You need to pass a taxi driving test before you can apply for or renew a PCV licence to transport passengers in a taxi and be paid to do so.

The taxi driving test consists of a theory test and a practical driving test.

Who does not need a taxi driving test?

You do not need to pass the taxi driving test if you meet one of these requirements:

You need to renew your PCV licence within one year of expiry

If you do not renew your PCV licence from the Police within one year of expiry, you will need to pass the taxi driving test before you can apply to the Police for a new PCV licence.

When you apply, you must then attach your CPC for taxi drivers showing that you have passed the theory test and the practical driving test.

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