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Updated ID Requirements Policy for Driver Theory Test from 1st April 2013
With effect from 1st April 2013, Identification Requirements will change for those candidates taking the Category A and Category B Driver Theory Tests, as detailed below. Please be advised if you do not bring the required identity documents with you for testing, you will not be allowed to sit your test and you will lose your fee. Please see the ID Requirements Section of the DTT Section of this website.
New Driver Licensing Rules from 19th January 2013
From 19 January 2013, new rules relating to the licencing of drivers of certain vehicles will be introduced. As a result, please note the following document should be read when studying The Official DRIVER THEORY TEST Questions and Answers 5th Edition Book and CD-ROM. Download and print off the document here.
New ID Requirements for Driver Theory Test from 1 October 2012
PLEASE NOTE: With effect from 1st October 2012, Identification Requirements will change for those candidates taking the Category A (Motorcycle) and Category B(Car) Driver Theory Tests.
Only valid and original documents will be accepted. If you do not bring the required identity documents with you, or are late for your appointment, you will not be allowed to sit your test and you will lose the booking fee.
Please see the 'ID Requirements' Section of the DTT Section of this web site:
URGENT: RSA Expresses Concern Over Unofficial Driving Test And Theory Test Websites
RSA Expresses Concern Over Unofficial Driving Test And Theory Test Websites
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is today, Monday 3rd October 2011, asking anyone booking a driving test online to do so only on the RSA’s official driving test website www.rsa.ie And anyone booking a driver theory test online to do so on the official theory test website, www.theorytest.ie
The call is being made as the RSA has become aware of certain websites in Ireland and the UK offering to book a theory test and driving test, for a charge.
There is no need for anyone to pay a third party website to book a driving test or theory test, as it can be done easily at www.rsa.ie or www.theorytest.ie where the only cost you will incur is the cost of the test itself.
The RSA is also warning learner drivers of the dangers of passing on their personal details, such as PPS and driver number to these sites.
While such information is required to book a test, it should only be provided when booking a theory test and driving test on the official RSA Driving Test application website at www.rsa.ie and official driver theory test website at www.theorytest.ie
The RSA has highlighted the gathering of such personal data by these unofficial sites to the Data Protection Commissioner, and National Consumer Agency. The RSA has also made contact with these websites to state our concerns.
The RSA has also responded by increasing its online marketing activity to signpost driving test and theory test candidates to the official RSA driving test and theory test booking websites.
To book a driving test visit the RSA’s online application.
To book a driver theory test visit the Theory Test online application.
For further information, please contact the RSA Licencing Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 096-78288.
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Prepare for your Practical Driving Test with New RSA Learning to Drive Manuals
The RSA has published a series of new manuals to help learner drivers plan their learning to drive programme and prepare for their practical driving test.
Whether you are applying for a car, motorcycle, truck, or bus driver's license, these comprehensive, affordable new books provide you with all you need to know to be prepared for your practical driving test.
please see the " How to Study for your Practical Test " section on www.theorytest.ie for more details
Change to Driver Theory Test and Driver CPC Test Fees from 12 April 2012
The fee payable in respect of an application for a Driver Theory Test will be €45 from 12 April 2012.
This will apply to the following Learner Permit categories CAR - MOTORCYCLE - BUS - TRUCK.
The Fee payable in respect of an application for a Driver CPC theory Test will be €72 from 12 April 2012. This will apply to the following test Categories
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS FOR BUS / TRUCK - CASE STUDIES BUS / TRUCK
26 September - New Driver Theory Test Books Published for Revised Test
26th September 2011: Further to the recent announcement that revised Driver Theory Tests for Car, Motor Cycle, Bus and Truck categories will be introduced from 24th October 2011, a new version of the supporting learning material the Official Driver Theory Test - Book - Fifth Edition has been published. Copies will be available from good bookshops across the country, from 26th September. Most of the 1500 questions in the theory test bank have been updated, revised or replaced. The revisions include new questions and graphics as well as amended versions of existing questions. These include a new clearer layout and design, together with detailed explanations of the correct answers to questions.
