ComfortDelGro Vocational License Courses (TDVL and PDVL)

TDVL Course

All taxi drivers in Singapore are required to have a valid Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL) before they can hire a taxi. If you are interested in becoming a ComfortDelGro taxi driver, apply for the TDVL Course through us. Here’s what you need to know.

Application criteria

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Be at least 30 years old
  • Possess a qualified Class 3/3A License for a continuous period
  • Be able to speak and read simple English

Course Pre-requisite

Applicants must obtain:

  • LTA approval letter to attend the TDVL course
  • A certification from a doctor to be medically fit (VL medical examination report and Chest X-ray examination report)
  • GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’Level pass in English (Grade D7 and above) or Level 3 pass in English under the Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme

Overview

Total training hours: 25 hours (16 hours of classroom and 9 hours of self-study)
Language: Conducted in English
Class duration: 2 days, from 8.30am to 5.30pm daily

Passing Criteria

Applicants are required to pass three tests:
Paper 1 – Service Quality, Health & Road Safety
Paper 2 – Taxi and Private Hire Car Rules & Regulations
Paper 3 – Route Planning

Fees

Course Fee: $200*
Assessment Fee: $10 + $5 per test paper*
Training Material: $50
Re-test: $10 + $5 per test paper
All prices are subject to prevailing GST
*Eligible to pay using SkillsFuture credits

How to Apply

Online registration: http://elearn.cdgtaxi.com.sg/ComfortDelGro/CDG_Logon.aspx
Walk-in Registration*: CityCab Building, Level 1
600 Sin Ming Avenue Singapore 575733

*Please bring along:

  • Approval letter from the Land Transport Authority
  • Original copies of your medical and X-ray reports
  • NRIC and valid Driving Licence

Taxi Refresher Course

All taxi drivers are required to attend a mandatory Taxi Refresher Course once every six years. If you are a taxi driver who needs to have your TDVL renewed, why not take the Taxi Refresher Course with ComfortDelGro Taxi? Here’s how you can register.

Application criteria

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Be at least 30 years old
  • Possess a qualified Class 3/3A License for a continuous period
  • Be able to speak and read simple English

Course Pre-requisite

Applicants must obtain:

  • LTA approval letter to attend the TDVL course
  • A certification from a doctor to be medically fit (VL medical examination report and Chest X-ray examination report)
  • GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’Level pass in English (Grade D7 and above) or Level 3 pass in English under the Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme

Overview

Active Taxi Driver (set by LTA):
To attend a mandatory 3-hour refresher course
Non-active Taxi Driver and/or with navigational related offences (set by LTA):
To attend a mandatory 5-hour refresher course

Training Material

1 set of Notes and Worksheets

Fees

3-hour Refresher Course Fee: $40.00
5-hour Refresher Course Fee: $45.00
* Subject to prevailing GST
* Eligible to pay using SkillsFuture credits

How to Apply

Online registration: http://elearn.cdgtaxi.com.sg/ComfortDelGro/CDG_Logon.aspx
Walk-in Registration*: CityCab Building, Level 1
600 Sin Ming Avenue Singapore 575733

*Please bring along:

  • LTA notification letter to attend the refresher course
  • Payment for course fee (Cash or NETS)
  • Photocopy of NRIC

PDVL Course

Private hire car drivers in Singapore are required to have a valid Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL). ComfortDelGro Taxi is an appointed Vocational Licence course provider by the Land Transport Authority, so you can register for the PDVL Course through us.

Application criteria

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Be at least 30 years old
  • Possess a qualified Class 3/3A License for a continuous period
  • Be able to speak and read simple English

Course Pre-requisite

Applicants must obtain:

  • LTA approval letter to attend the TDVL course
  • A certification from a doctor to be medically fit (VL medical examination report and Chest X-ray examination report)
  • GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’Level pass in English (Grade D7 and above) or Level 3 pass in English under the Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme

Overview

Total training hours: 10 hours (8 hours of classroom and 2 hours of self-study)
Language: Conducted in English
Class duration: 1 day, from 8.30am to 5.30pm

Passing Criteria

Applicants are required to pass 2 tests:
Paper 1 – Service Quality, Health & Safety
Paper 2 – Private Hire Car Rules & Regulations

Fees

Course Fee: $100**
Assessment Fees: $10 + $5 per test paper**
Training Material: $25
Re-test: $10 + $5 per test paper
* All prices are subject to prevailing GST
** Eligible to pay using SkillsFuture credits

How to Apply

Online registration: http://elearn.cdgtaxi.com.sg/ComfortDelGro/CDG_Logon.aspx
Walk-in Registration*: CityCab Building, Level 1
600 Sin Ming Avenue Singapore 575733

*Please bring along:

  • Approval letter from the Land Transport Authority
  • Original copies of your medical and X-ray reports
  • GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’ level pass in English (Grade D7 and above) or WSQ Conversational English (Competency level 3)
  • Payment for course fee (Cash or NETS)
  • NRIC and valid Driving Licence

Frequently Asked Questions About TDVL / Taxi Refresher Courses In Singapore

Does ComfortDelGro Taxi conduct the TDVL Course?

ComfortDelGro is one of three appointed training centres that can conduct not only the TDVL Course but also the Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL) Course and the Taxi Refresher Course.

How much is the TDVL Course?

The TDVL Course fee is $294.25. More than 80% of the course fee can be offset by your SkillsFuture credits while the remaining can be paid in cash or by NETS.

How do I sign up for the TDVL Course with ComfortDelGro Taxi?

You may enrol for the TDVL Course via our online platform here. Alternatively, you can register at our counter at Level 1 of the CityCab Building located at 600 Sin Ming Avenue, Singapore 575733.

What do I need to sign up for the TDVL Course?

To sign up for the TDVL Course with us, you would need to have an approval letter from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), original copies of your medical and X-ray reports as well as your NRIC and a valid driving licence. To obtain the approval letter, you would have to submit your educational certificates, your NRIC and a valid driving licence to LTA.

How long would it take for me to complete the TDVL Course?

The TDVL Course is conducted over a period of two days. Lessons are conducted in classes from 8.30am to 5.30pm during these two days.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, how is the TDVL Course conducted?

Applicants who have successfully enrolled in our TDVL Course will have to attend the two-day course conducted at Level 4 of our Training Hub at the CityCab Building that is located at 600 Sin Ming Avenue in person. As part of safe management measures, we keep the class size small so that safe distancing can be observed. Applicants will have to don on masks and have their temperatures checked. They will also have to scan the Safe Entry QR Code before entering the building.

Why should I take the TDVL Course with ComfortDelGro Taxi, and not anywhere else?

ComfortDelGro Taxi has been conducting the TDVL Course since 2017 and our dedicated trainers are fully equipped with the knowledge to train applicants in what they need to know in order to become good at taxi-driving. Most of our trainers are cabbies themselves and will be able to share with you practical insights about their experience. We currently have a very high passing rate.

What should I do after completing the TDVL Course?

You should go for the TDVL test and upon passing it, take up the 12-day rental-free driving scheme with ComfortDelGro Taxi. Under this scheme, you can test out taxi-driving before you make us your choice taxi operator. We currently provide 12 to 24 months rental contract schemes that offer cabbies a substantial amount of monetary incentives. To find out more about these rental schemes, please contact our Recruitment Centre at 6550 8668 or email us at taxidriving@cdgtaxi.com.sg.