All theory tests are run by Pearsons Professional and bookings managed via the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
You are entitled to change a DVSA theory test date free of charge to either a later date or an earlier date than your current theory test date if one is available.
Although there usually isn’t too long to wait for a theory test booking, occasionally there may be longer waiting times than usual.
By frequently checking the availability of earlier theory test dates, a short notice test may become available and you will be able to swap your current theory test time and date for an earlier one.
Provided is information on how to change a theory test date and time along with relevant information you will need to know.
HOW TO CHANGE THEORY TEST DATE
You can change a theory test date booking from any UK theory test centre by using the information on this page. You cannot change a theory test date, time or test centre by contacting test centres directly.
How much notice to change theory test
Three working days’ notice including Saturdays is required to change a theory test date and time. Sundays and public holidays don’t count as working days. If you are not able to provide sufficient notice, you will need to cancel the theory test and lose the test fee and then re book it.
Change theory test date and time online
To change the theory test booking date, time or test centre, you will need your provisional driving licence number at hand. You will also need to ensure that 3 clear working days’ notice is provided. Sundays and public holidays don’t count as working days. To change the date of your UK driving theory test online, visit the DVSA online form.
Change theory test date or time by phone
If any issues are experienced whilst changing your theory test date or time online, you can also change the theory test date by telephone. Ensure you have your provisional driving licence number at hand and that you have provided a minimum of 3 clear working days’ notice. Sundays and public holidays don’t count as working days. To change your theory test date by telephone, call the DVSA on 0300 200 1122.
Other DVSA telephone contact numbers can be obtained from the learning to drive section. Ensure you have the applicable information at hand and If you need to speak to a member of the DVSA, listen to the options provided to be put through.
Opening times are from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday and long delays can be experienced on occasions. You may also e-mail the DVSA. It may take a few days before a response is made.
Change a driving theory test in Northern Ireland
You can change your driving theory test appointment online provided you give three clear working days’ notice. To change a driving theory test in Northern Ireland, please visit the online form.