Cookies on GOV.UK
We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use GOV.UK, remember your settings and improve government services.
We also use cookies set by other sites to help us deliver content from their services.
View cookies
GOV.UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance and support
Part of
Learn to drive a car: step by step
Book your theory test
Book your driving theory test for:
This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).
Wearing a face covering at your test
In England, you can choose whether or not to wear a face covering at your test.
In Scotland and Wales, you must wear a face covering at your test. If you do not wear one, you must have a good reason, for example:
Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.
If you cannot wear a face covering in Scotland or Wales
After you’ve booked your test online, you must email DVSA to say why you cannot wear a face covering. If you do not, and you come to your test without a face covering, your test will be cancelled.
Include ‘face covering exemption’ in the subject line. Add your name, driving licence number and theory test details to the email.
You may not be able to take your test at the test centre of your choice.
DVSA theory test enquiries
customercare@pearson.com (for tests up to 3 September)
theorycustomerservices@dvsa.gov.uk (for tests from 4 September)
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges
When you must not go to your test
You must stay at home (self-isolate) and not go to your test if:
Change your theory test appointment for free if you need to self-isolate on the day of your test.
Book a test online
You need your:
Start now
on the theory test booking service
Before you start
You must have lived in England, Wales or Scotland for at least 185 days in the last 12 months before the day you take your theory or driving test.
Car and motorcycle tests cost £23.
Lorry and bus tests cost:
When you book your test, say if you have a reading difficulty, health condition or disability.
When you do not need a theory test
You do not need to take a theory test before you book a driving test to upgrade:
You do not need to take a theory test before you book a:
Help with your booking
Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to get help booking your theory test.
DVSA theory test enquiries
customercare@pearson.com (for tests up to 3 September)
theorycustomerservices@dvsa.gov.uk (for tests from 4 September)
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges
There’s a different service to book your theory test in Northern Ireland.
Part of
Learn to drive a car: step by step
1
2
3
and
4
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
Book your theory test £23
What to take to your test
Change your theory test appointment
Check your theory test appointment details
Cancel your theory test
5
6
Is this page useful?
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support
Brexit
Check what you need to do
Services and information
BenefitsBirths, deaths, marriages and careBusiness and self-employedChildcare and parentingCitizenship and living in the UKCrime, justice and the lawDisabled peopleDriving and transportEducation and learningEmploying peopleEnvironment and countrysideHousing and local servicesMoney and taxPassports, travel and living abroadVisas and immigrationWorking, jobs and pensions
Departments and policy
How government works​Departments​Worldwide​Services​Guidance and regulationNews and communications​Research and statisticsPolicy papers and consultations​Transparency and freedom of information releases
Help Privacy Cookies Accessibility statementContact Terms and conditionsRhestr o Wasanaethau CymraegGovernment Digital Service
All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated
© Crown copyright