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Theory Exams

SVT Theory Exams Autumn 2018 Registration Information


Important dates:                         

REGISTRATION WITH ARDMS OPEN until 13th November 2018


5th October - 6th December 2018 – Register with Pearson Vue


31st October - 6th December 2018 – Testing Window Dates 


Late Jan/early Feb 2019 – Score reports will be available in candidate portal


The theory exams will be run electronically through a number of Pearson Vue test centres located around the UK:

London, Belfast, Crawley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Reading, Salford (Manchester), Sutton Coldfield (Midlands), Watford and Dublin (New Horizons test centre)

There will be no late entrants allowed so please ensure you register before the closing date. Please be aware that the slots at the Pearson Vue centres fill up on a first come first served basis and therefore late entrants may not receive their first choice appointment time or location.

The cost is £100 for each exam. Candidates must be current members of the SVT.


Any candidates requiring extra time for a qualifying medical condition should contact the theory exams officer ( with evidence in advance of application through ARDMS.

***Please note that there will also be a change to the way that the exams are marked.***

The primary test result will still be a PASS or FAIL decision. however in addition, you will receive a scaled score, ranging from 300 to 700. A scaled score of 555 is required to pass both theory examinations.

The scaled score is not a percentage of correct answers, nor is it built on a "curve" where a certain percentage of scores would pass and a certain percentage would fail. 


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