See how to apply for a Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence (PDVL). This post explains 4 easy steps to get your PDVL and earn that extra money. How to get PDVL?
In order to submit your application, you will need to sign up online at LicenseOne. After signing up, login and search for "PDVL". You will have to pay a non-refundable application fee of S$40. You can make the payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal. If you are self-employed, you will need to have up-to-date Medisave contributions. To check the status of your Medisave contributions, log in to your CPF account using your SingPass.
Following documents needs to be uploaded based on your NRIC type.
|Singaporeans||Singapore Permanent Residents||Work Pass Holders|
|1. NRIC||1. NRIC||1. FIN/Work pass|
|2. Driving licence||2. Driving licence||2. Driving licence|
|3. Passport size photo||3. Passport size photo||3. Passport size photo|
|4. Education certificate||4. Education certificate||4. Education certificate|
|5. Employment letter stating “Chauffeured Services Driver” as your occupation||5. Employment letter stating “Chauffeured Services Driver” as your occupation|
|6. Certificate of Conduct|
It will take 20 to 30 working days to process your application, if all the documents are in order.
You must undergo a complete medical check-up and chest x-ray once you are approved to attend the PDVL course. A medical check-up and chest x-ray examination can be done at any medical or x-ray clinic. The medical examination form must be completed and certified by a registered medical practitioner, while a radiologist must sign your chest x-ray report. You can submit your medical records to the training provider when registering for the course.
The PDVL course is conducted by the Singapore Taxi Academy (STA) and ComfortDelGro (CDG). Bring along the completed hard copy medical examination form when registering for the course.
After you pass the course, collect your Temporary PDVL from your training provider with your result slip. This temporary licence is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. After the course, LTA will send you a letter in about 4 weeks with instructions on how to collect your PDVL at any of the 26 post offices island-wide. To collect it, you will need to book an appointment for the PDVL collection through any SAM machine, the SingPost SAM mobile app or through the SAM website.
Once you have successfully attained your vocational licence, you have to abide by the rules and regulations under the Vocational Licence Points System (VLPS). Your licence can be suspended or revoked if you commit any offences.
Practice PDVL Paper 1 and Paper 2 on https://www.tptest.sg before taking the test. TP Test provides a platform to practice or take mock PDVL tests.
Hurray, you are PDVL-certified! You will receive a temporary PDVL which lets you start driving immediately.
If you are applying for a PDVL, you will be required to produce documentary proof of your ability to speak and read simple English when you register for the PDVL training course upon approval of your application. For this purpose, a GCE ‘O’ Level or ‘N’ Level pass in English (at least a D7 grade) or a Level 3 pass in English under the Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme is accepted. If you are not able to provide these documents, you are required to sit for the WPL-Computer Adaptive Test (WPL-CAT). The fee for this test is $10.50 (excluding GST).