5. Bus and lorry driver theory test

The theory test is made up of 2 parts - multiple choice and hazard perception.

You can book the test online.

It doesn’t matter which one you take first but you need to pass both within 2 years of each other to get your theory test certificate.

After passing the theory tests

You’ll get a pass letter with the results for the part of the theory test you’ve just taken.

When you’ve passed both parts, you’ll get sent your theory test certificate with your theory test number on it.

You’ll need the theory test number when you book your practical test.

Your theory test certificate is valid for 2 years from when you passed the first part of the test.

If you don’t take your practical test within 2 years of passing the first part of the test, you’ll have to retake that part again.

If you fail the theory tests

You’ll get a results letter with feedback telling you why you’ve failed.

You can book another theory test straight away but you can’t take the test for another 3 clear working days.

Cancelled tests

You might be able to apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if the Driving Standard Agency (DSA) cancels your test at short notice.

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