The format of the revised test, based on multiple choice questions will remain unchanged, and candidates will still be required to answer correctly 35 out of 40 questions in order to obtain a pass certificate. Candidates at the end of their exam will regardless of passing or failing also be provided, based on their performance, with a list of the categories recommended for further study e.g. Road Signs, Markings and Traffic Regulations, Alert Driving and Consideration for Road Users etc. All of these correspond to the categories listed in the training material in order to facilitate revision or help improve overall skills. Any member of the public with queries regarding the theory test bank and revised material should contact (1890 606 106) or log on to www.theorytest.ie
The Road Safety Authority is making these changes to the Driver Theory Test and its associated learning materials, to ensure that learner drivers are better prepared to embark on their on-road training.
NEW RULES FOR CAR LEARNER DRIVERS FROM APRIL 2011
From 4 April 2011 all new First Time Car Learner Permit holders will be required to undertake mandatory Essential Driver Training (EDT) with an approved driving instructor (ADI). The course will be 12 hours for car licences.
Learner drivers in possession of a Learner Permit issued in advance of 4 April 2011 will not be subject to the new initial basic training (IBT) requirements.
See the RSA's full announcement on http://www.rsa.ie/edt
DRIVER THEORY TEST FEE ANNOUNCEMENT
The fee payable in respect of an application for a Driver Theory Test will be €40.60 for all applications made on or after 1st February 2011. This will apply to all applications received for the Driver Theory Test relating to the acquisition of a Learner Permit for the following categories: CAR, MOTORCYCLE, BUS, TRUCK. For bookings or enquiries please ring 1890 606 106 (Lo-call) OR book via this website www.theorytest.ie.
POLISH LANGUAGE VOICEOVER FOR MOTORCYCLE, CAR, TRUCK and BUS DRIVER THEORY TESTS read more
From 3rd August 2010, a Voiceover in the Polish language will be available on Driver Theory Tests in the following categories: Category ‘A’ (Motorcycle), ‘B’ (Car), ‘C’ (Truck) and ‘D’ (Bus).
These tests are available in all 43 driver theory test locations around the country.
Driver Theory Tests will be presented in English on the screen, and a translation in the Polish language of the questions and answers can be listened to using headphones provided.
These Polish Voiceover tests can be scheduled directly on www.theorytest.ie or by calling the Contact Centre on 1890 606 106. Please note this facility is only available for the test categories mentioned above.
NEW PHOTO REQUIREMENTS for DTT Tests -
DTT Theory Test candidates must bring Two identical Passport sized Photographs with them to the test centre, AS WELL AS a valid and original proof of identity from the list acceptable ID available on the I.D. Requirements page:http://www.theorytest.ie/english/driver-theory-test/id-requirements.php .
This is a new requirement and candidates who do not bring both an acceptable proof of identification AND two passport sized photographs will not be allowed t sit their test and will loose their fee. Please be sure to check your confirmation letter or the I.D. Requirements on the DTT Section of this website for further details. (Please note, this new requirement does not apply to ADI, or CPC theory test candidates, who have different ID requirements)These Requirements came into force from 1st October 2010,
NEW RULES announced to protect LEARNER DRIVERS by RSA
From 6 December 2010 for Motorcycles and 4 April 2011 for Cars all new First Time Learner Permit holders will be required to undertake mandatory initial basic training (IBT) with an approved driving instructor (ADI). The course will be 16 hours for motorcycle and 12 hours for car licences See the RSA's full announcement on http://www.rsa.ie/RSA/Learner-Drivers/Graduated-Driver-Licensing/
POLSKI LEKTOR PODCZAS EGZAMINÓW TEORETYCZNYCH NA MOTOCYKL, SAMOCHODY OSOBOWE I CIĘŻAROWE oraz AUTOBUS czytaj dalej
Od 3 sierpień 2010, będzie możliwość zdawania egzaminu teoretycznego na prawo jazdy z polskim lektorem w następujących kategoriach: A (motocykl), B (samochód osobowy), C (samochód ciężarowy) oraz D (autobus). Egzamin z polskim lektorem będzie możliwy we wszystkich 43 ośrodkach egzaminacyjnych na terenie całego kraju.
Pytania podczas egzaminu będą wyświetlane na ekranie po angielsku, a pytania i odpowiedzi po polsku będą słyszalne przez słuchawki.
