How to become a driver

 

 

 

  • We provide a free information service to enable drivers to become private hire drivers

 

 

 

In order to be licensed, you will need to meet the following criteria:

 

  • You must be at least 21 years of age at the time of applying. There is no upper age limit, as long as you meet the other licensing requirements

 

  • You must hold a full DVLA, Northern Ireland, or other EEA state driving licence that's at least three years old

 

  • You must have the right to live and work in the UK

 

  • You must be of good character. To establish this you will be required to undertake an 'enhanced' criminal records check from DBS through our service provider - GBGroup

 

  • You must be medically fit which means meeting the DVLA Group 2 standards. In most cases, this will mean that you will have to undergo a medical examination with someone who has access to your full medical history

 

  • You will need to undertake a topographical skills assessment from an accredited assessment centre

 

 

https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/private-hire-driver-licence