This page is for driving instructor training to qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor ( ADI ). For standard learner lessons, take a look at our driving lessons page. But if you want to become an ADI and work as a driving instructor, then here at Allied Driving Instructors can help with your driving instructor training and with getting you customers.


Stage 1 – Theory Test.
RSA fees: €150.
Study materials: €100.
Recommended mentoring two 1 & 1/2 hour sessions: €165.
Total cost stage 1: €415.

Stage 2 – Advanced Driving Test.
RSA fees: €200.
Study materials: €15.
Recommended six 1 & 1/2 hour driving assessment and training sessions – €495.
Total cost stage 2: €710.

*Having completed Stage 2 you can begin working as a trainee ADI for up to 6 months.

Stage 3 – Instructional ability.
RSA fees €:200.
Study materials: €100.
Recommended ten 1 & 1/2 hour instructor demonstration, training and assessment: €825.
Total cost stage 3: €1,125.

Cost of 27 hours training: €1,485.
Individual training €60 per hour.
Sitting in to observe an ADI trainer giving a lesson €20.

*Optional Trainee ADI mentoring program.
RSA fees: €50.
Initial practice training required by the RSA 20 hours: €990.
RSA requirement to supervise 20% of trainee ADI lessons: €55 per hour.

Additional information.

One week as a full time driving instructor giving 30 hours driving lessons in your area could earn you €1,250. Before you can work as an ADI you must have held your full Irish driving licence for at least two years and be over 21 years of age. Additionally, you must obtain a Tax Clearance Cert. Then finally you must give consent to Garda Vetting by requesting a form from

However, we are always willing to help if you have any questions and are looking for a bit of advice. Feel free to send an email, text or WhatsApp as we can’t answer the phone during lessons.

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