Na egzamin z polskim lektorem można się zapisać bezpośrednio na stronie www.theorytest.ie lub pod numerem telefonu 1890 606 106. Egzamin z polskim lektorem jest możliwy tylko dla wyżej wymienionych kategorii.
NEW VERSION of Driver Theory Test BOOK & CD-ROM
To prepare to pass the Driver Theory Test candidates should study 4th Edition – May 2009 of the Official Driver Theory Test Book and CD-Rom (Blue Cover)which is available to buy on-line at www.theorytest.ie and in bookstores nationwide
A significant revision of the Driver Theory Test came into effect on 30 May 2009. Approximately 10% of question bank has been refreshed and updated across all licence categories.
The complete list of updated questions is published in the 4th Edition of the Book and CD-Rom.
Aproximately 140 questions out of 1400 have been amended, updated or replaced. These include a number of legislative changes to licensing regulations, the introduction of Digital Tachographs, and changes to speed limit rules. New Stopping distance information in the Rules of the Road have been added. Updates to Hazard Perception questions are also included which test a candidate's ability to analyse a potentially hazardous situation and select the correct course of action.
The improvements to the test are designed to be a more thorough examination of a candidates' knowledge and understanding of the rules of the road and the safety considerations behind these rules. It will assist them to become safer drivers.
ATTTENTION TRUCK, BUS & MIni-BUS DRIVERS - New Theory Test
New regulations mean that anyone now holding a Truck or Bus Learner Permit also needs to pass the 'Driver CPC theory test' BEFORE they can apply to take the Truck or Bus Driving & Practical Tests. To obtain a Truck or Bus Learner Permit they must still pass the Truck or Bus Driver Theory Test first, and then apply to a Motor Taxation Office (MTO) for their learner permit. If a Driver intends to drive a Truck, Bus or Mini-Bus (Truck License class C, C1, EC and EC1, Bus Licence class D, D1, ED and ED1) professionally, you must now hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC)qualification. To obtain a Driver CPC qualification a candidates must first obtain a CATEGORY C or D Learner Permit and then pass the Driver CPC Theory Test, before taking the RSA driving & practical tests.
For more information on the Driver CPC theory test and how to book, please click on the BUS OR TRUCK Section on the www.theorytest.ie home page. The Road Safety Authority has published full details of the new Driver CPC requirements on its website http://www.rsa.ie/SERVICES/RSA_Services/CPC_Unit.html
Laser Card Transactions - Online Shop
Please Note: We can currently only process Laser Cards with the 'Maestro" symbol on the back for Online Shop Orders. We cannot currently process Telephone Shop Orders using Laser Cards.
Bookings for Tests are unaffected and can be completed Online or on the Telephone using all Laser Card Types
NOWOŚĆ - POLSKI LEKTOR NA EGZAMINIE TEORETYCZNYM NA PRAWO JAZDY KATEGORII B (SAMOCHÓD)
Od poniedziałku 9go lutego 2009 r, na egzaminie teoretycznym na prawo jazdy kategorii ‘B’ (samochód) skorzystać bedzie można z polskiego lektora. Test z polskim lektorem dostępny będzie we wszystkich ośrodkach egzaminacyjnych na terenie całego kraju.
Test teoretyczny na prawo jazdy kategorii ‘B’ (samochód) przedstawiony będzie po angielsku na ekranie, jednak będzie można wysłuchać pytań i odpowiedzi w języku polskim na słuchawkach dostępnych podczas egzaminu.
Test z polskim lektorem można zamówić bezpośrednio na stronie internetowej www.theorytest.ie lub telefonicznie dzwoniąc na numer 1890 606 106.
Please note: New Regulations for DTT and CPC
New eVoucher Payment Service Launched
From 2 July a new eVoucher service is being introduced allowing candidates to purchase a voucher for cash in shops around the country using the Payzone network. This eVoucher can then be used to book and pay for a theory test on the Web or through the telephone booking line.
Buy Test Revision Material On-Line
You can now buy the Official Driver Theory Test Book and CD on-line and have it delivered to your door. Check out the ‘Revision Materials’ link on theorytest.ie for more details, and make sure you are well prepared for your test.