Drivers' Vocational Licence Courses

Taxi • Private-Hire Car • Conversion • Refresher (Taxi/Private-Hire)

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Train with us: More than 25,000 Singaporeans have chosen ComfortDelGro for TDVL and PDVL courses! Why is that so? Sign up now and find out more.

TDVL Course & PDVL Course

Since December 2017, 24,960 TDVL and PDVL applicants have been trained by ComfortDelGro Taxi, with the highest passing rate in Singapore. As our trainers are cabbies themselves, they impart not only knowledge in taxi-driving, but also insights from their own taxi-driving experiences. Upon graduation, drivers will receive additional mentorship guidance for their first three months of driving, free 12-day taxi rental, as well as discounts for their first year should they choose to sign up with contract with ComfortDelGro Taxi.

How to get your vocational licences (TDVL or PDVL)

Read the step-by-step guide here

Medical and Chest X-ray Examination Report

Upon receiving your approval from LTA (ATC), you may contact us to obtain a “Medical Referral Letter” before you register for your course.

Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (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 to obtain the Taxi Licence, you may attend your course with us. Here’s what you need to know.

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Application criteria

LTA requirements:

  • Be at least 30 years old
  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Posses a valid Class 3/3A Driving Licence
  • GCE “O” or “N, at least a D7 grade in English or a Level 3 pass in Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme for Listening, Reading and Speaking
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Course Pre-requisite

Applicants must obtain:

  • LTA approval letter to attend the Vocational Licence Course (ATC)
  • A medical and Chest X-ray examination must be completed at any local medical or X-ray clinic (You may obtain a referral letter from us)
  • NRIC and Driving Licence

Overview

Course Duration: 2 Full Days
Course Session: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Course Assessment: E-tests at Singapore Polytechnic Test Centre(Appointed by LTA)
From 9am to 12.30pm
Training Venue: 600 Sin Ming Avenue, CityCab Building, Singapore 575733 or Blk 133 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 600133

Course Modules:

  1. Road Safety & Passenger Engagement Technique
  2. Rules and Regulations
  3. Routes and Landmarks

Passing Criteria

3hrs with 120 questions

Paper A

  • Apply On-The Road Safety Practices
  • Applying Essential Engagement and Handling Techniques with Passengers

Paper B

  • Comply with Rules and Regulations for Taxi Drivers and PHC Drivers

Paper C

  • Apply Techniques to identify Key Routes
  • Apply Principles of Route Planning Using Printed Street Directory and Digital Navigational Tools

Fees

Total fee $294.25

Course Fee:$200*
E-test Fee: $25 (First set)*
Training Material Fee: $50
All prices are subjected to prevailing GST
*Eligible to use SkillsFuture Credit up to $240.75

How to register

Using a computer or laptop to register for your course

Online registration portal: https://www.cdgtaxi.com.sg/account-registration/
Alternatively, you may walk-in to register for your course at
600 Sin Ming Avenue, CityCab Building, level 1, Singapore 575733
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Required documents during your registration:

  • LTA approval letter (photo copy) to attend the Vocational Licence course
  • Certified by doctor to be medically fit VL medical examination report (Original) and Chest X-ray examination report (Original)
  • Photo copy of NRIC and Class 3/3A Driving Licence

Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (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.

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Application criteria

LTA requirements:

  • Be at least 30 years old
  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Posses a valid Class 3/3A Driving Licence
  • GCE “O” or “N, at least a D7 grade in English or a Level 3 pass in Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme for Listening, Reading and Speaking
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Course Pre-requisite

Applicants must obtain:

  • LTA approval letter to attend the Vocational Licence Course (ATC)
  • A medical and Chest X-ray examination must be completed at any local medical or X-ray clinic (You may obtain a referral letter from us)
  • NRIC and Driving Licence

Overview

Course Duration: 1 Full Day
Course Session: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Course Assessment: E-tests at Singapore Polytechnic Test Centre (Appointed by LTA)
From 2pm to 4.15pm
Training Venue: 600 Sin Ming Avenue, CityCab Building, Singapore 575733 or Blk 133 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 600133

Course Modules:

  1. Road Safety & Passenger Engagement Technique
  2. Rules and Regulations
  3. Routes

Passing Criteria

1 hour & 45 minutes with 75 questions

Paper A

  • Apply On-The Road Safety Practices
  • Applying Essential Engagement and Handling Techniques with Passengers

Paper B

  • Comply with Rules and Regulations for PHC Drivers

Paper C

  • Apply Principles of Route Planning Using Printed Street Directory and Digital Navigational Tools

Fees

Total fee $160.75

Course Fee:$100*
E-test Fee: $25 (First set)*
Training Material Fee: $25
All prices are subjected to prevailing GST
*Eligible to use SkillsFuture Credit up to $133.75

How to register

Using a computer or laptop to register for your course

Online registration portal: https://www.cdgtaxi.com.sg/account-registration/
Alternatively, you may walk-in to register for your course at
600 Sin Ming Avenue, CityCab Building, level 1, Singapore 575733
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Required documents during your registration:

  • LTA approval letter (photo copy) to attend the Vocational Licence course
  • Certified by doctor to be medically fit VL medical examination report (Original) and Chest X-ray examination report (Original)
  • Photo copy of NRIC and Class 3/3A Driving Licence

Conversion Course (PDVL to TDVL Conversion Course)

LTA has introduced a conversion course, to allow PDVL holders to obtain a TDVL without having to undergo the full two-day TDVL course and test. The 8-hour course will expand the driving options for PDVL holders. Register your interest with us now if you are interested to convert your PDVL to TDVL.

