Check Driving Test Time and Date

All driving tests regardless of test centre are managed via the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Upon booking a practical driving test, the DVSA will send a confirmation e-mail to the address provided. Unfortunately with the many spam filters used, driving test confirmation e-mails can often be seen as junk or worst still get deleted.

The DVSA do however provide a service where you can check the UK driving test date to confirm that it is indeed booked. You are able to use this service to check the driving test date of your practical test between 6.00 am and 11.40 pm.


You can check a driving test date and time by using the details on this page. You will not be able to check a driving test date by contacting driving test centres directly. Only the DVSA have driving test booking details stored on their database.

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Use the official government website to check your driving test date or time

Check driving test date and time online

To check driving test dates of both previous and future test bookings, you will need to provide some information. You will need to provide two of the following pieces of information:

  • your valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence number
  • your application reference number
  • your theory test pass certificate number

By filling out the DVSA check driving test form, you will be able to check your current driving test date and time without the need to change it.

In the event that you experience any problems with this online service, you may use alternative methods to contact the DVSA and check your driving test date and time.

Check driving test booking by phone

You may contact the DVSA by telephone to check a driving test date. Though this is an automated telephone service, a representative of the DVSA can be reached by listening to the available options.

Although the easiest way to check your driving test date is online, you may alternatively call the DVSA on 0300 200 1122. 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. Please include two of the three pieces of information listed above in your e-mail.

Check a practical driving test in Northern Ireland

You can check your practical driving test appointment online. To check a practical driving test in Northern Ireland, please visit the online form.

10 thoughts on “Check Driving Test Time and Date”

  1. Danielle cawthera

    How long is the waiting list for practical tests please

  2. Hello Danielle
    It varies depending on the test centre. Through the booking a test process, it will tell you the current waiting time for the test centre of your choice.

  3. Brandon

    My daughter has had her test booked for months and was due to take the test on 5 December at 1015am only to receive an email at 1740 pm on the 4th December saying it has been rescheduled For 31st December at 1111am, not even a 24 hr notice, to say I am disappointed is an understatement.

  4. Hi Brandon,
    Yes they do that unfortunately. It’s often due to an examiner being unwell.

  5. Azadeh

    My practical test at Poole test center has canceled two times due to the Pandemic. But, still I have not received any update for rescheduling test date from the test center. How long does it take time to receive an update?

  6. Hi Azadeah,
    It is frustrating. The DVSA have a huge backlog of tests to get through. I would think that they will employ a more examiners on a temporary basis to help with this issue.

  7. Alex

    I have lost the email wirh my driving test booking reference do you know how I get a new one as I want to apply for cancellations but cannot without one

  8. Emilia

    Hi, I’m trying to book a practical driving test and have trouble as no available dates, is anyone able to say if it is a glitch or if there are any dates available in next few months, as whenever I checked various days nothing come up.
    Will appreciate any help.

  9. Hi Emilia,
    The DVSA release new test dates in batches. Keep checking and soon you should see new dates available.

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