How to start
If you haven't already done so the first step is to contact your
local Licensing authority. They will provide you with information
regarding their requirements for getting a licence.
While all authorities requirements vary there are 4 main
- Medical Check inc. Eyesight
- CRB Check - Enhanced
- Current driving licence
- Fee for Issue of Licence
Additional: As part of their legal responsibility
issuing authorities will normally require applicants to take either a
DSA or DIA Taxi Test. The failure rate for Taxi Tests is VERY high when
taken without Accredited tuition. Bad habits, Changes in procedure and
Poor observational skills result in many unsuccessful attempts. Even
those who take some form of advice (even from a local ADI - Driving
Instructor) fail because they do not understand the "TAXI" requirements.
So all Instruction should be taken from a DATT (or similar) Accredited
trainer. - If we are not in your area call us for advice or contact the
DIA DATT division for contact details.
Other requirements may include Theory tests, Local knowledge tests
Book a Driving Assessment -
Contact us now, we will assess you, give you advice and skills to go
and practice to start your journey towards the test.
Please note: Some local authorities offer contact
details for local "Taxi Trainers". These are often local ADI's and not
Taxi Trained. Please check before investing your money!
Downloads which may be helpful to your application:
Cabology Questions (Here)
DSA Taxi Test Information and Guidance
Any questions in the mean time? Get in touch with our
Q and A page!