Book a taxi driver knowledge test and Safeguarding Session

What is this for?

Knowledge and safeguarding awareness training has been merged into a single session.

This process will allow you to book a Private Hire / Hackney Carriage knowledge test and safeguarding.

It is a requirement that all Doncaster licensed Hackney Carriage / Private Hire drivers must pass a written knowledge test as part of the application process.


What is it going to cost?

The fee for each test is £82.00

Appointments can be cancelled by email up to 48 hours before the appointment without incurring any costs. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice, failing to attend or any other action on your part which prevents the appointment taking place.

What we need from you

You should have knowledge of Doncaster Council’s Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy.

You should have a good knowledge of the borough and be able to use and A-Z map of the area.

This is a written test and you will need to be able to answer question in writing and in English.

You MUST produce photographic I.D. (valid passport / driving licence) each time you attend for a test. Anyone who fails to produce the required identification will not be permitted to sit the test.

What you should expect from us

You will be offered an appointment on specific dates.

We will check your identification to ensure that you are the person who is booked to attend the test.

After the test has finished, you will not need to remain. The test will be marked and the results will be sent to you by post. Successful applicants will be sent a Disclosure & Barring Service application form and instructions on how to proceed.

More information

Remember once licensed, a vehicle can only be driven by a Doncaster licensed driver.

Knowledge and safeguarding awareness training has been merged into a single session. Please see the link below on how to access 'eventbrite' and locate a City of Doncaster approved course.

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Last updated: 09 August 2023 13:34:46