How do I book a Theory Test?

You can book a Theory Test online using the Gov’s online booking service.

To book your Theory Test you will need the following:

  • Your valid provisional driving licence number (Great Britain or Northern Ireland)
  • A credit or debit card to pay the £25.00 fee

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Changes to confirmation delivery when you book a Theory Test

Please note that from December 2011, the DVSA no longer send out a letter of confirmation via post. These are now sent electronically via email which means you will get your confirmation come through much quicker than before.

If you book your Theory Test over the phone and don’t have email, the DVSA will still post you a confirmation letter. You will not need to bring either the letter or email confirmation to the Theory Test centre, just your driving licence.

Beware of sites that charge when you book a Theory Test

Please be aware when you book a Theory Test online that you only use the official booking service. There are many websites out there that will offer to book your Theory Test for you, but will also charge you a booking fee on top of the test fee. Some sites will charge as much as £50 or more for something that you can do yourself within a few minutes.

How do I book a Theory Test by phone?

If you would prefer to book your Theory Test by phone, you can call the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency on 0300 200 1122.

Are you ready to book a Theory Test?

Please don’t book your Theory Test before you are ready. Wait until you feel confident, and you are achieving consistently high scores on the Progress Monitor included in Driving Test Success training aids. That way you will save yourself time and money, and avoid the feeling of disappointment. Good luck!

2 COMMENTS

  1. When you book your theory test, do you get to choose the time of day when you will be taking it, or do you get to choose the day only, and take pot luck as to when you will be booked in to attend? Ta.

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