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Mandatory Lessons
Reduction For Foreign Licence Holders


Reduced EDT Lessons

(On your first Driving Lesson you must produce a letter of entitlement, which exempts you from six of the 12 Mandatory EDT lessons)



The Reduced EDT programme is a mandatory driver training programme for drivers from outside of Ireland who currently hold a valid full car licence but come from a county where there isn’t a licence exchange agreement with Ireland.

Drivers having established their eligibility through the NDLS and who have received a learner permit will be required to complete the reduced EDT Programme Sessions 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 before sitting their practical Driving Test.

It is the individual responsibility of each driver to establish eligibility for the Reduced EDT programme before engaging an ADI Driving Instructor. This will be done by submitting the relevant documentation to the NDLS/RSA Driver Licensing section whereby a letter of entitlement will be issued to each qualifying driver. When an ADI uploads EDT session 1 on to the EDT portal, the portal will display the Reduced EDT page only, further confirming the eligibility of the driver.

(On your first Driving Lesson you must produce a letter of entitlement, which exempts you from six of the 12 Mandatory EDT lessons)



EDT Shortening
Published: 21 January 2019
On 21 January 2019 the RSA will be introducing a shorter EDT programme for foreign licence holders whose full licence from another country (jurisdiction) with which Ireland does not have an exchange agreement may qualify for exemption from EDT lessons 2,3,4,8,11 and 12. Currently these customers must start the driver journey at theory test level and can only apply for a six month hold exemption.

Whilst the EDT Shortening is a new initiative within the RSA, there is currently a process in operation which allows these candidate claim an exemption from the 6 months wait to sit a driving test. To qualify for EDT shortened program the applicant must hold a valid full driving licence for at least two years prior to application and will have to submit their full foreign licence and a Letter of Entitlement from the issuing authority of their foreign licence.
Visit the RSA.ie website The Driving Licence

For more information on EDT shortened program visit the RSA.ie

(On your first Driving Lesson you must produce a letter of entitlement, which exempts you from six of the 12 Mandatory EDT lessons)
1hr
POA
2hr
To avail of Specials full amount must be paid on the first Lesson. No Refunds on Special Offers
1hr lesson available at €45
€80.00
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