ADI Information

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is the regulatory body for driving instruction in Ireland. Driving instructors who meet the standard set by the RSA will become Approved Driving Instructors (ADI). An ADI Registrar based in the RSA heads up the unit responsible for the registration process. The ADI Registrar will set up a Stakeholders Forum to give a chance to those involved in driving instruction to have their say. See below for contact details.

Instructors Information

• Stakeholders Forum Letter

ADI Regulation Background

• ADI Information Booklet 2008

• Our Commitment to you

• ADI Assessment Guide

• Standards of the RSA Service Providers

• Applying for ADI registration on the basis of existing qualifications

• Ricability Car Controls: A guide for older and disabled people

• Sample stage one theory test questions

• Standard Procedures for the Driving Test

• Marking Guidelines for the Driving Test

• Marking Sheet for Stage two Cat A Driving test

• Marking sheet for Stage two Cat B, C D & EC Driving Test

• Marking sheet for stage three instruction ability test

• Introduction to Stage 3

• Guide to stage 3 instruction ability test

adi report stage 3

• Preparing for your Driving test

• Guidlines for Vehicles used for Driving Tests

ADI Training Centre Downloads

Document Title Download

Approved Status Application Form form

• ADI Train the trainer - User Guide training guide
Training Guidelines guidelines

Please Note: -
If you want an ADI Application Pack posted out to you, send an email to A vetting form must be submitted with the full application form

Other ADI Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

• The Regulation of Driving Instruction in Ireland

• Compulsory Basic Training fMor otorcyclists in Ireland

Rogue Driving Instructors

RSA Issues Warning To Rogue Driving Instructors
The RSA is warning un-regulated driving instructors that they must comply with the new laws which were introduced recently to regulate driving instructors in Ireland or face enforcement action.

The provision of driving instruction for reward by unlicensed instructors carries a penalty upon conviction of a fine not exceeding €2,000 or at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both. Driving schools that also employ unlicensed driving instructors face similar penalties.

Since 1st May 2009 it has become an offence to give driving instruction to a learner driver for hire or reward unless the instructor is on the RSA register of approved driving instructors (ADI). The RSA is advising learner drivers to take lessons from full permit holding ADIs as the best way to learn.

If you witness un-licensed driving Instruction operating in your area please report it to either the Gardai at your local Garda Station or to the RSA at Alternatively call us on telephone 096.25007.

When making a report please include the following details: • Name
• Make of Vehicle
• Vehicle Registration
• Location
• Date witnessed
• Time witnessed
If you wish to write into us to make a report please write to: ADI enforcement officer
ADI Unit
Road Safety Authority
Primrose Hill
Co. Mayo














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