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Driver Testing,
Moy Valley Business Park,
Primrose Hill,
Dublin Road,
Ballina, Co. Mayo

Tel: Locall 1890 40 60 40,
outside Ireland 00353-9625000
Web: www.rsa.ie
Email: drivingtest@rsa.ie



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Driver Licence Categories

Licence Category

Vehicles in Licence Category

AM

Mopeds. Light quadricycles.

A1

Motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres, with a power rating not exceeding 11 kW and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.1 kW/kg. Motor tricycles with a power rating not exceeding 15 kW..

A2

Motorcycles with a power rating not exceeding 35 kW, with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kW/kg and not derived from a vehicle of more than double its power.

A

Motorcycles and Motor tricycles..

B

Vehicles (other than motorcycles, mopeds, work vehicles or land tractors) having a MAM1 not exceeding 3,500 kg, designed and constructed for the carriage of no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver.

The vehicle may tow a trailer (a) where the MAM of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg or (b) where the combined MAM of the towing vehicle and the trailer is not greater than 3,500 kg.

Quadricycles (other than those covered by AM) are also covered by this category.

BE

Combination of drawing vehicles in category B and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 3,500 kg..

W

Work vehicles and land tractor with or without a trailer.

C

Vehicles (other than work vehicles or land tractors) having a MAM1 exceeding 3,500 kg, designed and constructed for the carriage of no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg..

CE

Combination of drawing vehicles in category C and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg..

C1

Vehicles in category C having a MAM1 weight not exceeding 7,500 kg, designed and constructed for the carriage of no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg..

C1E

Combination of drawing vehicles in category C1 and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg and where the MAM1 of the drawing vehicle and trailer combined does not exceed 12,000 kg.

Combination of drawing vehicles in category B with trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 3,500 kg and where the MAM1 of the drawing vehicle and trailer combined does not exceed 12,000 kg.

D

Vehicles designed and constructed for the carriage of more than eight passengers in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg..

DE

Combination of drawing vehicles in category D and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg..

D1

Vehicles in category D designed and constructed for the carriage of not more than sixteen passengers in addition to the driver with a maximum length not exceeding 8 metres and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg.

D1E

Combination of drawing vehicles in category D1 and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is greater than 750 kg..

Certificate of Professional Competence


If you want to drive a bus for a living, new rules will apply from 10 September 2008 for bus drivers (similar rules will apply from 10 September 2009 for truck drivers). From the respective dates, you must hold a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to continue working as a professional driver.

A person who has a full category D or D1 driving licence before 10 September 2008 will have an entitlement to the CPC which is valid for a five year period.

A person who wants to become a professional driver and qualify for the CPC after 10 September 2008 will have to sit an extended driving test. The extended test will have two parts.

Part one is a driving test similar to the current bus and truck driving test, lasting approximately 90 minutes, while part two is a test of knowledge, lasting approximately 30 minutes , covering aspects of driver safety and proper procedure. These tests can be scheduled separately on different dates or together on the same day as requested by the test applicant.

Before taking the driving test a person must pass both the normal driver theory test and a special two part CPC theory test.

For a person who wants to get a two part driving licence but does not want to work professionally, or has an exemption from the CPC requirement, s/he can apply for part one of the driving test and on passing the test can obtain a driving licence. If s/he subsequently wants to work as a professional driver and qualify for a CPC then s/he can take part two of the test providing both parts are taken and passed within a two year period.

For more information on CPC including details of bus drivers exempt from the new rules please visit our www.rsa.ie website and click on the CPC icon.



PPSN


The Personal Public Service Number (formerly RSI number) is your unique reference number to help you to access benefits and information from public service agencies.

If you do not know your PPSN you should contact your local office of the Department of Social and Family Affairs. This office will try to trace a number for you or in the event of you not having a number, will get one for you. New applicants for a PPSN will be asked to produce documentary proof of identity and residence in this country.

Test Centers



In addition to five driving test centres in Dublin at Churchtown, Finglas, Raheny, Rathgar and Tallaght, permanent driving test centres are located countrywide as set out below.

Athlone, Ballina, Birr, Buncrana, Carlow, Carrick-on-Shannon, Castlebar, Cavan, Clifden, Clonmel, Cork, Donegal, Dundalk, Dungarvan, Ennis, Galway, Gorey, Kilkenny, Killarney, Kilrush, Letterkenny, Limerick*, Longford, Loughrea, Mallow, Monaghan, Mullingar, Naas, Navan, Nenagh, Newcastle West, Portlaoise, Roscommon, Shannon, Skibbereen, Sligo, Thurles, Tipperary, Tralee, Tuam, Tullamore, Waterford, Wexford, and Wicklow.
*There are centres in Woodview and Castlemungret in Limerick City.



