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:


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