Book Your Theory Test.

Are you ready to book your theory test?

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You can sit your driving theory test at any time, even before you start to take driving lessons if you want. It's totally up to you. If you have started to take lessons, your driving instructor can advise you on the optimum time to sit your driving theory test, and can also advise which study materials to use. The Driving Theory test currently costs £31.00 .


Please note: the DSA provides numerous facilities for people with special requirements (e.g. disabilities; language or hearing barriers; dyslexia). Click here for more information.

There are a number of ways to book your driving theory test. The quickest and easiest way to book is by using the DSA online booking service . You can also book by phone or by postal application.

Booking by phone.

To book your theory test by phone you will need to have your provisional licence to hand and valid credit or debit card details to make the required payment(Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro, Delta and Solo cards are all accepted).

Telephone bookings can be made between 8am and 6pm, from Monday to Friday, except on bank holidays. Telephone numbers are detailed below.

  • Theory test booking line - 0300 200 1122
  • Welsh language booking line - 0300 200 1133
  • Minicom booking line - 0300 200 1166
  • Fax booking line - 0300 200 1177

  • Booking by post

    To book your theory test by post, you will need an application form. These are available:

  • to download from the DSA website.
  • from any driving test centre.
  • from any Post Office.

  • Payment can be made either by cheque or postal order. No cash payments will be accepted by post.

    After you book your theory test, you will receive formal notification, in writing, of your test date through the post generally within 5-7 working days. With your first test confirmation letter, you will receive a DVD called 'Are you ready?' This DVD fully explains the driving theory test process.

    Changing, or Cancelling, your Theory Test Appointment.

    If you wish to change your theory test date, or cancel your test, you can either manage your test date using the online booking service by selecting 'change/cancel your theory test', or by telephoning the theory test booking line, using the numbers detailed above. You must give 3 full working days notice of change or cancellation to avoid losing your test fee.

    driving theory test

    When attending to sit your theory test you will be required to bring your theory test invitation letter and both parts of your valid provisional licence. If you do not have a new style photographic licence, you must bring additional photographic identification, in the form of a current, valid passport, along with your old style licence. If you do not bring the correct documentation to the theory test centre on the day of your test, you will not be allowed to sit the test and you will lose your booking fee. You are required to arrive at the test centre at least 15 minutes before the test start time.

    At the end of the test you will be informed by the test centre staff whether you have passed or failed. If you pass, you will be given a theory pass certificate, which is valid for 2 years from the date of passing and is required to book your UK practical driving test. In the event that you fail you will be notified at the end of the test. To re-sit the test, you will then have to book your theory test again using one of the above booking procedures.

    * Prices correct as of 11th May 2010.

    We hope this page has the information that you were looking for and that it helps you when you're ready to book your theory test. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us . We'd be happy to help.

    Antonine Driving School , for a DSA Approved Driving Instructor.

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