Booking your theory test
You must have a provisional driving licence to book your theory test. There are 2 parts to the test:
● hazard perception – a video test about spotting hazards on the road
You book and take them as a single test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
When you can take the theory test
You can take the theory test from your 17th birthday onwards. You can take it from your 16th birthday if you get or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Who needs to take the theory test
You usually need to take the theory test before you can get your full car driving licence. You don’t need to take the car theory test if you:
● already have a category B1 driving licence (3 or 4-wheeled light vehicles)
If you have a moped or motorcycle licence
You must pass a car theory test before taking the car driving test.
If your licence isn’t from Great Britain
Find out if you can drive in Great Britain (GB) with your non-GB licence without taking a theory and driving test.
Change or check your test details
Rebook your test
Rebook your theory test if you have failed your test and want to resit it. You have to choose a date at least 3 working days from the date of your last theory test.