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
  • Eco-driving
  • Hazard awareness
  • Good driving behaviour

Study Material can be purchased on-line via the DTTS website. The test is offered in both Irish and English and candidates with special requirements can be accommodated. A theory test certificate must be obtained before a learner permit for your chosen vehicle category is granted. 35 out of 40 questions must be answered correctly in order to obtain a learner permit for a car.

For Class 2 vehicles Truck and Bus

There are 2 theory tests to be taken.

100 Q multiple choice
Case study theory test

Who provides the Driver Theory Test in Ireland?

The Driver Theory Test service is provided on behalf of the Road Safety Authority by Prometric Ireland Limited. Prometric, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognised global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services.

Prometric has had a presence in Ireland since 1997 and delivers testing in over 50 purpose built locations across the country. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programmes as well as accurately measure programme results and data.

Prometric reliably delivers and administers tests on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilising a robust test centre network in 135 countries.

To find out where your nearest test centre is LoCall 1890 606 106.

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