Once your test has been scheduled, you will receive your confirmation letter confirming your test appointment with the conditions/documentation required to take your test. The confirmation letter will also include the following information.
· Which test or appointment you have booked
· Which test centre you are taking your test at
· Your full name
· PPS number
· Driving licence number
· Telephone number
· Email address (if given)
SPSV skills assessment – €84.70
SPSV area knowledge test - €84.70
SPSV ID Validation - €30.25
How do I pay?
If you are booking online or over the telephone, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Laser or any pre-paid credit card voucher (such as 3V www.3v.ie or WireCard www.wirecard.com ). You may also pay by cheque or postal order which are to be made payable to Prometric Ireland Limited. If you are paying by cheque or postal order, you must submit an application form with your payment as stated above.
How do I obtain the pre-paid credit card voucher?
These vouchers can be purchased in over 600 shops nationwide and will allow you to book your test or appointment either by telephone or internet, where payment is similar to that of a standard credit card payment process. This will provide you with a faster method of confirming your test time and location than by sending in a postal application with a cheque or postal order.
What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
You must provide five working days notice to reschedule or cancel your test or ID Validation appointment free of charge and obtain a full refund. If you do not contact us in time you will lose your full fee.
Is the test provided in the Irish language?
No, the test is only available in the English language at present. The test will be available in Irish later this year.
How many test centres are there?
There are 41 locations around the country served by 16 fixed test centres and 25 additional locations administered by mobile testing units. Candidates can choose the test centre that best suits them.
What identification do I need to take?
New SPSV driver licence applicants – Driving licence
Dispatch operators - Driving licence or passport
Existing SPSV drivers – SPSV driver licence and regular driving licence
The identification that is stated at the time of booking is the identification that must be presented to the test centre staff when you attend to take your test. You will not be able to take your test unless you provide the same ID that you stated at the time of booking. The name on your ID must match the name on your booking.
If you are providing a driving licence as identification, it must be an Irish licence or one from an EU, EEA or other Recognised State. If you do not hold an Irish driving licence but hold a driving licence from an EU, EEA or Recognised State and wish to use this as your identification at the test centre, you have two options, as follows:
1. This option is most efficient from the point of view of the applicant. Arrange to get an Irish driving licence by presenting your current domestic driving licence at the Motor Tax Office. On request, they will exchange your current licence for an Irish one. (If your licence is from a Recognised State, you will in any event have to swop it for an Irish licence in advance of the next licence renewal).
2. You submit with your application your domestic licence as certified to be official and valid by your Embassy/Consulate, as appropriate. Where an EEA/EU/Recognised State licence is in a language other than English, the certified licence must be accompanied by a formal translation into English that has also been certified/stamped by your Embassy/Consulate.
The costs associated with any translations or official certificates are the responsibility of the applicant.
What happens when I get to the test centre?
The test centre staff will check your documentation to confirm/validate your identity and driving licence details if required. Your photograph will be taken. You will then be signed in and a test centre administrator will explain the procedures and how the test works. They will then show you to your workstation where you will take your test.