Booking the Theory Test

Book your theory testYou now need to book your theory test online. If you want to book online with no hidden fees use the DVSA's official online booking service. There is no booking fee and you need only pay the standard test fee. Upon booking, you will be given a booking number and sent confirmation. The current test fee is £23.

Cancelling the Theory Test

You are required to give a minimum of three clear working days notice of your decision to cancel or postpone your test, otherwise, you will lose your test fee.

How to arrange a Theory re-test

If you fail the test you will have to wait a minimum of three clear working days before you can take the test again.

Other special requirements

The DVSA are required to make every effort to ensure that the theory test can be taken by all candidates. However, it is important that you discuss your needs with them when booking the test.

To help candidates with dyslexia or other reading problems a headset can be provided with an English language voice-over. You can also ask for up to double the normal time to complete the test. If you have any queries please ring 0300 200 1122 and ask for the Theory Test booking support department.

If you cannot read or write in any of the languages provided, you are allowed to bring a translator with you. However, it must be a DVSA approved translator. Visit the following DVSA webpage for more details:


At the test centre

You must take one of the following items with you to the test centre. Due to Covid 19 restrictions the DVSA have introduces new measures and guidelines for Theory Test candidates. For the most up to date information please visit

1. Your UK photocard driving licence. If you have a licence from Northern Ireland, bring the photocard and paper counterpart licence;
2. A face covering. If you are unable to wear a face covering this must be arranged

It would also be helpful if you take your appointment confirmation notification.

It is extremely important that you arrive in good time at the test centre so that the above documents can be checked. If you arrive after the start time you will not be allowed to sit the test and you will lose your test fee.