The Test

The RoSPA advanced driving test is regarded as the most comprehensive and challenging available to the public. It is monitored and approved by the Driving Standards Agency.

The test lasts around 45 to 70 minutes, and is taken with a RoSPA Examiner, all of whom are serving or retired Police Officers in the UK.

The test will be conducted from a mutually convenient location, which can be near to your home or work and using your own vehicle. The test will take in town and country driving/riding and if convenient, motorway or multi-lane roads will also be used. During the test the examiner will look at how you obtain information about what’s happening around you, what you do with that information, the smoothness with which you use the controls and your driving/riding performance.

The test concludes with a verbal question-and-answer session to assess your knowledge of Roadcraft, The Essential Police Driver’s/Rider’s Handbook, The Highway Code and also of basic vehicle mechanics the likes of which can be found in any vehicle owner’s handbook.

The examiner will then discuss the test in detail and give the grade achieved. A more comprehensive written report and certificate of the grade achieved will be sent on to you later.

The RoSPA Advanced Driving Test is unique as it is graded Bronze, Silver or Gold. A RoSPA gold is the highest civilian driving standard available and the holder will be a master of his or her art. To see more about what is expected, download our Car Test Guidelines(PDF 228kb).

  • The cost of the advanced driving test in a car for drivers 26 years and over is £67.00 inc VAT.
  • The cost of the advanced driving test in a car for drivers 25 years and under is £62.00 inc VAT.
  • The course can also be done in LGV/PCV or minibus, the cost is £70.00 Inc VAT.

Unlike other Advanced Driving and Riding organisations, we require 3 yearly re-tests, to ensure that excellent driving standards are maintained. The re-test fee is included in your yearly subscription costs.