Guide to applying for a Learner Permit

Before you begin lessons you must first have a Learner Permit, below are separate explanations of the processes to gain; Car, Truck and Bus Learner Driver Permits.

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This is the procedure to obtain a Car Learner Permit.

1. Make application to the Road Safety Authority's Driver Theory Test website to sit theory test for category B. (Apply online here).
2. Study material: The Official Driver Theory Test Questions and Answers, Motorcycles, Cars and Work Vehicles – 6th Edition, October 2013. Available at all good bookshops. (Easons.com)

3. On successfully passing your theory test, take your theory test certificate to your local National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) office with the following:
a) Completed medical and eyesight reports. (Forms available here)
b) And make an application for a learner permit. (Forms available here)
4. On receiving your learner permit, you are now ready to book driving lessons. Contact us to book driving lessons.
Telephone 061 317122 or Email: bookings@nessan.ie

The Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

The CPC is a standardised EU acredditation for professional bus drivers and 2009 for professional truck drivers. Once qualified to keep your Driver CPC, you must do 35 hours of periodic training over the next five years.
CPC Step 1 - Is a Truck and Bus theory test enabling successful candidates to apply for their learner permit.
CPC Step 2 - Is a two-hour case study theory test.
CPC Step 3 - The standard 90-minute driving test.
CPC Step 4 - 30-minute practical test.

The Procedure to obtain a Truck Learner Permit (CPC1).

1. Make application to the Road Safety Authority's Driver Theory Test website to sit theory test for category C. (Apply online here).
2. Study Material: The Official Theory Test Questions & Answers, Truck's & Buses 6th edition Oct 2013 available in CD-ROM or Booklet. Available at all good bookshops. (Easons.com)
3. On successfully passing your theory test, take your theory test certificate to your local NDLS office with the following.
a) Completed medical and eyesight reports. (Forms available here)
b) And make an application for a learner permit. (Forms available here)
4. On receiving your learner permit, you are now ready to make a CPC 4 test application. (If you do not wish to do CPC 2 / CPC 3)(Forms available here for CPC 4 test application.)
5. Contact us to book driving lessons.
Telephone 061 317122 or Email: bookings@nessan.ie

N.B. If you wish to do CPC 2 / CPC 3 the following applies:
6. Make an application to do the theory test CPC 2 – Case studies (Apply online here) or Lo-call: 1890 60 61 06.
7. Make an application to do your driving test CPC 3 and your practical CPC 4. These two tests normally take place in the one day. (Apply online here) or Lo-call: 1890 50 60 80.

The procedure to obtain a Bus Learner Permit (CPC1).

1. Make application to the Road Safety Authority's Driver Theory Test website to sit theory test for category D. (Apply online here).
2. Study Material: The Official Theory Test Questions & Answers, Truck's & Buses 6th edition Oct 2013 available in CD-ROM or Booklet. Available at all good bookshops. (Easons.com)
3. On successfully passing your theory test, take your theory test certificate to your local NDLS office with the following.
a) Completed medical and eyesight reports.(Forms available here)
b) And make an application for a learner permit. (Forms available here)
4. On receiving your learner permit, you are now ready to make a test application. (if you do not wish to do Part 2 and Part 3 of your CPC’S)(Forms available here to make test application.)
5. Contact us to book driving lessons.
Telephone 061 317122 or Email: bookings@nessan.ie

N.B. If you wish to do CPC 2 / CPC 3 the following applies:
6. Make an application to do the theory test CPC 2 – Case studies (Apply online here) or Lo-call: 1890 60 61 06.
7. Make an application to do your driving test CPC 3 and your practical CPC 4. These two tests normally take place in the one day. (Apply online here) or Lo-call: 1890 50 60 80.

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