Here you can find general information about applying for the Theory Tests, Learner Permits, Driving Tests.
Forms which may be needed are: Eyesight Report Form (D502), Theory Test Application Form, Medical Report Form (D501), Learner Permit Application Form (D201), Driving Test Application Form.
If you want a copy of any of the forms listed above contact us by email
firstname.lastname@example.org call Ailbhe in the office on 091524689 & she will be happy to help you out. Office hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 5.30.
Getting your learners Permit (provisional license).
In order to get your learner permit, applicants have to sit a theory test for the category of vehicle which they wish to get a license. To book your theory test over the phone you need a credit card or the use of a credit card with the card owner’s consent, they may wish to speak to the card owner so it is advisable to have him/her nearby. You must also have to hand your PPS number. The cost of a theory test is €45.
To book by phone: ring 1890 606 106 for English language, ring 1890 606 806 for Irish language or text 1890 616 216.
To book by email: fill out our contact form
If you don’t have a credit card and wish to apply by post you can write to the following address and request an application form.
Driver Theory Test, PO Box 144, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Once you have successfully completed your theory test you then have to fill out a learners permit form and bring it to your local NDLS Centre in Galway. The address of the NDLS office in Galway is “NDLS Centre, 2nd Floor, Block 1, Cityeast, Ballybrit Business Park”.
Applicants for the car (Cat B) must take an eye test. Once an applicant has their eye’s tested, their theory test certificate, a correctly filled out “learners permit Form” and the fee of €35, bring it to your local NDLS Centre in Galway. The application is then processed and a learner permit is then posted to your home address.
What is EDT?
EDT stands for Essential Driver Training, a course for learner drivers with permits for category B vehicles, such as cars and light vans. EDT will help you learn some of the most vital driving skills as well as improve your knowledge and understanding of road safety.
The RSA developed this course from the Learner Driver Training (LDT) syllabus, which covers all of the skills and behaviours that a competent driver needs to have. During your training, your ADI will refer to this syllabus. You can view it at any time at www.rsa.ie.
There are 12 one-hour lessons in the course. Appendix A in this booklet has the syllabus for each of the lessons and explains what you should expect from each lesson. You must take the lessons in the order set out but by the time you get to Lesson 9, you and your ADI can decide on the order of lessons 9-12 as you should have enough experience by then. Your ADI will record each lesson in your Logbook. Each lesson has a set of outcomes should be able to do at the end of a lesson.
Applicants for the Rigid truck (Cat C, C1) must take a medical before applying.
Once an applicant has their medical form completed by a doctor, the learners permit form correctly filled out, their theory test cert and the fee €35, you can bring it to your local NDLS Centre in Galway. The application is then processed and a learner permit is then posted to your home address.
Applicants for the Artic truck (Cat CE) need to have passed their C Rigid driving test first, have an up to date medical to cover the artic completed by a doctor, fill out the learner permit form and the fee €35, you can bring it to your local NDLS Centre in Galway. The application is then processed and a learner permit is then posted to your home address.
Coach / Minibus
Applicants for the Coach & MiniBus (Cat D,D1) must have a medical form completed by a doctor, once an applicant has their medical completed, the learners permit form correctly filled out, their theory test cert and the fee €35, you can bring it to your local NDLS Centre in Galway. The application is then processed and a learner permit is then posted to your home address.
Applying for your driving test.
You can apply for your driving test in 2 ways, either online by going to www.DrivingTest.ie, or by post using a driving test application form. You must have the appropriate provisional license for the category you want to be tested in.
The cost of your driving test which is payable to the “Road Safety Authority” is: Category A,A1,B,BE = €85, Category C,C1,CE,CE1 = €120, Category D,D1 = €120. Driver CPC Practical test for Truck or Bus = €32.