Critical worker theory test service closes

DVSA will continue to offer a priority service for practical tests for critical workers in England or Wales.

DVSA will no longer be offering a separate emergency theory test service for critical workers. All customers can now book them as normal.

Due to the backlog and high demand for practical driving tests, DVSA will continue to offer a priority service for practical tests for critical workers in England or Wales who work for one of the following:

  • The NHS, in health or social care
  • The emergency services
  • A local council

To qualify the individual must also:

  • Need to drive as part of their job
  • Respond to ‘threats to life’ as part of their job

DVSA continues to work with Scottish Government about critical worker testing in Scotland and will provide an update in due course.

If any of your pupils qualify for the service they’ll need to talk to their employer who will need to apply for them. They can find out more by visiting the emergency driving test for critical worker pages on GOV.UK.

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