8. If you have a Safe Road User Award
You can take a shorter version of the theory test if you got a Safe Road User Award in the last 3 years. It’s called the ‘abridged theory test’.
You have to answer 35 multiple-choice questions instead of 50. The pass mark is 30 out of 35.
You’ll still be tested on 14 hazard perception clips.
Book the test
Book the abridged theory test by phone. You can’t book it online. You need:
- your provisional UK driving licence number
- your Safe Road User Award certificate number
- a credit or debit card
DVSA theory test booking support
Telephone: 0300 200 11 22
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges
Check you're allowed to drive
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
Get a provisional driving licence
Driving lessons and practice
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
Prepare for your theory test
Book and manage your theory test
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
Book and manage your driving test
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
When you pass
You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.
You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.