The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has made it mandatory for all private hire car drivers to be properly licensed with a Private Hire Car Driver Vocational Licence (PDVL). There will be 2 test papers that the trainee needs to schedule after attending the training course.
Paper 1: Service Quality, Health & Safety Paper Paper 2: Private Hire Car Rules & Regulations
The PDVL Training Course is conducted by the Singapore Taxi Academy (STA) as a requirement by the LTA to qualify for Private Hire Car Driver Vocational License (PDVL). Details on the course can be found at the STA website. The training course lasts a total of 10 hours: 8 classroom hours, with at least 2 self-study hours.
Trainees will undergo a combination of classroom coaching and self-study to acquire all the competencies required of a professional chauffeur. This includes Service Quality, Health & Safety, and Private Hire Car Rules and Regulations. For more details, you can view the course outline here.
Trainees must attend all the lessons and complete all the classroom exercises before they can proceed to take the corresponding tests. Trainees will only be issued the Private Hire Car Driver Vocational License (PDVL) by the LTA upon completion of the training programme and passing of all the prescribed tests.
If you are competent in English and need to obtain a certificate as proof of your English literacy, you can schedule an examination appointment for the English WPL Reading, Listening and Speaking test here.