Book a taxi driver knowledge test

What is this for?

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Due to the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 we regret to inform you that all tests have been cancelled. This is only a temporary measure while we assess how we can get services back to normal.

We understand the implications this will have on those wishing to make an application to become a licensed driver and we will constantly monitor the situation and update our website as and when this changes.

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

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 £63.00

(Please be aware that if you miss your appointment you will have to pay again)

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.

Please be aware if you are trying to book an appointment before 15th July 2019, you will need to call Licensing on 01302 737590 to complete this booking.

For all other appointments after 15th July 2019, please complete these online. (After the 15th July 2019, paper based and telephone requests will no longer be available).

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Last updated: 22 May 2020 09:46:54