News · 11 Mar 2021

Getting your vocational licence to drive with Gojek

New to Gojek? Get your Vocational Licence (PDVL or TDVL) to get started on your journey! 


Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL)

The PDVL is a requirement by the Land Transport Authority for operating a private-hire car. For more on the PDVL, click here.


Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL)

Did you know? All taxi drivers are now able to drive on ride-hailing platforms following the implementation of a new regulatory framework on 30 October 2020! 


With a TDVL, you can drive both a Taxi and Private Hire Car!



How to apply?


You’ll need to prepare the following documents: 


🟢 NRIC (You need to be at least 30 years old at the point of application)

Pink 


🟢 Driving licence 

3/3A, with at least 1 year of driving experience


🟢 Passport size photo 

Front-facing, with white background 


🟢 Education certificates

At least D7 on GCE O/N Levels / L3 in English on the WPL / any local diploma/degree


Steps to be licensed 



Follow these simple steps to get your vocational license in just 6-8 weeks! 


1️⃣ Submit your application

Submit your application online via GoBusiness Licensing portal. Login via Singpass and search for “Taxi Driver Vocational Licence” or “Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence”. 


2️⃣ Complete your medical exam

As soon as your application is processed, you’ll receive an approval-to-attend course (ATC) letter. Then, you’ll need to go for a medical checkup and chest x-ray.


3️⃣ Attend your course 

Once you have been certified medically fit, you can book your PDVL/TDVL course here.


4️⃣ Take a test 

Upon completing your course, you will be given a date to take your test.


5️⃣ Rent from GoFleet

If you do not own a private hire vehicle, rent one from our GoFleet partners here.


Once steps 1 - 5 are complete, you're ready to start driving! 



FAQs


What is a PDVL and why do I need it? 

The TDVL / PDVL is a requirement by the Land Transport Authority for operating a private-hire car. For more on the vocational licenses, click here.


I have a TDVL. Do I still need the PDVL? 

Good news! If you already have the TDVL, you will not need to apply for a PDVL.


What do I need to qualify for a PDVL?

To be eligible for a TDVL / PDVL, you should:

  • Be a Singaporean
  • Be at least 30 years old at the point of application
  • Have a 3/3A/ Singapore driving licence for at least a continuous period of 1 year
  • Be able to speak and read simple English

How much does a PDVL cost?

PDVL-application fees consist of three parts:

  • Application fee: $40
  • Medical check-up fee: $39
  • Course fee: $155.15 ($128.40 deductible with SkillsFuture credits)

How much does a TDVL cost?

TDVL-application fees consist of three parts:

  • Application fee: $40
  • Medical check-up fee: $39
  • Course fee: $294.25 (up to $240.75 claimable from SkillsFuture)

How long is the TDVL / PDVL course?

  • TDVL Course: 25 hours to complete (16 hours of classroom training and 9 self-study hours)
  • PDVL Course: 1 full day - 10 hours to complete (8 hours of classroom training and 2 self-study hours).


How long does it take to complete my TDVL / PDVL application?

Your application may take anything between 2–4 weeks to process, medical check-up 1–2 weeks, and another week to complete both the PDVL course and test. 


In total, the process takes anything between 6–8 weeks.


Where do I book a PDVL course?

Upon being certified medically fit, you can sign up for your TDVL / PDVL course here


Can I retake the test if I fail it the first time round?

Yes! Each retake costs $10.70 for the test fee, and $5.35 for each test paper.


How long does my TDVL / PDVL last for?

Your licence is valid for 3 years.


Where can I get my medical check-up done?

You can have your medical exam done in any registered clinic. Please note that you’ll have to use the LTA’s medical examination form and also get a chest x-ray done. 

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