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ADR - Driver Training Certificate

ADR is the acronym given to the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.

CILT, on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority, is the examining body for the ADR Driver Training Certificate.

Exam Fees

  ADR basic exam €125
  Tanker specialisation exam €125
  Sitting both exams on the same day discount fee €200

 

ADR Exam Dates 2018

ADR Exam Dates 2017

Examinations and Applications

ADR Exam Application

CILT does not supply ADR exam application forms, these are provided by your course provider. See ADR Training section   

Sitting the ADR Exam(s)

ADR basic and tanker specialisation exams are held twice a month in Dublin and once a month in Cork and Galway.

If you are sitting both exams on the same day, you will sit the ADR basic exam first, followed by a 15 minute break and then the tanker specialisation exam. 

All candidates must bring their notification letter and photo ID (e.g. driving licence/passport) with them on the day.

Examination Format

Exams papers are provided in English only. 
Duration of ADR basic exam: 1 hour
Duration of tanker specialisation exam: 1 hour
 
ADR basic exam consists of:
Total of 36 multiple choice questions
Paper is divided into three sections, A, B and C.
Each section contains 12 questions 
 
Tanker specialisation exam:
Total of 36 multiple choice questions
Paper is divided into three sections, A, B and C.
Each section contains 12 questions

Renewal of ADR Licence

The ADR Driver Training Certificate is valid for 5 years.

Under ADR regulations all licence holders must attend a refresher course (ADR basic 1 day course/ tanker specialisation 1 day course) and sit a refresher exam(s) to be eligible for another 5 year ADR cert. 

This refresher course(s) and exam(s) can be done at any time in the last 12 months of the current ADR cert but must be completed before the expiration date. 

We recommend holders do the refresher course(s) and exam(s) early to allow for possible repeats if necessary. 

If your cert has already expired and no refresher course(s) or exam(s) have been taken then, under ADR regulations, the holder must repeat the full ADR basic training course (3 days) and/or tanker specialisation training course (2 days) before being allowed to sit the exam(s) again.

Examination Marking

ADR basic exam
Candidates must attain an overall pass-mark of 24 or higher (out of 36) with a minimum of 8 questions out of 12 answered correctly in each section.
 
Tanker specialisation exam

Candidates must attain an overall pass-mark of 24 or higher (out of 36) with a minimum of 8 questions out of 12 answered correctly in each section.  

NOTE:  Candidates sitting both the ADR basic and tanker specialisation exams must pass the ADR basic exam to be eligible for the licence.

Notification of Results

Candidates will receive a letter informing them if they have passed or failed. It is not possible to provide results over the phone 

Candidates that have passed will be issued with an ADR Driver Training Certificate (also known as an ADR licence) by post. 

Candidates who have failed will receive a written notification indicating the areas that need to be addressed with instructions for arranging a repeat exam. 

A candidate may repeat each exam only once. If they are unsuccessful the second time they must attend ADR training again before they are can apply to sit the exam again.

ADR Training

Candidates must contact an approved ADR training course provider and arrange to attend a basic ADR and/or tanker specialisation course before applying to sit the exam(s).

On completion of ADR training, the course provider will give attendees an exam application. The provider will sign the declaration of attendance section of this form confirming the candidate’s completion of the course.

Candidates must sit the ADR basic exam within 12 months of completion of training.

ADR Regulations

All drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods must hold an ADR Driving Training Certificate issued by the competent authority or by an organisation appointed by that authority (CILT).

This ADR licence indicates that the holder has participated in an ADR training course and passed an exam on the particular requirements that have to be met during carriage of dangerous goods.

The ‘‘carriage of dangerous goods’’ applies to the carriage, in tanks, in bulk and in packages, of dangerous goods by road; including the packing, loading, filling and unloading of the dangerous goods in relation to their carriage.  

Those who specifically transport dangerous goods by tanker, in addition to the basic ADR training and exam, must also apply to do a tanker specialisation training course and exam. 

The ADR Certificate must be renewed every 5 years.

Approved ADR Course Providers

 

Course Provider Contact Information
Advanced Driver Training Academy
Top Floor Cusack House Castle Street
Mullingar Co. Westmeath
 
Contact: Yvonne Kinnarney Tel: 044 9345740 / 086 7958001 Email: yvonne@adta.ie 
Website: www.adta.ie
Chemical Transport Training Limited 24 Grange Park Road
Raheny Dublin 5
Contact: John Lennon Tel: 01 8480360 / 087 2474047 Email: jlennon24@yahoo.com

 

Frank Daly & Associates 32 Main Street Longford Co. Longford

 

Contact: Frank Daly Tel: 087 2306972
Fax: 01 6335304 Email: dalyff@gmail.com

 

HazChem Training Limited Unit G10 Maynooth Business Park Maynooth Co. Kildare
 

 

Contact: Michelle Cleere / Seamus Cleere Tel: 01 6291800 / 086 2529544 Fax: 01 6291822 Email: info@hazchem.ie

 

Macsafety Training Valimyre Aylmer Road Newcastle Co. Dublin 
 
Contact: Eamonn McEvoy Tel: 087 9174300 Email: eamonn.mac@gmail.com
 

 

Robin Mulligan Ltd Monkstown Navan Co. Meath

 

Contact: Robin Mulligan / Manus Mulligan Tel: 041 9821112 Fax: 041 9821113 Email: info@robinmulligan.ie Website: www.robinmulligan.ie
The Swilly Group i:Tek Building
Business Park Road Letterkenny
Co. Donegal 
Contact:Brian Sweeney Tel: 074 9151212 / 087 2282386

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I become an approved ADR training provider?

  2. What do I do if I want to carry explosives or radioactive goods?

  3. I have failed the ADR exam, how do I appeal the result?

  4. Lost ADR certificate - what do I do?