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Driver Theory Test (learner permit categories)
Important Notice - Please Note Category C & D Candidates
Due to the scheduled release of new and updated Category C & D exams which will be launched shortly, we would like to request that Category C & D candidates please refrain from booking a Category C, D or Driver CPC MCQ Theory Test until further notice. Further details in relation to the new Category C & D exams is to follow, please revert to this page for further information.
A new version of Driver Theory Test Revision Material came into effect November 2013.
Please note to prepare for the DTT Exams we recommend you study of The Official Driver Theory Test Questions and Answers, Motorycycles, Cars and Work Vehicles - 6th Edition, October 2013 and Interactive CD-ROM ( 5th Edition is still valid if you have a copy) OR The Official Driver Theory Test Questions and Answers, 5th Edition October 2011 and Interactive CD-ROM which contain all the questions used in the test. click here for full details
A computer based Driver Theory Test was introduced in Ireland in 2001. By law before applying for a Learner Permit, candidates must complete and pass a test of their general road safety knowledge and motoring legislation. This covers areas such as:
- The rules of the road
- Risk perception
- Hazard awareness
- Good driving behaviour
Study Material can be purchased on-line or our from a Customer Service Representative when booking your test or at a reputable book shop.
The test is offered in both Irish and English and candidates with special requirements can be accommodated.
Note: A theory test certificate must be obtained before a learner permit for your chosen vehicle category is granted
Additional Theory Test categories have been added since 2001:
- ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) - November 2007
- Driver CPC (Certificate in Professional Competency) for Professional Bus / Truck drivers
- Click here for a list of RSA Approved Driving Instructors - ADI (opens new window)