One of the requirements of a driving test is to have a roadworthy vehicle with a valid NCT disc, if applicable. This is for your safety and the safety of our driver testers.
If you have an upcoming driving test appointment but your vehicle's NCT has expired within 3 months of your driving test, you must bring evidence of an NCT test appointment, or your driving test will not go ahead, and you will lose your fee.
Evidence can be an email, letter or text confirming the registration number of the car and booking number. If your NCT expired more than 3 months before your driving test, please reschedule your driving test booking through the MyRoadSafety portal.
NCT priority list
If you're not able to get an appointment at your chosen NCT centre you can add your vehicle to a priority list via the NCT online booking system. The NCTS will do their best to accommodate you with a time and date that's convenient.
Your car can be tested up to 90 days in advance of its test due date without affecting the expiry date of the cert. This system is in place to ensure you have enough time to get your car tested before the current cert expires.