Who needs to take the test?


Great Britain licence holders

You usually need to take the theory test before you can get your first full car or motorcycle driving licence.

There are some exceptions.


Who doesn’t need to take the car theory test?


You don’t need to take the car theory test if you have:

  • a full automatic car licence and want to upgrade to a manual car licence

  • a B1 licence (3 or 4-wheeled light vehicles)

You only need to take the driving test.

You can view your driving licence information online to check if the exceptions apply to you.

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