Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle driver’s licences, commonly known as ‘taxi driver’ licences, allow the holder to driver either a Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen or Monmouthsire licensed hackney carriage and/or private hire vehicle. Licences are normally issued for a maximum period of three years.
You will be required to pass a Knowledge Test (fee payable), which is administered at the Torfaen Training Centre, before an application for a licence can be submitted. Applicants are advised to contact Torfaen Training on 01633 875929 so that a revision pack will be sent out in advance of the test. Proof that the test has been completed and passed must then be produced to the Council’s Licensing Team who will then issue an application pack.
Applicants must also attend a ‘Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adult’s' training session at the Torfaen Training centre, before an application for a licence can be submitted to the Council.