National Car Testing Service Update: SPSV Bookings

20 February 2020

Although SPSVs continue to be prioritised, NCTS/Applus has now advised that the wait time for the 2nd part of the NCT inspection is 2 weeks.

SPSV operators are strongly advised to make an NCT booking (01 4135960) in good time to facilitate licensing their vehicles. Remember the NCT certificate is valid for 90 days from the date of issue for licensing.

NCTS/Applus recommend that SPSV licence holders request an NCT booking in one of the centres that has an operational vehicle inspection lift (see below) and be prepared to travel if their test requirement is urgent. This may allow such licence holders to complete their full NCT test at the one centre with no need to return for the lift part of the test. However, there is no guarantee of this for every booking. Where a second test is required, licence holders are urged to call the SPSV NCT Booking Line as soon as the first part of the NCT has been completed.


The NCTS/Applus centres that can complete a vehicle lift inspection are:-


  • Athlone
  • Ballina
  • Ballinasloe
  • Cork (Little Island)
  • Deansgrange (South Dublin)
  • Enniscorthy
  • Fonthill, Dublin 22
  • Galway
  • Killarney
  • Letterkenny
  • Limerick
  • Northpoint, Swords, Co. Dublin
  • Skibbereen
  • Waterford