Introduction:

In addition to Hebrew, the vehicle licensing theory test may be taken in Arabic, Russian, Amharic, English, French, and Spanish
New immigrants, people who do not know how to read or write in one of the languages that the test is offered in, and people with disabilities such as dyslexia, are entitled to be tested orally in Hebrew or Arabic (on a computerized audio system) instead of by hand. This exam can be given in levels B and C1 only
As of 03.07.2016, the theoretical test is valid for 3 years (instead of two)
For more information about taking the test on the audio system see the Ministry of Transport's website


The Ministry of Vehicle Licensing (Misrad HaRishui) permits the driver's license theory test to be taken in languages other than Hebrew and orally through a computerized audio system.

Testing in Languages Other Than Hebrew

Who is Eligible?

  • Those who speak: Arabic, Russian, Amharic, English, French, and Spanish.

How to Claim It?

  • For more information regarding the theory test registration process, making an appointment to be tested, and paying registration fees, see the Theory Test website.
  • Those requesting to be tested in a foreign language must indicate this when registering.
  • Test takers can request the driver's license theory test question booklet in their requested language (Arabic, Russian, Amharic, English, French, and Spanish)

Oral Examination (Audio System)

  • There is an option to register to have an examination using a computerized audio system (oral test) in Hebrew and Arabic for levels B and C1 only.

Who is Eligible?

  • The following populations are permitted to be tested orally:
  • New immigrants who have lived in Israel for up to three years who do not speak one of the languages in which the test is available.
  • Israeli residents who do not know how to read or write one of the languages in which the test is available.
  • People who have a disability that may impact their ability to write (for example, dyslexia)

How to Claim It?

  • For more information regarding the theory test registration process, making an appointment to be tested, and paying registration fees, see the Theory Test website.
  • Those requesting to be tested orally must fill out an [online request form for an oral theory exam, print it and attach the following documentation (in addition to the normal documentation required for registration):
  • New immigrants within their first three years of living in Israel - Teudat Oleh
  • Those who do not know how to read or write in the language of the written exam should include documentation from the local authority in their place of residence indicating their total years of schooling in the area and an affidavit from a lawyer or court If they can not get documentation for the years of schooling then they should attach the affidavit only.
  • Those who have been diagnosed with a disability such as dyslexia - documentation of a medical diagnosis, documentation from the school in which they study/studied, or the Ministry of Education.

Please Note

  • As of 03.07.2016, the theory test is valid for three years from the date it is taken (instead of 2 years as it was previously).
  • Those who fail the theory test may retake it starting from the next day.
  • Those who fail and are interested in appealing the test results may do so within 72 hours of receiving the results at the Ministry of Vehicle Licensing (Misrad HaRishui) office in the area where the test was taken.

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