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Road Safety Authority

Since 30th April 2009, driving instruction in Ireland has been a regulated industry. The regulations cover standard of instruction, examinations to be passed as well as penalties for breaches of the law.

To work as a driving instructor in Ireland, an instructor must be on the RSA’s Register of Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) and display an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) permit. To become registered and get an ADI full permit, each instructor is assessed by the RSA to ensure they have the necessary:

  • Knowledge of rules of the road and road safety
  • Driving ability
  • Ability to teach a learner driver

For your protection, ADIs also undergo Garda vetting. What this means for you, as a learner driver, is better, more consistent standards and therefore better instruction.

Institute of Advanced Motorists

As the UK’s leading road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists is dedicated to increasing skills for all road users, raising driving and riding standards and helping to save lives on our roads. Becoming part of the IAM is a great way to enhance your driving and riding skills in an safe, enjoyable and educational environment.

Diamond Advanced Motorists

DIAmond is internationally acclaimed as the benchmark of driving and training excellence, conducted by DIAmond's robust national network of professionally qualified trainers and examiners.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

More than 13,500 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year. There are millions of other injuries. Accidents cause loss and suffering to the victims and their loved ones, employers and UK society as a whole. We promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education. We are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for more than 90 years.