Practical driving test
You take your driving test at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon).
You can either authorise your driving school to book a test session for you or you can book the test yourself.
Before you can take the driving test
You need to have completed all mandatory training before you can take the practical driving test. Your training must also be registered in our systems. In addition:
- The police must have approved your conduct history.
- You must have passed the theory test.
- You must have submitted a health certificate, if applicable.
You can always check how far you have come in your training, whether we have received your health certificate, and whether your conduct history has been approved, on Your Page.
You take the driving test at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon). The practical driving test varies depending on the category of the driving licence you are tested for.
Taking the driving test with automatic transmission
If you pass your driving test with automatic transmission, you will get a driving licence with a code showing that you may only drive vehicles with automatic transmission.
If you later need to drive cars with manual transmission, you will have to take a new driving test with a manual transmission car. You can learn to drive with manual transmission privately, or take driving lessons.
Taking the driving test with manual transmission
If you pass your driving test with a manual transmission car, you will be able to drive cars with both transmission systems.
Be well prepared when you take the test
Your best move is to be well prepared so that you pass your driving test the first time you try. If you fail, waiting time will be longer for you as well as for other people wanting to take the test.
How to pay for the test
When you book a session for the practical driving test, you will be given a deadline for how late the session may be cancelled. Once the cancellation deadline has expired, you will receive an SMS saying that you can pay for the test on Your Page.
You can also pay for the test when you come to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, but this will be more expensive.
If you are unable to take a test you have booked, you need to cancel the booking no later than the second-last business day before the test, to avoid being charged for the test.
When you take the practical driving test
When you arrive to take your practical driving test, you will have to present valid proof of identity.
You have to provide a vehicle for the test yourself. The vehicle you use for your practical driving test must be approved by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and must be rented from a driving school.
The test lasts up to 75 minutes and is divided into three parts
The test lasts for 65 -75 minutes, depending on the category you are being tested in.
The practical test is divided into three parts:
- Preparing the vehicle
- Safety check. You will be given a randomly selected question/task, for example on testing the brakes or refilling windscreen washer fluid.
- Driving. The drive itself is the most extensive part and it follows a predetermined route. Your examiner will provide you with directions as you go.
You must drive and solve the tasks you are given without assistance. The test will, to the extent that this is possible, be assessed as a whole. It is you who are the driver, and who are responsible for what is done during the test.
After the practical driving test
As soon as the test is over, you will be told whether you passed or not, and you will be given a written statement explaining the decision made.
If you passed your driving test
When you have passed your driving test, you will receive an SMS saying whether you can order your driving licence on Your Page, or whether you need to order it at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon).
Your driving licence will be sent to you by post regardless of how the order is made. You can also collect it yourself at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
You will receive a temporary driving permit once you have passed your driving test. This permit is valid in Norway only.
Remember that it is illegal to drive without a valid driving licence or a temporary driving permit.
If you failed you driving test
If you failed your practical driving test, you need to wait for at least four weeks before you can try again.
You will be given a copy of the assessment form filled in by the examiner, either at the end of the test, or it may be mailed to you. It will then be sent to your digital postbox, or to Altinn. If you do not have a digital postbox, it will be sent by regular post to your address.
The form provides information that you can use when preparing for a new test. You will have to pay for a new practical driving test.