Driving CPC Test

Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) part 1 test is a theory test. You can book it as soon as you get your provisional license.

About The Driving CPC Test

The test is split into 2 parts- multiple choice questions and the hazard perception test. You can take the test on the same day however, you can book them separately. You have 2 years to pass both tests to get your theory test certificate. 

Prerequisites For the Driving CPC Test

Following is the list of documents you are required to submit:

  • A Great Britain photocard driving licence
  • A Northern Ireland photocard driving licence
  • An EU photocard driving licence 

In case you do not have a photocard driving license, you are required to bring your paper license and a valid passport. 


Note: Please bring these documents to ensure your test is not cancelled.

You can use the given books to prepare for the theory test and take on the practice test.

1. Multiple-choice questions

The multiple-choice test comprises 100 questions. You have 1 hour and 55 minutes to answer them. You will be given instructions on how the test works before it begins. A question and several possible answers appear on the screen. You must choose the correct answer. 

The passing mark for the test is 85 out of 100 questions.

2.  Hazard Perception Test 

Before the test starts, you will be shown a video about how it works.19 video clips will then be shown to you. The videos include typical road scenarios with at least one “developing hazard,” but one of the videos has two.

You score points for detecting the hazards as they emerge as they take place.

Note: A developing hazard is something that would compel you to take appropriate action, such as adjusting your speed or direction.

This section requires a score of 67 out of 100 to pass.

Driving CPC Test Results

At the testing location, you’ll receive a letter with the results of the theory exam section you just completed. Your certificate for the theory test will be mailed to you once you have passed both sections. This is required for scheduling your Driver CPC Part 3a and Part 3b driving examinations.

Following your first-part test completion, your theoretical test certificate is good for two years. You must pass the Driver CPC part 3a and part 3b driving tests within two years, or you will have to retake the part 1 theoretical test.

What If You Fail the Driving CPC Test

You will receive a results letter with feedback explaining why you failed. 

You can schedule a second theoretical test right away, but you have to wait another three full working days to take it.