You must book an appointment for the theory test.

Before and during the test

When your application has been registered, you may take the theory test. You may also fill in an application on paper (PDF), and send it to one of our Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices (DVLOs). 

At the DVLO, you need to show valid proof of identity and pay for the theory test. When applicable, you also need to have your picture taken and pay for the picture. 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 for moped (AM) and snowmobile (S)

For the licence categories moped (AM) and snowmobile (S) the theory test is the final test. Before you take it, your mandatory training as well as your conduct history must have been approved, and you must be 16 years or older. Whether you need to bring a health certificate depends on your answers to the questions about your sight and health in your application for a driving licence. If your answer to question 1 and 2 were both "Yes", you need to bring an eyesight certificate from an approved optometrist. If your answer to questions 3–17 were "Yes", you need to bring a health certificate from a medical doctor.

Theory test language

The Category B theory test is available in Norwegian, Sami, English, Sorani, Arabic (MSA) 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.

The Category S theory test is available in Norwegian and Sami, while theory tests in licence categories AM, A and T only are 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 have 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