Official RSA Driver Theory Test

Understand the Theory Test Journey

The Journey to your Driver Theory Test

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A person who is disqualified may undergo a driving theory test in respect of the categories AM or BW. Persons seeking a test in the higher categories (Truck, Bus, CPC, ADI) may only undergo the test when they hold a valid driving licence in category B and they thus cannot undergo the test when disqualified.

Persons who have passed the theory test in categories AM or BW while disqualified may subsequently have the certificate accepted if presented within the validity period and with a valid application for a learner permit.

For further clarification please visit the RSA website.

There are five separate Driver Theory Test categories:

CategoryExam nameRespective Learner Permit/Driving Licence Category
AMMotorcycle/Moped Theory TestA, A1, A2 and AM
BWCar/Tractor & Work Vehicles Theory TestB, BE and W
CTruck Theory TestC, CE, C1 and C1E
DBus Theory TestD, DE, D1 and D1E
CDBus & Truck Theory Test

There are over 40 Driver Theory Test locations throughout the Republic of Ireland. You can choose a Test Centre that is most convenient to you. Please note that available appointment times may vary between Test Centres.

You will be able to select your test centre and view its current appointment times at the online booking service.

The official fees for the Driver Theory Test are detailed in the relevant booking page – please choose your test type from the Booking Page.

Accepted payment methods for All Driver Theory Test Categories are Mastercard, Visa Credit and Debit card, Revolut card and cheque or postal order.

Theory Tests are provided in the Irish language for Vehicle Categories A, B, C & D. The new combined C & D Theory Test, Bus Module Test and Truck Module Test will only be provided in English until further notice. A, B, C & D Test category names are displayed in English and Irish during the scheduling process – if displayed in Irish the test will be delivered in the Irish language.

If you have a disability and require our Test Day Assistance service you can contact us on 0818 606 106 or via our Contact Form.

Understanding your journey

The timeline below shows you the steps you need to take to successfully book your Driver Theory Test, and the important information you must read to ensure a smooth process from beginning to end.

Step 3: Revision Materials
Questions and Answers: Cars, Motorcycles and Works Vehicles June 2017 Edition

Latest official RSA-approved revision materials are available to purchase.

They include a Learning App that tracks your progress as you learn, as well as books, CD-roms and an Online Learning Portal.

Step 4: Choose your Test Centre

There are over forty Driver Theory Test locations throughout the Republic of Ireland. During your booking process, you can choose a Test Centre that is most convenient.

Step 5: ID Requirements

Please carefully check the full ID Requirements - failure to bring correct identification will result in you not being able to test and you will lose your test fee. This is a crucial part of the process.

Step 6: Understand the costs

There is a Test Fee for each category of Driver Theory Test. Please ensure you have understood the fee that applies to the test you wish to take.

Step 7: Book your Test

Book and pay online for your Test via the Proscheduler Booking Portal. Receive email and text confirmations about your booking, Test dates and ID requirements.

Step 8: Your Driver Theory Test

Take your Theory Test at your Local Test Centre - see the typical Test Day Experience. Once you have passed, you will be able to continue your driving lessons to the point of your practical Driving Test.