us on a range of fronts; notably on enforcement, speed detection, traffic management and education.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly National Roads Authority)

The NRA’s primary function under the Roads Act 1993 is to provide a safe and efficient network of national roads.

This is a key concern for us, as road type and quality is a contributing factor in many collisions.

Local authorities

The 29 county councils and five city councils carry out a number of key road safety functions, including:

  • Maintenance and improvement works on all regional and local roads
  • Issuing driving licences through Motor Taxation Offices (MTO)

Medical Bureau of Road Safety (MBRS)

The MBRS carries out tests on blood, urine and breath samples supplied by Gardai following road collisions, and conducts research into drinking/drugs in relation to driving.

AA Ireland

Apart from offering services to motorists, the AA has a strong policy-making remit within issues such as vehicle standards and road safety.

Approved Driving Instructors (ADI)

As the first point of engagement with new drivers, ADIs play a crucial role in raising driving standards and reducing the level of collisions, death and serious injury.