What to take to your tests

You must take:

  • your UK photocard driving licence
  • your theory test pass certificate
  • a moped or motorbike
  • your compulsory basic training (CBT) certificate - unless you’re taking the test to upgrade your full motorcycle licence
  • your module 1 test pass certificate - if you’re taking your module 2 test

Your test will be cancelled and you will not get your money back if you do not take the right things with you.


You must wear:

  • a motorcycle helmet that meets British safety standards (unless you’re Sikh and wearing a turban)
  • motorcycle boots or other sturdy footwear that supports and protects your ankles
  • textile or leather motorcycle trousers or heavy denim trousers
  • a textile or leather motorcycle jacket or a heavy denim jacket with several layers underneath
  • motorcycle gloves

Your driving licence

You need to apply for a replacement driving licence if you lose yours before your test. This could take up to 15 days to arrive.

You should rearrange your test if you do not get the new licence in enough time. You must do this at least 3 working days before your test date or you’ll have to pay again.

If you have a paper licence

You must bring a valid passport and your paper licence if you do not have a photocard driving licence.

If you have a licence from Northern Ireland

You must bring the photocard and paper counterpart if you have a licence from Northern Ireland.

If you’ve lost your theory test certificate

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) with your name and driving licence number.

You’ll be sent a letter that you can take to your test instead of your pass certificate.

DVSA theory test enquiries customercare@pearson.com
Telephone: 0300 200 1122 (press 01)
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
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