Book your practical driving test online
The Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) release Category B (private car) driving test appointments five months ahead. Appointments are released on the first working day of each month. You can book driving tests on Saturdays and at certain centres on Sundays.
Before you start
It is strongly recommended that you wear a face covering during the test. This also applies to any observers or interpreters present. Face coverings will still be available and may be worn by examiners.
When booking a driving test online you’ll need:
- driver licence number and date of birth
- a debit or credit card
- a valid email address (check your spam/ junk folders for emails)
Evening and weekend appointments are charged at a premium rate.
You only need to log into the service if you’re a large vehicle or large driving school operator that has signed an agreement with the DVA.
The DVA offers facilities for candidates with special needs or physical disabilities.
If you are deaf, have severe hearing problems, are restricted in your movements, or have any disability that may affect your driving, call the number at the link below to book a suitable appointment.
When you book your test, let the operator know that you're calling about a ‘Driving test for a candidate with a disability’, and tell them if you:
- are deaf or have severe hearing difficulties
- are in any way restricted in your movements
- have any physical disability
No matter how serious your disability might be, you will still take the same driving test as every other test candidate. However, more time may be allowed for the test. This is to allow the examiner to talk to you about your disability and any adaptations fitted to your vehicle.
Book by phone
You can book a practical driving test for a private car or motorcycle by phone. Lines are open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Calls are charged at local rate.
You don't need an application form but it is advisable to have your provisional driving licence, your theory test certificate and credit or debit card details handy when making the call.
Northern Ireland residency
If you want to take a theory or practical driving test in NI, you must be normally resident in NI. If you have a GB provisional licence and want to take a motorcycle, car, bus or lorry theory test in NI, before booking your test you'll need to fill in a residency declaration form and send it to DVA with proof you're resident in NI.
You can find out how any personal information you send to the Department for Infrastructure (Driver and Vehicle Agency) when using this service will be handled by viewing their privacy notice.