cvr test prices

The CVR test is a Fixed Cost Price Vehicle Test.

The price structure for vehicle testing in Ireland is set by the VTN network (CVR testing network).

This is the regulating body for truck testers in Ireland and is a government controlled agency. All vehicle testers are appointed by this body and carry out vehicle testing to strict guidelines and procedures.

The cost price of the test is determined by the type of vehicle which is being tested.

A simple rule of thumb is that the larger the vehicle, the higher the price of the test. The logic behind this is that it takes far longer to test a larger vehicle with 4 or 5 axles than a small car derived van.

The LGV test is a fixed price and is the same regardless of vehicle type although ambulances go into a different price schedule as shown below.
The HGV test is broken down in relation to:

1. The gross vehicle weight
2. The number of axles present on the vehicles.

As the number of axles rise, so does the cost of the test. Because the brake test is such a large and time consuming part of the test, it is logical that the test is cheaper for vehicles with fewer axles.

​​Please note that the full test fee includes a levy element that is not subject to VAT.

Retest Fees

A visual re-test is free, but a retest that requires a test lane has a fee as outlined above.
All retests must be completed within 21 calendar days and within 4,000 kms of the initial test or you’ll need to repeat the full test.
You should repair vehicle fail items immediately and present the vehicle for re-test as soon as possible.


What does the Test Fee include?

The test fee covers the following elements:

  • Your commercial vehicle test
  • Your certificate of roadworthiness – printing and postage of your CRW (no longer have to travel to your motor tax office)
  • Road Safety Levy – note the Road Safety Levy does not apply to re-tests. However if the vehicle is not brought back within on time and within 4,000Km limit then the vehicle will require a full test and you will be charged a further levy.

What is the Road Safety Levy used for?

The Road Safety Levy helps fund the CVR reform programme which has the aim of making our roads safer for everyone.

VAT Calculation on Fees

No vat is applied on the proportion of the fee passed on to the RSA (i.e. the road safety levy)

Certificate of Roadworthiness costs

The CRW cost that was paid by vehicle owners to the motor tax office is now included in the test fees above and the CRW certificate and detachable disc will be automatically posted to the current registered owner of the vehicle.

Further Information

If you require further information on Commercial Vehicle Testing please get in touch by emailing [email protected]