Book a taxi driver knowledge test

What is this for?

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.

PLEASE NOTE - A new Doncaster Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy will come into effect from the 1st April 2021. Please view the policy using the link below:

Any questions you may have relating to the new changes please email -

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.

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Last updated: 03 February 2021 16:33:59