Before you take the theory test, you need to apply for a driving licence. You may also fill in an application on paper, and send it to us. When your application has been registered, you may take the theory test.

At the DVLO (trafikkstasjon), you need to show valid proof of identity and pay for the theory test. Please observe that some DVLOs may have limited opening hours for theory tests. You take the theory test on a computer in our test room, and you will be given your result immediately after completing the test.

When you have passed the theory test, you can take the practical driving test if all mandatory training has been completed and registered in our system. You can track the progress of your training under “Your applications” on Your Page. You must pass the practical driving test within 3 years of having passed the theory test. For licence categories where the theory test is the final test (Snowmobile S, Moped AM146 and AM147), the theory test is valid for 5 years.

Theory test language

The Category B theory test is available in Norwegian, Sami, English, Arabic and Turkish. You may select any of these languages without prior notice. If you wish to take the Category B theory test in any other language, you need to apply for an interpreter-assisted (“adapted”) theory test.

Theory tests in licence categories AM, A, S and T are only available in Norwegian, but you may apply for an interpreted-assisted (“adapted”) theory test.

Candidates sitting tests in Categories C1, C, CE, D1 and D must take the test in Norwegian.


The theory test may at the earliest be taken 6 months before you reach the age requirement for the driving licence in question. Exceptions are moped and snowmobile. For these categories the age requirement must be met since the theory test is the final test.

Theory test for special needs candidates

You may apply for an “adapted test” - a theory test for special needs candidates - if you have difficulties reading and understanding the questions. Such tests are carried out with an examiner present in order to help you understand what is written in the questions.

Did you fail the theory test?

If you do not pass the theory test, you need to wait 2 weeks before you can take the test again. You can find out which topics you answered incorrectly, but not the exact questions. When you present yourself for a new test, you once again need to show valid proof of identity and pay for the theory test.

Read more about the theory test for the different categories

Drone operator test (theory test)

From 2 January 2017 you may take the drone operator test at our Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices (trafikkstasjoner). Please note that opening hours may be limited - check on beforehand what times drop-in theory tests are available. Remember that you need to bring valid proof of identity and also that you need to pay for the theory test when you turn up. You can find prices and more information about the drone operator exam on the Luftfartstilsynet (Civil Aviation Authority) website.