From the DVSA:


Changes to the theory test service

As part of the roll out of DVSA’s new theory test service, the locations of many theory test centres are changing.

When we wrote to you on 19 July we were not able to confirm the location of some of the new test centres.

We can now confirm another new theory test centre location.

Region A (Scotland and the North)

The new test centre in Lerwick will be located at:
• First Floor, Shetland Arts Development Agency – Mareel, Gutters Gaet, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0WQ.

Booking a test

Tests can now be booked online for this new centre at GOV.UK.

Earlier tests

If your pupils need a test before this date they can find other theory test centres in their local area by looking on the ‘find your nearest’ theory test page on GOV.UK

Thank you for your support and patience as we introduce our new service.


New theory test service goes live today, Monday 6 September

The new theory test service and new location network, for England, Scotland and Wales, starts today, 6 September.

Please continue to remind your pupils, especially those who may have already taken a theory test, that many theory test centre locations have changed.

Your pupils should check the theory test centre address they have been given on their confirmation email so they’re familiar with their test location before travelling to the centre.

Pupils can also check the details of their test online, all they need is their booking reference number.

If they do not turn up for their appointment at the time and location they booked, they will lose their fee and will need to book and pay for a new appointment.

Theory test centres opening soon

We still have more theory test centres to add to our booking system and we’re working closely with the new suppliers to ensure they’re open as soon as possible.

The number of theory test centres in Great Britain will increase from 180 to 202.

We will continue to write to you to let you know when new centres have been added to the booking system.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and your pupils as we continue to build the network.

Preparing for the test

Candidates can also practice their theory test free.

Customer enquiries and complaints

If a pupil has a complaint about a test taken on or before 3 September, please contact Pearson VUE:

[email protected]

For booking enquiries and complaints about a theory test from 6 September, please contact DVSA customer service centre.

[email protected]

Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm