NCT - National Car Tests

All cars four years and older must undergo an NCT. The NCT due date is calculated by reference to the date of first registration of the car with tests due every two years for cars younger than 10 years.  

Annual testing is now a legal requirement for vehicles that present for their 10th anniversary test and each subsequent test. You can now test your vehicle up to 90 days in advance of the anniversary of your registration date. Vehicles registered before 1980 are exempt from the test. 

Testing centres are located at the following locations:




Castlerea Co-Op Livestock Mart, Fair Green, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.


N6 Centre, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.


Dublin Road, Longford Town, Co. Longford.


Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Queries in relation to any aspect of the NCT should be directed to:-

Customer Services,

National Car Testing Services (NCTS)

Lakedrive 3026,

Citywest Business Campus,

Naas Road, Dublin 24.

Tel: 01-4135994

Fax: 01 4135996 Email: Website:

For Booking Confirmation or Rearrangement, phone 01-4135992

Please bring photo-ID to the NCT centre, ie. Passport or Driving Licence.