You can apply for a driving test at any test centre and as far as possible your test will be scheduled for the centre you nominate. Driving tests for licence categories C1, C, EC, EC1, D1, D, ED and ED1 are conducted only at a limited number of the larger centres and if you apply for a test in these licence categories you will be scheduled at the centre nearest to you where it is conducted.

If you visit our website at www.drivingtest.ie you can view a site map and waiting times for each centre. If you are applying for a test in category W (tractor/works vehicle) you can request to have the test conducted at a town nearer to you than any of the above centres and every effort will be made to facilitate you.


Availability


The target of the Road Safety Authority is to have an average of a ten week waiting time for driving tests at test centres. From time to time waiting times will be longer or shorter given demand at individual test centres. Therefore, if you are not available at some point within 10 weeks of applying you should note this on the application form. Up to date waiting times, by test centre, will be available on the www.drivingtest.ie website.

Cancellations become available, often at short notice and if you can take a test with notice from as little as two days, and up to ten days, please advise this on the application form.



Disability


If you use a car that is adapted to enable you to drive because of a disability please let us know so that appropriate arrangements can be made for you on the day of the test.

If you are deaf or have profound hearing loss please let us know. You will be asked a number of questions on the rules of the road at the beginning of the test; to help us make arrangements and to help you with instructions for the test on the day you can bring along a relative or a friend, but not a driving instructor. This person cannot however accompany you on the driving part of the test.



Learner Permit


The learner permit was previously known as the provisional licence. The learner permit number is a nine digit number under item 5 on your learner permit. The learner permit reference code is a three digit number eg. 991, 992 noted opposite the category under the column marked restrictions /information on your learner permit. Please supply the reference code and date of issue for the licence category in which you are applying for a test.

In order to take a driving test, you must hold a learner permit for the licence category in which you wish to be tested. A first time holder of a learner permit (permit will have Code 991 noted opposite the category under the column marked restrictions / information) for licence categories A, A1, M, B, EB and W (Motorcycle, Car and Works Vehicle) must hold the learner permit for six months before taking the test.

In certain circumstances, you can only hold a learner permit if you already hold a full driving licence for a smaller/lighter vehicle. Before applying for the test, you should ensure that you hold the correct learner permit.

Eligibility for a third or subsequent learner permit for any category of vehicle is dependent on you having taken a driving test within the previous two years or providing evidence of a forthcoming driving test in the vehicle category in question.

For more information on learner permits visit www.rsa.ie and click on the Driver Licensing icon.

If you have any doubt about your eligibility for a learner permit you should enquire immediately with your local Motor Taxation Office. The telephone numbers for Motor Taxation Offices can be located under the City & County Councils heading of the green pages in the telephone directory.


Driving Test Fee


Your application must be accompanied by the correct fee for each test licence category. These are set out hereunder and are non- transferable and non-refundable. Payment should be made by postal order, money order or cheque, crossed and made payable to the Road Safety Authority. DO NOT SEND CASH. Applications accompanied by an incorrect fee will be returned. (For administrative reasons, no refunds will be made in respect of Euro 2 or less in excess of the fee for the category concerned).


Categories A, A1, B, EB and W

Eur 75

Categories C, C1, D and D1

Eur 110

Categories EC, EC1, ED and ED1

Eur 110

CPC Driving Test
(Bus category)

Euro 142 (Part 1 Euro 110
Part 2 Euro 32)



Cancellation of Test Appointment


Test appointments are normally issued four to five weeks before the date of the test. The Road Safety Authority is working towards a target of an average of a ten week or shorter waiting time for a driving test, you should be mindful of this when applying and preparing for your driving test. You will fi nd details of waiting times for test centres at www.drivingtest.ie Ten days notice of a cancellation must be given, otherwise the fee is forfeited. If you cancel your appointment more than twice the test fee will be forfeited.



Irish Language


An Irish language version of this form is available. If this application form is completed in Irish or you complete an Irish language version of the form your driving test will be conducted in Irish.



Test Preparation


To prepare for your driving test you should study The Rules of the Road booklet which can be bought at bookshops or visit the www.rulesoftheroad.ie website. Take driving lessons with an approved driving instructor (ADI) and practice under the supervision of a competent accompanying driver. You can view a list of approved driving instructors by visiting the www.rsa.ie website and clicking on the ADI icon.



Customer Care


The Road Safety Authority is committed to continually improving its services and welcomes feedback. If you want to give feedback, make a complaint or give a compliment please write to the Customer Service Offi cer, Driver Testing Section, Road Safety Authority, Moy Valley Business Park, Primrose Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo. You can also make contact by locall 1890 40 60 40 or by email customerservice@rsa.ie


 



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