To Book The Practical Test
is usually a waiting time for tests. The waiting times varies
from place to place but can range from a few weeks to 12
weeks. The times to take the test are at :-
and weekday evening tests are available at some driving
test centres. The fee for these are higher than for a driving
test during normal working hours on weekdays. Evening tests
are available during the summer months only.
can book your practical test in a number of ways:-
most popular way to book the practical test is by telephone,
using your credit card or debit card. The person who books
the test must be the cardholder. If you book by this method
you’ll be given the date and time of your test immediately.
can do this by calling 0870 010 1372 at any time between
8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
Welsh speakers can telephone 0870 010 0372
Northern Ireland: booking and enquiries 0845 600 6700
you phone you should have:
theory test pass certificate number
driver number shown on your licence
type of test you wish to book ( car, motorcycle, LGV,
personal details (name, address, day / evening telephone
school code number (if known. This is used so your instructor
is not double booked)
days or periods
the call please advise of any disability or any special
will be given a booking number and will be sent an appointment
card with your details of the time and date of your test.
Check the Date and time of your allotted test with your
DSA now provides an on-line booking system which can be
used between 6.00am and Midnight. This can be accessed at
a practical test you will need a:-
UK driving licence number.
Theory test Pass Certificate number.
Valid debit/credit card for payment (please ensure that
you are the cardholder). The following cards are acceptable
only can you book your test on-line but you can also Change,
Check and Cancel a test
a test booking online
a test booking, you will need to enter your UK driving licence
number, you will then be able to check the status of any
future test you have booked, including when and where the
test is booked; and whether the booking is confirmed or
'pending'. A pending booking is a booking that we cannot
confirm until we have checked your entitlement.
can apply for your practical test by Post using form DL26
(Practical Driving Test. The form is also available
from Test Centres or from your driving instructor
the completed form with your payment by cheque or postal
order ( do not send cash) to:-
Driving Standards Agency
PO Box 280
or Cancelling your Practical Test
or cancel your appointment for the practical test, you must
phone or write to the DSA, giving at least 10 clear working
days' notice, or you will lose your test fee.
English speakers: 0870 0101 372
Welsh speakers: 0870 0100 372
Minicom: 0870 0107 372
Fax booking: 0870 0102 372
Or write to:
The Driving Standards Agency
PO Box 280
Newcastle upon Tyne