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Classes I &II

(Class I engine size up to 200cc)

Vehicle Type Age First Test Certificate Required (Years)
Motor bicycles 3
Motor bicycles with side car 3

Class III

(up to 450kg unladen weight)

Vehicle Type Age First Test Certificate Required (Years)
3 Wheeled Vehicles 3

Classes IV & IVa

(Class IVa includes seat belt installation check)

Vehicle Type Age First Test Certificate Required (Years)
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 3
Motor Caravans 3
Dual Purpose Vehicles 3
PSV’s (up to 8 seats) 3
Ambulances & Taxis 1
Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances (9 – 12 Passenger Seats) 1
Class IVa -

Class V

(with more than 13 passenger seats)

Vehicle Type Age First Test Certificate Required (Years)
Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances - 13 – 16 passenger seats 1
Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances - More than 16 passenger seats 1

Class Va

(includes seatbelt installation check)

Vehicle Type Age First Test Certificate Required (Years)
13 – 16 passenger seats -
More than 16 passenger seats -

Class VII

Vehicle Type Age First Test Certificate Required (Years)
Goods Vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg DGW) 3
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