Frequently Asked Questions
With so many companies offering training to become a driving instructor, it can be difficult deciding who to train with. To help dispel some of the misinformation that is around, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we get.
The application is the slowest part as you need tax clearance number plus all of the necessary documents including the Garda vetting process conducted also.
The RSA are responsible for organising and carrying out ADI examinations. Regardless of who you choose to train with, the time it takes to qualify and become a driving instructor is subject to the RSA’s examination schedules.
Each part has to be taken consecutively, and each will carry with it a six week waiting period (sometimes longer).
Consequently, the exam process itself from start to finish is at least 18 weeks assuming there are no other delays. Read more
- Stage 1 ADI Theory Test cost: €150.00
- Stage 2 Pass The ADI Driving Test cost: €200.00
- Stage 3 Instructional Ability Test cost: €200.00
When you successfully pass all 3 stages there is a registration free of €250.00.
All these fees are paid directly to the Road Safety Authority. More info
However, should you fail any part of the exam we will provide you with additional training to ensure that you pass on the next attempt.
Once qualified, if you wish to go your own way you are free to do so. This is not the case with all training providers.
With some schools you are committed to remain with them and pay their fees for up to two or three years whether they provide you with sufficient work or not!
We do however suggest sticking to our brand colours. This helps with you standing out with our superior brands. This is another example of the flexibility instructors enjoy with us.
Instructors need to have an interest in the industry because even though there is good money to be made if your mentally weak or unstable or have a hectic social life then have a good think before applying.
There is an oversupply of pupils and a shortage of instructors so trying to find a driving instructor at this time is difficult for most learners.
If you passed your driving test in an automatic car on your first driving test then you can only teach automatic cars.
Always as to speak to the owner and have a list of questions ready to go. Salaries are very poor with employees only receiving 17/18 Euro per hour.
Look at all the possibilities open to you.
Driving schools like Ladybird Driving School, Get In Gear Driving School and National Driving School have the best reputations and reviews from Pupils and Instructors than any other schools in Ireland.
Unlike some training companies who on the strength of a telephone call, or even via a web site, will sign you up and take your money.