Important Update to the ID Policy for all Theory Test (including CPC Step 1 & 2) exams
- Candidates aged 16 years and older can apply for a Public Services Card directly on website below.
- Candidates aged under 16 years of age must have a parent or guardian present during the application process.
- Please see our easy-to-follow step-by-step Guide to Applying for a Public Services Card.
- For more information on how to obtain a Public Services Card, we would encourage you to visit the Department of Social Protection website.
At the time of booking the test, applicants will be asked to confirm that they possess a Public Services Card.
In the test centre, the only acceptable form of ID will be the Public Services Card. The card will be used to verify name, PPS number and identity of the person attending for the test.
Applicants will need to ensure that the spelling of the name in which they book their test matches exactly the spelling of their name on the card.
Theory Tests can be taken at 41 test centre locations around the country as part of the RSA’s driver testing and licensing process.
From the 1st June 2017, in order to book a theory test (or CPC Exam) you will need the 12 digit number from the rear of the card.
Sample Public Services Card