The official DVSA theory test booking service is the easy way to make any of the different types of theory driving test bookings.
You can book a theory test for motorcycles, buses, lorries, and the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) part 1a and 1b (theory) and part 2 (case studies).
BEFORE YOU BOOK: You will need to have your United Kingdom driving licence number ready, along with:
You must also have lived in England, Wales, or in Scotland for a minimum of six months (185 days) within the last twelve (12) month period (prior to the test date).
Note: You can use your postcode to search online and find the nearest theory test centres in your area.
There is no need to take a theory test before booking your driving test, if you will only be upgrading from:
Likewise, you would NOT need to take the DVSA driving theory test in preparation of booking:
Note: You can get further help by contacting the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). This service is most helpful for people without an email address to book a theory test by telephone.
DVSA Theory Test Booking Support
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Check charges for phone calls.
You will need to take certain documents along to your theoretical examination (e.g. a valid photocard or paper drivers licence).
Note: Failing to take the correct things to your theory test can result in a cancellation. In this case, you would not get a refund of the money.
Using the online booking service means you would be able to:
You will need to have your United Kingdom driving licence number to change a theory test appointment online.
Note: You should give the bookings centre a minimum notice of three (3) working days to avoid having to pay again. Sundays and public holidays will not count as a working day.
You can check the date and time of your appointment via the online service. Use it to find a lost or deleted confirmation email of your driving test appointment.
Providing you have a valid UK driver's licence, the online facility allows you to check:
You can get a refund if you cancel your theory driving test providing you give at least three (3) clear working days of notice.
DVSA Driving Theory Test Booking Process in United Kingdom