Theory test: cars
There are 2 parts to the test:
You book and take them as a single test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
When you can take the theory testYou can take the theory test from your 17th birthday onwards.
Who needs to take the theory testYou usually need to take the theory test before you can get your full car driving licence.
You don’t need to take the car theory test if you:
- want to upgrade an automatic car licence to a manual one
- already have a category B1 driving licence (3 or 4-wheeled light vehicles)
If you have a moped or motorcycle licenceYou must pass a car theory test before taking the car driving test.
If your licence isn’t from Great BritainFind out if you can drive in Great Britain (GB) with your non-GB licence without taking a theory and driving test.
Change or check your test detailsYou can change the date of your theory test after you’ve booked it.
You can check your appointment details if you’ve lost your booking confirmation.
Rebook your testRebook your theory test if you failed your test and want to resit it. You have to choose a date at least 3 working days away.