Book The Theory Test

The quickest and easiest way to book, check, change or cancel your driving or riding theory test is online. The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) recommends that you book on Directgov. You can also book by phone or by post.

Book your theory test online

The quickest and easiest way to book your theory test is online. When you book online you'll see all the available appointments.


How to book your theory test by phone

To book a theory test over the phone you'll need a:
  • valid UK driving licence
  • valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, MasterCard, Delta and Visa Electron cards are accepted)

Telephone 0300 200 1122

How to book your theory test by post

You can download a theory test application form from the link below, or get one by contacting the DSA booking line.


How you can pay when booking by post
You can pay by cheque or postal order, but cash payments aren't accepted.
DSA does not provide gift vouchers as a way of paying for theory tests.


Before you book your theory test

You can find your nearest theory test centre online before you book your test by using the link below.



How long it takes to get a theory test appointment

DSA aims to give you a theory test appointment within two weeks of your preferred date and time. However, you might have a shorter or longer wait depending on where and when you take your test.


Taking your theory test if you have special needs

When you book your theory test you should say if you have any special needs. This is so DSA can make reasonable adjustments for your test. Find out what you need to tell DSA about if you have special needs from the link below.