Plymouth Theory Test Centre

Detailed below provide the Plymouth Pearson Professional Theory Test Centre contact address details, services offered and advice for booking and taking your theory test.

Driving Theory Test Centre Address
1st Floor, Princess Court
Princess Street


Toilets: Yes
Disabled access:
Translator Booth: No
Welsh Online: No
Tests Available: Car, motorcycle, lorries, buses and coaches


Train stations and bus stations are often a short walk from most theory test centres.

Plymouth Citybus
Bus number 34 stops Athenaeum Place

Station telephone number: 01752 662271. From the station, Plymouth Theory Test Centre is 0.1 miles, or a 3 minute walk.

Arriving by car: Pay-and-display on-street parking available directly outside theory test centre and a multi-storey car park within a short walking distance.


There test bookings are easily completed via one of two methods detailed below. You’ll need your provisional driving licence / number at hand. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) manage all theory test bookings and during the booking process, be sure to mention if you have any reading or hearing difficulties as help is available. The theory test centre in Plymouth is run by Pearson Professional. Contact details of both organisations can be obtained from the booking sections found below.

Book a theory test by telephone
One method for booking a driving theory test is via the automated telephone booking line. Though this system is automated, a DVSA staff member can be reached by listening to the options available at the start of the process. Theory test bookings can be made in Plymouth by visiting the book a driving theory test section.

Book a theory test online
Due to vacant theory test slots being displayed online, internet theory test bookings are a popular option. To book your theory test in Plymouth, see the book a driving theory test section for all DVSA theory test booking information.


Three working days notice are required if you wish to reschedule the theory test for another time and date, or if you wish to cancel the test to receive a full refund. Saturdays are included as a working day.

Plymouth Theory Test Centre
Plymouth Theory Test Centre


The DVSA now send e-mails not letters to confirm your theory test booking. Check you provide the correct e-mail address so that you receive confirmation on the date, time, address and reference number of your theory test. If you have not received an e-mail, check your junk folder. Although not essential to take to the theory test centre, it’s advisable to print this e-mail to show to the centre staff if any problems arise.


Please ensure you take along your photocard provisional driving licence to your theory test appointment. If you hold the older style paper licence, a valid passport must be provided along with your paper licence at Plymouth Theory Test Centre. If you do not hold a passport, you will need to apply for a new driving licence which has the plastic card.

Failure to provide these forms of identification will result in you being unable to take the theory test and also lose your test booking fee. If you have misplaced your licence, contact the DVLA who will send you a replacement. See the learning to drive section for information on obtaining a new licence. Arriving at Plymouth Theory Test Centre in good time is essential as the test centre has strict test slots. Late arrivals will be unable to sit the test and will lose the theory test fee.


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 by Faith

I had my driving theory test today (22/06/17) at 2pm (with Plymouth Pearson Professional Theory Test Centre) and although the test itself went well and most of the staff were respectful, I had a surprising and upsetting encounter with the employee behind the desk (a large man with glasses). After asking my postcode and enquiring as to why it was not a Plymouth postcode, I explained that I was a Plymouth University student. As soon as I mentioned this, the employee quickly began insulting students (expressing his disgust with students and his dislike for the recent election result of labour in this constituency, blaming it on students) to my face, causing direct offence to myself, whilst numerous other members of the public were present in the waiting room. I found this to be very off-putting considering I was about to take my test, as well as being considerably rude, inappropriate and unprofessional.