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Theory Exams

SVT Theory Exams 2019 Registration Information



Application dates 

7th August 2019 - 12th September 2019 - These are the dates in which candidates can apply for the examination(s).


Registration dates 

7th August 2019 - 23rd October 2019 - These are the dates in which candidates may set-up their appointment time to test at Pearson Vue.

Administration dates 

 25th September 2019 - 23rd October 2019 - These are the dates in which candidates test.


Exam Results Release Date

December 2019


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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