Taxi and Private Hire Assessment

Taxi and Private Hire Assessment
  • Quick and easy booking process
  • Assessment taken in your own vehicle at a time and location to suit you
  • Official certification to operate in your locality
  • Enhanced driving skills to keep your passengers safe and comfortable
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Course overview

Why should you take this course?

To become a licenced taxi driver, most licensing officers will request that you pass a formal assessment to ensure that you are a proficient driver, and that you are able to provide a safe and considerate service for passengers.

IAM RoadSmart is an official taxi assessment provider for a growing number of local councils. Book your assessment with us if you wish to operate as a taxi driver in any of the following locations:

Bassetlaw, Broadland, Cherwell, Cheshire, Colchester, Derby, Durham, Guildford, Harlow, Leeds, Leicester, South Northamptonshire, Sedgemoor, Stevenage, Tameside, Warwick, Wycombe, South Cambridgeshire, Selby, Reading, South Norfolk.

What can you expect?

  • Vehicle safety check
  • Licence check
  • Eyesight check
  • One-to-one assessment with a friendly and experienced instructor
  • Knowledge of the principles of smooth and efficient driving
  • The role of the driver and consideration for customers’ needs
  • Safe manoeuvring and use of vehicle controls
  • Formal certificate upon passing the assessment

Please note: if you need to cancel your assessment you must do so a minimum of seven days before the scheduled date or you will not be refunded.


Obtain official certification to operate as a taxi driver in your area

Enhance your driving skill and roadcraft

Increase passenger confidence


Purchase your taxi assessment

Your details will be forwarded to a local assessor and you will be contacted as soon as possible

Schedule your assessment

You and your assessor will arrange a convenient time and location to hold your session

Ensure that your vehicle is suitable for test purposes

You must have the appropriate insurance, valid MOT and tax

Complete your assessment

Upon successful completion you will be issued with a certificate and a copy of your Driver Evaluation Report