You take the practical driving test at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. You must authorise the driving school to book the test session for you.
When you arrive for the test, you will have to present valid proof of identity. You can pay for the test in advance on Your Page, or over the counter before the test. Paying online is cheaper.
You are the driver, and you are responsible for what is done during the test. The test consists of several parts and tasks, and you must solve all tasks without assistance, including the driving itself. The way you solve the tasks will be assessed as a whole, to the extent that this is possible.
The result will be determined when you have completed the test, and you will be told immediately whether you passed or not. You will be given a written statement explaining the decision made.
Vehicle for the practical driving test
- The car you use for the test must have a maximum authorised mass of 3 500 kg or less, and it must have at least four seats.
- The car must be approved as a test vehicle by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
- The trailer must be at least as high and wide as the car, have a maximum authorised mass of at least 1 500 kg, and be loaded with several items with a combined weight of at least 300 kg.
- The sum total of the maximum authorised mass of the car and the maximum authorised mass of the trailer must be more than 3 500 kg.
- The car must be approved for the practical driving test. This means that you must rent it from a driving school.
What the test comprises
When the test begins, you will need to carry out the coupling of car and trailer and conduct a pre-trip check. You will get a safety check task before the driving begins. You may be asked, for example, to check lights, brakes or warning lamps. In addition you will be asked to explain what the cause or consequence might be if something is wrong.
You will be driving for approximately 40 minutes, under varying road and traffic conditions. The route you drive will have been determined in advance. At the end of the test you will have to uncouple the car and trailer.
Tasks you will be given while you drive
You will be given directions in good time as to where to drive. For the most part the driving examiner will ask you to drive towards destinations in the form of place names for which you will find direction signs along the way, but you will also be asked to turn around, park and reverse.
The driving examiner’s assessment
The driving examiner will assess whether you have reached the goals to the extent that you can now practise on your own.
- Emphasis will be placed on how well you handle the vehicle and whether you drive comfortably and efficiently.
- You must master the skills of turning around and reversing with a trailer, and know how and when to use an assistant.
- You must be able to pay attention to the road and traffic situation around you, and the special challenges posed by driving with a trailer.
- Your driving must be predictable and safe and promote efficient traffic flow
- You must plan ahead as you drive, be considerate of the needs of others and to seek efficient interaction with other road users.