How to Become an ADI
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is the regulatory body for driving instruction in Ireland. Persons who meet the standard set by the RSA will become Approved Driving Instructors (ADI).
If you wish to become an ADI you must first satisfy the Registrar that you are a person of good character. There are also many specific requirements, for example you must...
If you can show that you meet the RSA ADI standard because of qualifications you already hold, there is no need for you to qualify all over again, this is something that the RSA needs to verify. Depending on what qualifications you hold, you may be entitled to an exemption from one or all exam stages.
There is a fee for each phase of the application process, including any re-test following a section test fail.
FETAC Awards in Driving Instruction
FETAC has now, as a result, approved five awards in driving instruction. All of them are Special Purpose Awards rated at national framework qualification. Passing the three-part test not only entitles you work as an ADI; it is a valuable educational qualification in its own right. The RSA has worked with FETAC (Further Education & Training Awards Council) – the national body for further educational awards and representatives of the industry to document the standard and skills needed to become an ADI.
Your role as an ADI issued by the RSA
Your role and responsibilities as a
learner driver, issued by the RSA
This video outlines the role of the sponsor