Getting Started – Essential Driver Training (EDT)

All new learner drivers are required to take 12 one hour lessons before applying for the driving test. EDT students are required to complete an EDT Logbook which will be signed off after every one hour lesson. Follow the links below to ensure that you are ready to begin.

Step One: Driver Theory Test
A Driving Theory Test must be taken before you can obtain your first learner driver permit. This is a computerised test consisting of 40 questions. To pass, you must answer at least 35 questions correctly. Apply online: or Phone: 1890 606 106


Step Two: Learner Permit
After passing the Driver Theory Test, you must apply for your Learner Permit, to legally drive on the road and begin taking lessons. This cannot be applied for online and application forms are available at your local Motor Taxation Office or local Garda Station. More info:


Step Three: Driving Test Application
To apply for your driving test, you must have held your first Learner Permit for at least six months and have completed all 12 EDT lessons. You can apply online at:


Other Useful Links

Rules of the Road: Free Download Available
To be able to pass the Driver Theory Test and to be a responsible and safe road user, knowledge of the Rules of the Road is essential. The Rules of the Road booklet can be purchased in any good book shop and can also be downloaded online in pdf format at


First Ireland Insurance
All first time drivers who complete a course of 10+ lessons with a First Ireland insured Driving Instructor such as Ger, automatically qualify for a 1 year introductory discount and up to 20% off their first insurance premium.
For more information: or Phone: 01 882 0801