Driving Theory Test

Highway code bookletBefore starting an intensive driving course you will need to have already passed your driving theory test as you will need this before you can take your practical test. It is important that you do not underestimate this test and revise for it in advance, many people fail this thinking it is going to be easy. In order to book your driving theory test you will need your provisional driving licence (Provisional Licences) and a debit or credit card.

Driving Theory Test Centres

The driving theory test centres in and around Kent are Chatham, Canterbury, New Romney, Tunbridge Wells, Sidcup and Hastings. The locations and full addresses for these centres, with Google map links, can be found below. You can also enter your postcode at Driving Theory Test Postcode Search and it will list the nearest test centres to you.

Chatham,
14-16 High Street,
Chatham,
ME4 4EP

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Canterbury,
Invicta House, Lower Bridge Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2LG

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New Romney,
St Marys Village Hall,
St Marys Bay,
New Romney,
TN29 0SW

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Tunbridge Wells,
Foundation House,
Coach and Horses Passage,
The Pantiles,
Tunbridge Wells,
TN2 5NP

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Hastings,
Phillips House,
Ponswood Industrial Estate,
Drury Lane,
St Leonards, Hastings,
TN38 9BA

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Sidcup,
Planwell House,
LEFA Business Park,
Edgington Road,
Sidcup,
DA14 5BH
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What will I need to do?

To pass your driving theory test you will need to complete both a set of multiple choice questions and a hazard perception test. These are both completed together at your test centre and if you fail one part you fail the whole test. For the multiple choice test there will be 50 questions and you will have 57 minutes to complete these. The pass mark for the multiple choice section is 43 out of 50. This will be followed by the hazard perception test where you have to identify developing hazards from video clips shown to you. For more information on the driving theory test, including links to resources, please use the following links:

You will be given the results of your theory test straight after you have completed it at the test centre.

How much will it cost?

The most up to date costs for all driving theory and practical tests can be found via the following link: Driving Test Costs.