Watford Driving Test Centre

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


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
CP House
Otterspool Way
WD25 8HU

Test Centre Details:  Waiting room for Watford Driving Test Centre is situated on the 1st floor – access by stairs only. There is a bell push button by the entrance for candidates who require wheelchair access. Male and female toilets available. Test candidate car parking facilities available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi


The driving test from Watford Driving Test Centre will involve many road types. Situated near rural roads, these types of roads feature on this test on many occasions. Busy town roads will include various roundabouts, junctions and crossroads.

Residential streets are likely as these tend to be narrow and can be hazardous for learners due to oncoming vehicles and narrow width constraints – see passing parked cars. High speed ‘A’ roads such as the A41 dual carriageway system is common place during the test. Expect a single test manoeuvre from the possible four with the emergency stop procedure having a 1-in-4 possibility of being requested.

The examiner will set aside 10 minutes of test time for the independent part of the test. The driving test from Watford Driving Test Centre can be challenging due to high traffic and complicated roads and roundabouts. To gain further understanding of the various roads you will be taking during the driving test from Watford Driving Test Centre, visit the Watford driving test routes section.

Examiners who conduct the tests develop the test routes for their test centres with the intention of taking the test candidate through as many varied road types and traffic systems as possible, within the time given. This is to ensure test candidates can deal with all situations and often involves difficult areas. Concentrate on the difficult areas of Watford. An ideal time for booking the driving test in Watford may be from 10AM to 3PM. The traffic within these times should be a little less than normal. Depending on your area, it may be worth checking test centre availability for Saturday tests if the traffic is reduced at these times of week.


During the driving test booking process, details of which can be found below, you’ll be required to enter details from your theory test pass certificate and your provisional driving licence. You will then be able to select from test availability times and dates.

Watford Driving Test Centre
Watford Driving Test Centre

Book a driving test by phone
Driving tests can be booked by telephone where an automated service will take you through the process. The book a driving test section details the process and telephone numbers needed to book a test at Watford Driving Test Centre. If you require a person to speak to, 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 Watford 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.


Pass rates from each driving test centre vary, often due to location. As a UK resident, you can book and take your driving test at any practical test centre within the UK, allowing you to choose the location you feel more confident with. 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 Watford Driving Test Centre) may be located driving test centre contact numbers section.


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 16 reviews
 by Emma

Graham is absolutely lovely..so polite and put me at ease from the second I met him so I was very relaxed. I failed but the fault was entirely mine. I felt bad for letting poor Graham down as he was lovely but the result was fair

 by Bibi

I failed but I had Allan or Allen as examiner and he was very calm and polite Thank you 😊

 by Watford

One of the worst place to do your test here it’s good to look for other place and also some people here so rude

 by Ken

Peter failed my friend intentionally I was accompanying him, really interesting centre, feels like they are open to making money...

 by James

Not impressed. 3 Tests. One fail justified, 2 by the same examiner for ridiculous reasons. Going too fast through a width restriction (I proceeded through it at 5mph). Instructor was not impressed with him. Failed again with same man on final corner, car pulled out in front of me, I slammed the brakes on to avoid a collision, he failed me for undue hesitation despite my attentiveness. He proceeded to praise how well I drove and how safe he felt, yet still gave me a fail. My instructor was in the back and agreed it was very harsh to fail me. Avoiding this centre now and trying else where, feel conned and hurt by this examiner.

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