St Albans Driving Test Centre

Provided are contact details for St Albans Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Hertfordshire.


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Beauver House
6 Bricket Road
St Albans

Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to St Albans Driving Test Centre for wheelchair users. Male and female toilets available. Car parking facilities available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi


Expected during the driving test from St Albans Driving Test Centre is a wide variety of roads. From St Albans itself, it is possible to drive out of the city into rural country roads and through villages. The country road driving tutorial assists test candidates for these road types.

Likely are high speed ‘A’ dual carriageway roads such as the A414. Busy roads in St Albans are used to asses your ability for all road systems to include roundabouts, both mini and multi lane, crossroads and junctions both multi lane traffic controlled and quiet unmarked.

Residential streets are often taken to establish your ability for distance clearance of such obstacles as parked vehicles and cyclists. Test manoeuvres and the emergency stop (a 1-in-3 possibility of being requested) are often taken on such roads. The driving test from St Albans will last from 30 to 40 minutes and will include around 10 of independent driving and one of the possible four manoeuvres. The test routes are compiled by the examiners who conduct the tests at each specific test centre.

Test routes are compiled to utilise as many varied road types and traffic systems as possible so to ensure the test candidate is proficient in all aspects of driving. Test routes often include difficult parts and by gaining knowledge of the routes offers valuable insight into what to expect on the test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including St Albans Driving Test Centre.


Ensure you have your theory test pass and provisional driving licence at hand when making a booking. Tests take place throughout the week, including Saturdays at certain test centres. Bookings can be made by telephone or over the internet where test slot availability and dates are displayed.

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at St Albans Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at St Albans Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Practical driving test pass rates vary from centre to centre. This can often be due to the location, often busier areas having a slightly lower pass rate. Driving tests can be taken at any UK test centre. Choosing an area that you feel more confident in may benefit. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


For driving test booking and test amendments such as rescheduling or cancelling, please only contact the DVSA as above. Test centre staff may be contacted directly if you have a question that directly relates to your test – examples may include an issue with your test vehicle (see cars for the driving test), or if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (see driving tests in bad weather for further information). Your test centre contact telephone details (including St Albans Driving Test Centre) may be located driving test centre contact numbers section.


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 19 reviews
 by MK

I took my driving test with Jan Browne on the 22/2/19 and passed, I found her to be amazing, helpful, patient and polite, in complete contrast to other examiners who work at St Albans, so I’d like to give Jan 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 and wish her all the best

 by Lucy

If I saw the reviews here before I took me test, I never would have taken my driving test at St Albans. Janice Brown called my name at the test centre and we both went to the learner car. As soon as the test started, I knew something wasn't right. Jan was indecisive and hesitant on purpose when giving me instructions and always left it to the last second. Janice was very rude and made me feel uncomfortable which was the last thing I wanted during an already stressful situation. After my test finished and we got back to the test centre, I felt confident that I had passed. Janice said I got 8 minor faults and 1 serious fault which meant I failed the test. Jan then gave me a copy of the marking sheet and walked off. I want to make a complaint about her but I don't want to risk getting her as my examiner again when I book my second test. My driving instructor told me she has a reputation for wrongly failing candidates and that I should take my driving test somewhere else.

 by Pregnant

Jan Brown purposefully made me feel uncomfortable whilst heavily pregnant, didn't talk to me when I spoke to her. She put me in an extremely stressful situation with her behaviour. How she still has a job is utterly unbelievable. St Albans should be ashamed. Surely she should be making people feel comfortable so she doesn't make them purposely mess up which could potentially cause accidents. Absolutely shameful and shocking

 by Bethany

Janice strikes again... ended my test feeling confident and proud however due to janice brown irrational marking was left shocked and angry that she is indeed as awful as people have stated, wish I found her reviews before taking my test what an absolute waste of time and money :/

 by Victim of Jan

Another victim of Janice Brown here. She creates an unnecessarily severe atmosphere of unease and tension not conducive to comfortable driving. She is emotionally dead (or so it seems) and indecisive, forcing you into a panic by changing direction instructions in a split second (particularly when travelling on derestricted roads with lunatics whizzing by all around). She should be struck off. I imagine her short person syndrome causes her to seek sadistic empowerment by making test subject's lives a misery.

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