Help, I’ve Lost My Theory Test Pass Certificate

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Help, I’ve Lost My Theory Test Pass Certificate

Help, I've Lost My Theory Test Pass Certificate

When you pass your theory test, after many driving lessons, we’re sure that you’ll be eager to progress to the practical test and hopefully secure your full driving licence. You will need your theory test certificate to hand in order to book your practical test. But what happens if you have lost your theory test certificate?

Firstly, try not to panic. This is more common than you think and in this article, we’re going to look at the significance of the theory test certificate and the steps to take when you’ve lost yours.

Perhaps you lost your certificate when you moved house and it was misplaced or it was accidentally damaged. Whatever the reason it is possible to find the information you need to make sure that you can book your practical driving test, including the test pass certificate number.

Significance Of The Theory Test Pass Certificate

Once you have completed your driving theory test, it’s easy to relax and think that part is over and done with. But, in order to book your practical driving test you will need to keep your theory test pass certificate safe. This is because, in order to book your practical driving test you will need the vital pass certificate number, located on your theory test pass certificate.

If you have already booked the practical driving test, you will still need your theory test pass certificate in case you need to change the date of your driving test.

Steps To Take When You’ve Lost Your Theory Test Pass Certificate

As we said, try not to panic if you have lost your theory pass certificate. There are steps that you can take to find out the information your need, including your certificate number.

Take a deep breath and try to stay calm. The plan of action that you need to take is simple. Begin by visiting the ‘Find your lost Theory Test Pass Certificate Number‘ page on the Direct Gov website. Here you will be advised to contact the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) with the following information:

  • your full name as it appears on your driving licence
  • your UK provisional license number
  • your date of birth

You can contact the DVSA by phone Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and once you have provided your details, they will send you a letter that you can take to your practical driving test instead of your pass certificate. This will include your all-important theory test certificate number.

Conclusion

If you have lost your theory pass certificate which includes your certificate number, we hope that you feel at ease knowing that this can be easily recovered. The replacement letter that you can obtain from DVSA, including the lost theory test certificate number that you need to take your practical driving test.

To contact the DVSA by phone, call them on 0300 200 1122.

If you are yet to take or need to retake your theory test, take a look at our articles; Our 5 Best Theory Test Apps 2023 and How to Pass Your Theory Test for help and advice.

Olie Smith
Olie Smith
Olie Smith is a DSA Fully Approved Driving instructor with years of professional experience in driver training. Oliver set up Totally Driving to give a more bespoke, personal feel to driving lessons.

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