CVRT Testing

CVRT, the ‘Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test’ has been put in place to ensure safety for commercial drivers and other road users over the lifetime of their vehicle.

CVRT Clare and Galway

All commercial vehicles over 12 months old must be tested and certified by a regulated CVRT centre to ensure road-worthiness. This test should then be repeated annually to ensure a commercial vehicle remains fit for use and in good condition.

The objective of the CVRT programme is to establish higher standards with regards to commercial vehicles operating on all roads across Ireland. The express purpose of the CVRT is to save lives by preventing injuries and reducing accidents on Irish roads.

Banner Vehicle Test Centre, Clare

As a commercial vehicle owner, it is your legal responsibility to ensure your vehicle or fleet of vehicles are all in possession of a valid, up to date CVRT certificate. The team here at CVRT Clare will put your vehicles through strenuous testing to ensure that your drivers can feel confident and safe whilst performing their duties.

There are currently two types of commercial vehicle tests, both of which are available at our state of the art testing centre just outside Ennis.

Clare CVRT

To ensure your commercial vehicle is compliant with CVRT, please contact a member of the team here at CVRT Clare to make a booking. If you are unsure of the category your vehicle falls under, feel free to ask a member of our team who will be happy to advise you.

All commercial vehicles over 1 year old must be in possession of a valid CVRT certificate (CRW – Certificate of Road Worthiness).

All commercial vehicles over 1 year old must be in possession of a valid CVRT certificate (CRW – Certificate of Road Worthiness).

This test must be repeated every year and a new certificate issued.

When visiting our test centre in Ennis for your CVRT, please bring your valid drivers license or passport on the day. Failure to show this valid identification will result in your test being cancelled.

There is no requirement for you to present your VLC/logbook at our test centre.

A charge will be applicable if an equipment retest is required.

Should your vehicle fail the CVRT, you will be advised that any defects or failures should be repaired and the vehicle retested within 21 days or before 4,000 km, whichever is sooner.

No charge is incurred for a visual retest within the specified time frame.

If your vehicle fails the CVRT, you will be issued with a fail statement, which will detail your obligations to repair and retest.

Failure to retest your vehicle before reaching 4,000 km or within the specified 21 days (whichever is sooner) will result in a full test fee.

Upon passing the CVRT, your CRW (Certificate of Road Worthiness) will be issued to you via post by the RSA.