Book or manage your NCT

All NCT Test Centres are fully operational and bookings can be made online

NCT are experiencing high demand at present and some customers may only see appointments for mid-2024. The available appointments that customers see online only represent approximately 1/3 of the actual appointments available for that time. NCTS will open the full capacity or the remaining 2/3 of appointments two weeks ahead when we finalise our schedules and know what staff are available that week.

If a customer requires an earlier appointment than those available online, we ask you to please place yourself on the priority list and we will endeavour to get you an appointment within 28 days. The option to add your vehicle to the Priority list can be found during the booking process.

You can view the current average Booking Lead Time for an NCT appointment for each NCT test centre.

Please note, the lead time for retests is usually less than 3 days

NCTS are reminding customers that if they book a test that is more than 90 days earlier than the test due date, the test will be a voluntary early test and the NCT certificate issued will be valid for 1 or 2 years (depending on the age of the vehicle) from the date of the successful test.  NCTS are asking customers to note carefully the website messages they receive throughout the course of the booking process.

Customers can check their test due date on Check NCT Due Date.


We have a dedicated team who are available to help you with booking your test, just call our Booking line on 01-4135992 from 8am to 8pm (Mon-Thurs) and 8am to 6pm (Fri) for confirmations, re-arrangements or cancellations of appointments


We are no longer offering the facility of a 1890 number as the caller may incur a higher cost than when calling a national number.

Please send your enquiry to

All booking confirmations, cancellations or enquiries may also be posted to:

The Booking Department

National Car Testing Service Ltd.

Citywest Business Campus,

Lakedrive 3026,

Naas Road,

Dublin 24  


If writing, please remember to quote your booking ID and telephone number, if available.


If you are re-arranging/cancelling a confirmed appointment, by not giving 5 working days (Monday - Friday, not including the day of the test) notice or fail to show up you will incur a fee of €22.00 for a periodic inspection or €11.50 for a retest inspection. For rescheduled appointments, this will be required to be paid at the time of rescheduling. For cancelled appointments, you will forfeit €22.00 for a periodic inspection, and you will be refunded €33.00. A similar surcharge of €11.50 will apply in the case of a re-test and €16.50 will be refunded.

Any queries relating to the cancellation fee may be made in writing to the Customer Service Department, National Car Testing Service Ltd., Lakedrive 3026, Citywest Business Campus, Naas Road, Dublin 24.

All RE-TESTS must be booked within 21 days of the initial test. Re-test which do not require the use of a test lane, will be free of charge. Free re-tests will cover minor visual items such as replacement of windscreen wiper and registration plates.

Re-tests must be completed within 30 days of the initial test or a full test will need to be repeated and charged accordingly.