A Taxi Driver Vocational Licence (TDVL) is needed before you can drive a taxi in Singapore. Vocational licences granted by the LTA ensure that drivers are properly trained. There will be 3 test papers that you needs to schedule after attending the training course.
Paper 1: Service Quality, Health & Safety Paper 2: Rules & Regulations Paper 3: Route Planning
The Taxi and Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence (TPDVL) Training Course is conducted by the Singapore Taxi Academy (STA) and ComfortDelgro Taxi as a requirement by the LTA to qualify for Taxi Driver Vocational Licence (TDVL). Details on the course can be found at the STA website. Trainees will undergo a combination of classroom coaching and self-study programme to acquire all the competencies required of a professional chauffeur. Trainees will be issued the Taxi Driver's Vocational License (TDVL) by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) upon completing the training programme and pass all the prescribed tests. It is mandated that taxi driver must take the most direct route to complete the taxi journey with commuters onboard and will only be paid according to the taximeter at the end of the journey.