Taxi licence knowledge test

Apply for a taxi or private hire licence knowledge test

Service information 

Use this service to book and pay for a taxi driver licence knowledge test

Before you make an application for a taxi driver licence or a a private hire driver licence, new drivers need to pass our taxi driver knowledge test. This tests your knowledge of local streets and places within East Renfrewshire and includes a practical driving test.  

Our Civic Government Enforcement Officer will examine your test results. A mark of 80% is needed to pass. 

If you're renewing your taxi driver licence or if your licence has expired in the last 6 months, you won't need to re-sit your knowledge test. 

Before you start

You'll need a debit or credit card to pay for the knowledge test. 


The knowledge test is £53

How to book 

To book and pay for a knowledge test contact our Customer Services team on 0141 577 3001. 

Eligibility criteria 

To take a taxi driver knowledge test, you must have a valid, full driving licence. 

What happens next? 

A member of our team will contact you within 6 working days to arrange a suitable time for your knowledge test. 

Last modified on 25 May 2022