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Application criteria

LTA requirements:

  • Be at least 30 years old
  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Posses a valid Class 3/3A Driving Licence
  • GCE “O” or “N, at least a D7 grade in English or a Level 3 pass in Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme for Listening, Reading and Speaking
  • Must have a valid PDVL Licence
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Course Pre-requisite

Applicants must obtain:

  • LTA approval letter to attend the Vocational Licence Course (ATC)
  • NRIC and Driving Licence

Overview

Course Duration: 1 Full Day
Course Session: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Course Assessment: E-tests at Singapore Polytechnic Test Centre (Appointed by LTA)
From 2pm to 4.15pm

Course Modules:

  1. Road Safety & Passenger Engagement Technique
  2. Rules and Regulations
  3. Landmarks

Passing Criteria

1 hour & 45 minutes with 75 questions

Paper B

  • Comply with Rules and Regulations for Taxi Drivers

Paper C

  • Apply Techniques to identify Key Routes

Fees

Total fee $160.50

Course Fee:$100*
E-test Fee: $25 (First set)*
Training Material Fee: $25
All prices are subjected to prevailing GST
*Eligible to use SkillsFuture Credit up to $133.75

How to register

Using a computer or laptop to register for your course

Online registration portal: https://www.cdgtaxi.com.sg/account-registration/
Alternatively, you may walk-in to register for your course at
600 Sin Ming Avenue, CityCab Building, level 1, Singapore 575733
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Required documents during your registration:

  • LTA approval letter (photo copy) to attend the Vocational Licence course
  • Photo copy of NRIC and Class 3/3A Driving Licence

Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL) Course

If you are interested to obtain the Bus Driver Licence, you may attend your course with us. Here’s what you need to know.

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Application criteria

LTA requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old at the point of application
  • Be a Singapore Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident, or a Work Permit holder with bus driver as your vocation
  • Have a valid Class 3 or 3A Singapore driving licence for a continuous period of at least 1 year at the point of application
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Course Pre-requisite

Applicants must obtain:

  • LTA approval letter to attend the Vocational Licence Course (ATC)
  • A medical and Chest X-ray examination must be completed at any local medical or X-ray clinic (You may obtain a referral letter from us)
  • NRIC and Driving Licence

Overview

Course Duration: 2½ Full Days
Course Session: (To Be Updated)
Course Assessment: (To Be Updated)
Course Modules:
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Passing Criteria

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Fees


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How to register

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Taxi Refresher Course

All valid vocational licence holders are required to renew their licence every three years and attend a mandatory Refresher course every 6 years before they can renew their licence.

We are appointed by Land Transport Authority to conduct Taxi/Private Hire Car’s Refresher Course at our Training Hub.

Overview

3-hour Taxi Refresher Course

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Course Outline:

  1. Customer Service
  2. Terrorism
  3. Rules & Regulations
  4. VLPS
5-hour Taxi Refresher Course

Course Duration: 5 Hours

Course Outline:

  1. Customer Service
  2. Electronic Devices
  3. Terrorism
  4. Rules & Regulations
  5. VLPS

Fees

3-hour Taxi Refresher (Total fee $42.50)
Course Fee: $40*
All prices are subjected to prevailing GST
*Eligible to use SkillsFuture Credit up to $42.80
5-hour Taxi Refresher (Total fee $48.15)
Course Fee: $45*
All prices are subjected to prevailing GST
*Eligible to use SkillsFuture Credit up to $48.15

How to Register

Using a computer or laptop to register for your course

Online registration portal: https://www.cdgtaxi.com.sg/account-registration/
Alternatively, you may walk-in to register for your course at
600 Sin Ming Avenue, CityCab Building, level 1, Singapore 575733
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Required documents during your registration:

  • LTA approval letter (photo copy) to attend the Refresher Course
  • Photo copy of NRIC

Private-Hire Car Refresher Course

All valid vocational licence holders are required to renew their licence every three years and attend a mandatory Refresher course every 6 years before they can renew their licence.

We are appointed by Land Transport Authority to conduct Taxi/Private Hire Car’s Refresher Course at our Training Hub.

Overview

3-hour Private-Hire Car Refresher Course

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Course Outline:

  1. Customer Service
  2. Terrorism
  3. Rules & Regulations
  4. VLPS

Fees

3-hour Private-Hire Car Refresher (Total fee $42.50)
Course Fee: $40*
All prices are subjected to prevailing GST
*Eligible to use SkillsFuture Credit up to $42.80

How to Register

Using a computer or laptop to register for your course

Online registration portal: https://www.cdgtaxi.com.sg/account-registration/
Alternatively, you may walk-in to register for your course at
600 Sin Ming Avenue, CityCab Building, level 1, Singapore 575733
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Required documents during your registration:

  • LTA approval letter (photo copy) to attend the Refresher Course
  • Photo copy of NRIC

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.

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