Road Safety Audit Course


Who is this course for?

This course is for qualified civil engineers who want to become qualified to carry out road safety audits on the Irish road network.

This course will prepare road safety engineers to become members of a road safety audit team. From 2013 all road safety auditors carrying out audits on the Irish TERN network need to have a certificate of competence, validated by an EU Member State, in order to carry out road safety audits on the Irish TERN network. This, in addition to the current Irish DMRB requirements (HD19/09) of 5 audits as a trainee and 5 audits as a team member, will be part of the requirements to become a team leader. This course has been approved by the Road Safety Authority and passing the exam will result in this certificate of competence qualification.

Course Duration:

UCD and TMS are pleased to announce that the next RSA course will take place in Summer 2017.

Each day the course will run from 9am-5pm with lunch provided in UCD. Some site visits will also take place on these dates. The dates are as follows:

  • Module 1 – 9th & 10th May 2017
  • Module 2 and 3 – 23rd to 26th May 2017  
  • Module 4 and 5 – 20th to 23rd June 2017 


The course will cover:

  • Road Infrastructure Safety Management in Ireland
  • Collision Data Recording and Analysis
  • Evaluation of Options
  • Economic Assessment
  • Scheme Options for Design
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Design Stage Audis
  • Post Opening Stage Audits


Assessment will take place by way of examination and project work.


Please contact the fees office for details of current fees  


All participants in the course must:

    * Hold a degree in civil engineering or relevant related degree.

    * Have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in road safety or road design.


Applications are now open through the UCD applications system (

Deadline for applications is extended to the 14th April 2017. Please come back to this website for updates.

Instructions for applying: Please use the UCD online applications system and search for "Road Safety Audit". Please ensure you select the correct course offering (May start) Professional Certificate Road Safety Audits (May) PT (T178 )"


Enquiries to Dr. Aoife Ahern, or call 01 716 3218