Book your practical driving test for:

  • cars
  • motorcycles
  • lorries, buses and coaches
  • approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 and 3 tests

If you cannot wear a face covering

When booking, you must say if you cannot wear a face covering during your driving test. You must also give a good reason for this.

Your test will be cancelled if you come for your test without a face covering and you did not say that you could not wear one when you booked it.

If you cannot wear a face covering you may not be able to take your test at the test centre of your choice.

How to say you cannot wear a face covering

When you’re asked if you have any special requirements, select ‘Special learning or educational needs’, even if you cannot wear a face covering for a physical reason. Say that you cannot wear a face covering and give your reason there.

What counts as a good reason

Good reasons are things like:

  • having a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability
  • wearing it would cause you severe distress

Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.

This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You’ll be put in a queue when you start booking your driving test - you’ll be told how long you’ll need to wait once you begin. This is faster than booking by phone because the phone lines are very busy at the moment.

You can book a test up to 18 weeks in the future. There is no waiting list or cancellation list.

Book a test online

This service is available from 6am to 11:40pm.

Start now on the driving test booking service

Before you start

You need your:

  • UK driving licence number
  • credit or debit card
  • driving instructor’s personal reference number if you want to check they’re available

You can check the cost of your driving test 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 test.

There’s a different service to book your driving test in Northern Ireland.

You can check for earlier appointments after you’ve booked. These are sometimes called ‘cancellation appointments’.

Book a test to upgrade your licence

You must call the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) if you need an ‘upgrade’ test, such as automatic to manual car, or medium-sized lorry to a large lorry.

DVSA driving test booking support
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

When you do not need a theory test

You must usually have passed your theory test before booking.

You do not need a theory test to book a:

  • tractor test
  • test to upgrade from automatic to manual
  • test to progress through the motorcycle categories (progressive access)
  • car and trailer test
  • lorry and trailer test
  • bus and trailer test
  • large lorry test, when you’ve got a medium lorry licence
  • large bus test, when you’ve got a medium bus licence

Help with your booking

Contact DVSA to get help booking your test.

DVSA driving test booking support\
customerservices@dvsa.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges