Advanced driving qualification

All candidates will be required to successfully complete an advanced taxi driving qualification or assessment which has been approved by us. These qualifications or assessments, which involve a practical assessment by DVSA-accredited driving assessors, will look at your driving ability and style, including how safely you drive and how well you observe the rules and laws of the highway.

The DVSA is no longer providing tests for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Applicants. The following will be considered as appropriate alternatives to the DSA Test previously required:

You are responsible for arranging a test, and for providing your own vehicle for the test. Please contact the provider for details of charges. Please note that the test certificate will only be accepted if it is dated within 12 months of the completion of all stages of the application process.

Some insurers may offer discounts on taxi and motor insurance products to holders of the above qualifications - please contact your broker to check.