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Apply for a National Car Test (NCT)

From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The National Car Test is a mandatory check to make sure that vehicles are safe to be on Ireland's roads.

  • cars which are less than 3 years old do not require a test
  • cars which are between 4 and 9 years old are required to be tested every two years
  • cars which are between 10 and 29 years old are required to be tested every year
  • cars that are between 30 and 39 years old are required to be tested twice a year
  • cars that are over 39 years old are exempt from testing

To book or manage your National Car Test (NCT), click the link below.

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