Your CRW is valid for less than 12 months because your Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness (CVR) test was overdue and our system for creating CRWs takes into account your obligation to have your commercial vehicle tested every year. You will not benefit from delaying having your vehicle tested.
The CRW is valid for less than 12 months because the vehicle you purchased did not have a valid CRW at the time of its CVR test. Anyone purchasing a used vehicle should ensure it has a valid CRW at the time of purchase, otherwise the vehicle will be overdue its test and will receive a CRW valid for less than 12 months.
It is important to note that a CRW is proof that a vehicle met a set of basic safety requirements on the day it passed its test. Only test items that are visible and accessible can be assessed at the CVR testing centre. A CRW should therefore not be regarded as a warranty for your vehicle.
You can find out when a vehicle is due its CVR Test by clicking on the “Check my CRW” button bellow.
If your vehicle has a valid roadworthiness certificate issued by another EU Member State , from 20 May 2018 you can have it exchanged for an Irish-issued EU recognition certificate. You must complete the roadworthiness certificate recognition application form and send it to us. Once the foreign CRW is validated and in order, we will then send you an EU recognition certificate. The expiry date will then be aligned to the expiry date on the out-of-state certificate of roadworthiness. Visit our mutual recognition of EU roadworthiness certificates page for further information.
From 20 May 2018, if you import a second-hand vehicle that is more than one year old, the test due date will be aligned to the date of first registration of the vehicle in Ireland. The CRW expiry date is calculated based on that date rather than on the date the test was passed .
If you import a second-hand vehicle that is less than one year old, then the test due date will be aligned to the date of first registration in the country of origin.
Under current legislation – S.I. No.347 of 2013 Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness (Vehicle Testing) (No.2) Regulations 2013 (PDF) CRW’s for a 12 month period are only issued where the vehicle is tested on time.