Practical driving test
When you have passed your driving test, you can get a driving licence. You need to authorise your driving school to book the driving test for you.
You will not be able to authorise the driving school to book a test for you until you are ready to take the practical driving test. You can see whether this is the case under “Your applications” on Your page.
You take the 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.
Payment for practical driving tests
You will have to pay for sessions you fail to attend and sessions you cancel later than the second-last business day before the test.
If the deadline for cancellation has expired, the test fee may be waived if you submit a medical certificate or documentation of other circumstances that make it reasonable to waive the fee.
Temporary exception from payment of driving tests due to Corona
If you cancel late or do not show up for the test
The cancellation deadline is the second-last business day before the test. Normally, you will have to pay if the test is cancelled too late or you do not show up for the test. However, due to the Corona pandemic, we are currently granting exemption from payment in the event of late cancellation or no-show.
You need to contact us to have the payment claim removed.
If you have paid the fee but are prevented from taking the test, you need to contact us to have the fee refunded.
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.
Age requirements for the practical driving test
The tables below present the age requirements for driving tests in the various categories and for upgrading your driving licence to include heavy vehicle categories.
Snowmobile (limited power output)
Tractor (limited power output)
Medium heavy motorcycle
Light lorry (C1)
Light lorry with trailer (C1E)
Passenger car with trailer (BE)
Lorry with trailer (CE)
Minibus with trailer (D1E)
Bus with trailer (DE)
The minimum age requirement for driving licences in Categories C, CE, D, DE, D1 and D1E may be lower for those who have started or completed training in accordance with the Professional Driver Regulations.
When you are ready to take the practical driving test
Before you can take the practical driving test, the following must be true:
- You have completed all mandatory training, and it must be registered in our systems.
- The police have approved your conduct history.
- You have submitted a health certificate, if applicable.
- You have passed the theory test.
You can check the progress of your training, and whether your conduct history has been approved, under “Your applications” on Your page.
Be well prepared
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.
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 be able to pay for the test on Your Page. You can pay by Visa, Mastercard, or BankAxess. Once you have paid, a receipt will appear, which you will also be able to retrieve under Your Messages. You must show this receipt when you present yourself for the driving test. It is enough to show the online receipt on Your Page; you do not have to print it.
Please note that you will have to pay for the test if you cancel after the cancellation deadline has expired.
During the practical driving test
When you arrive for 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 itself lasts for 65 to 75 minutes, depending on the category you are being tested in, and is divided into three parts:
- Preparing the vehicle
- Safety check (randomly selected questions, for example on how to test the brakes or refill windscreen washer fluid)
- The drive itself, which is the most comprehensive part of the test.
The drive follows a predetermined route and the examiner will provide you with directions as you drive. You must drive and solve the tasks you are given without assistance. The test will, to the extent that this is possible, be assessed in its entirety. 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.
Most people need to order their driving licence at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office
If you are getting a driving licence for the first time, you will receive an SMS saying whether you can order your driving licence on Your Page, or whether you need to order it at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
If this is not the first time you are getting a driving licence, you will need to order and pay for your driving licence at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. You cannot order online.
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.
Remember that it is illegal to drive without a valid driving licence or a temporary driving permit.
Temporary driving permit
You will receive a temporary driving permit once you have passed your driving test. This permit is valid in Norway only.
If you fail the practical driving test
You need to wait for at least four weeks before you can try again. Your examiner will be filling in an assessment form which you will either get a copy of immediately or it will be sent to your digital postbox, alternatively to Altinn. If you do not have a digital postbox it will be sent to your postal address by regular post. This form gives you information that you can use in your preparations for a new test. You will have to pay for a new practical driving test.