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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Book your official DSA practical driving test online

The quickest and easiest way to book your official Driving Standards Agency (DSA) practical driving test is online. When you book using this official service, you only pay the cost of the test – there is no extra booking fee.

What you will need

When you can book

You can book online between 6.00 am and 11.40 pm

It takes around 15 minutes to book your practical test online. You'll need:

  • your valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence number
  • your credit or debit card details
  • a theory test pass date and certificate number (if appropriate)
  • your driving instructor's personal reference number so you can check they're available - but you can book without doing this

When you can book online

You can use the online booking service between 6.00 am and 11.40 pm, Monday to Sunday.

Lost theory test pass certificate number

You can find your theory test pass certificate number online if you have lost your original letter.

Protecting your data

You can read the Data Protection Act 1998 - Fair Processing Notice for DSA before you start.

How to pay for your test

The cost

When you book your test on Directgov, you only pay the cost of your practical test - there's no extra booking fee

DSA can only accept the following cards:

  • Delta
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Retaking your test

If you took your practical test today but didn't pass, you can take another test of the same category after:

  • three clear working days for a lorry, bus or motorcycle module one test
  • ten clear working days for a car or motorcycle module two test

Help with this service

You can watch a video guide to booking your practical test online by clicking the link below.

If you have any problems when using this service, please contact DSA's customer service team.

Provided by the Driving Standards Agency

Additional links

Need to change your test?

If you need to check, change or cancel your practical test, do it online

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