The primary aim of the Driving and Vehicle Standards agency is to promote road safety in Great Britain by improving driving standards. They set the standards for theory and practical driving tests. They are the only organisation authorised to test learner drivers and motorcyclists.
As a Trading Fund, they are required to cover their costs from the driving test fee. Examiners do not have a set number of people they will pass or fail. If you achieve the standard needed, you will pass your test.
DVSA publishes service standards for
Full details of their service standards, their policy for refunding out of pocket expenses, the complaints procedure and how to contact them are contained in their leaflets.
These are available at test centres and DVSA area offices.
Learning to drive
Information for learner drivers and riders, and newly qualified drivers and riders.
Booking and managing a theory test
Book a theory: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
Check, change or cancel a theory test: https://www.gov.uk/change-theory-test
Booking and managing a practical test
Book a theory: https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test
Check, change or cancel a theory test: https://www.gov.uk/change-driving-test
Find your nearest
DVSA’s range of ‘find your nearest’ services includes your nearest theory and practical test centres, and test routes: https://www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla