What is the HGV Driver CPC theory test?

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

The HGV (LGV) theory test is broken down into two parts: multiple choice questions and hazard perception.

  • Multiple Choice Questions: You will be given 1 hour 55 minutes to answer multiple choice questions related to HGV driving. You must score 65+ out of 100 in order to pass.

  • Hazard Perception: You will watch 19 videos of real life driving. There will be 20 potential hazards, you must click the computer mouse when you notice the hazard. You must score 67+ out of 100 in order to pass.




When can I book my HGV Driver

You can book both Part 1a (Questions) and Part 1b (Hazards) as soon as you receive your provisional lorry licence. You have to book each part separately. You can choose to take them on the same day or on different occasions; as long as you pass them both within 2 years of one another.

When you book your tests, you will be given the option for your nearest test centre.

How much does the theory test cost?

If you book your theory tests directly with Gov.uk, the following charges apply:

  • Driver CPC Part 1a – Theory (Multiple Choice): £26

  • Driver CPC Part 1b – Theory (Hazard Perception): £11

How do I revise for the theory tests?

There are many training resources available to practice for the tests; some free and some paid. You will find training available through websites, DVDs, Mobile Apps and more.

It is important to make sure your training is from a reputable company and that they are teaching correct and up to date information.

We have access to the most up to date training software which we include free with all our courses.

When will I get my test results?

You will be given your results at the test centre after completion. When you have passed both part 1a & 1b, your theory test certificate will be posted to you.

Your theory test certificate is valid for 2 years from the date you passed your first test.

What happens if I fail my theory test?

If you fail your theory test, you will be given your results and a feedback letter detailing why you failed. You can re book your test immediately but you must wait at least 3 working days before retaking.

We will also give support and advice to help you pass your retake.

Are there any practice HGV (LGV) theory tests available?

Yes, you can take practice tests in both Part 1a (Questions) and Part 1b (Hazards) by clicking the following links:

https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/take-official-free-practice-driving-theory-test/large-goods-vehicles-practice-theory-tests/large-goods-vehicles-practice-test-one


https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/practice-hazard-perception-test





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