Watford Test Centre

Situated in CP House in a busy business estate, sharing space with many other local businesses, Watford test centre can be found on Otterspool Way. If you’re aiming to get your licence in the Watford area, this will be your last stop on your learning journey. Going into your test blind, though, is not recommended. It’s always a smart idea to familiarise yourself with your test centre of choice. Read on for more information!


Cp House
Otterspool Way
WD25 8HU

Tests Offered at Watford

– Car
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Watford test centre is mere minutes from the town centre and is right next to Colne Way. Its close proximity to local A roads and the M1 means that the Watford test centre is a good option for both local learners and those scattered across Hertfordshire. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Watford

If you’re taking your practical at Watford test centre, you’ll be pitted against an assortment of challenging local road features that will truly put your newfound skills to the test. From the easily-congested roads in the middle of town to the bustling A41 to tricky roundabouts like the one just off the A4008, the examiner will use everything at their disposal to ensure learners really are ready to become qualified drivers.

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
– Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
– Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
Parallel parking
Bay parking
Pulling up on the right
– Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.