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 or tasks, and you need to solve the tasks independently, both when it comes to driving and the other tasks you are given. 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 or not you passed. You will be given a written statement explaining the decision made.
Vehicle for the practical driving test
- The tractor you use for your practical driving test must be approved as a test vehicle by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
- You must provide a vehicle for the test yourself. Most candidates rent their vehicle from a driving school.
What the test comprises
When the test begins, you will need to carry out the coupling of tractor and trailer and conduct a pre-trip check before you start driving. You will be driving for 45 minutes, under varying road and traffic conditions. The route you drive will have been determined in advance.
You will be given a safety check task before the driving begins. You may be asked, for example, to check the lights, brakes, or warning lamps. In addition you will be asked to explain what the cause or consequence might be if something is wrong.
At the end of the test you will have to uncouple the tractor and trailer. The way you prepare yourself and the vehicles prior to driving, and the way you conclude the drive and secure the vehicles after the drive, are also parts of the test.
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 you will be asked to drive towards destinations in the form of place names for which you will find direction signs along the way. Among other things, you will 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 practise on your own from now.
- Emphasis will be placed on whether you have adequate vehicle control and are able to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicles.
- 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.
- 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 seek efficient interaction with other road users.