CPC ID & Photographic Requirements

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Please ensure that the spelling of the name in which you book your test matches the spelling of your name on the ID you will present at the test centre. If it does not match, you will not be permitted to sit your test and you will lose your test fee.

Only valid (in date) and original documents in good condition will be accepted. Please note that if you do not bring the required identification with you or you are late for your appointment, you will not be allowed to test and you will lose your test fee.

Driver CPC – Step 2 Candidates

In order to test, you are required to present one of the forms of identification listed below. If you do not have the required documentation on the day of your test, you will not be permitted to test and you will lose your test fee.

  • A current Category C or D Irish Learner Permit, which must be relevant to category of test you are taking or;
  • A full current Category C or D Irish Driving Licence, (or one from an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland), which must be relevant to the category of test you are taking or;
  • A full current Category B Irish Driving Licence (or one from an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland).

Photographic Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: From March 30th 2015 CPC Case Study Candidates will also need to bring Two Identical Colour Passport Type Photographs that conform to the required standards.

Important: Please note that you will not be permitted to sit your test if you fail to bring your Passport photographs with you on the day of your test.

You must bring two identical colour passport-sized photographs in order to test. It is essential that the photographs submitted meet the below requirements, which are based on internationally accepted standards:

  • Photographs should be not more than 6 months old;
  • Minimum photographs size 35mm x 45mm, maximum size 38mm x 50mm;
  • Full front view of the subject’s head, as he or she would normally appear;
  • The image must be sharp and clear, and taken against a plain white, cream or light grey background;
  • Sunglasses are not acceptable. Tinted glasses may be worn provided they do not obscure the person’s eyes.
  • Only head coverings worn for religious reasons are permitted. Hair bands are not allowed.
  • The head should be centred in the image. A frontal pose looking directly at the camera and showing full face must be used i.e. show a close up of your face and the top of your shoulders so that your face takes up between 70% – 80% of the frame. There should be a marked contrast between your facial features and the background of the photographs.

Unacceptable photographs include: where the face is not clear, the top of the head is not showing, person has dark glasses, home produced photographs which are not identical or where the photographs taken against a dark background.

Candidates who do not bring both an acceptable proof of identification(s) and two identical colour passport-sized photographs will not be allowed to sit their test and will lose their test fee.

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