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Book a taxi driver knowledge test

Book a Knowledge Test Online

You can book and pay for a Knowledge Test online. You are able to do this at any time of the week, day or night, giving you more flexibility. You are also able to rebook if you are unable to make the date, up to 24 hours before the test is due to start.

The Booking and Payment facility for knowledge tests also gives you the option to sit a test in a different location to the district you are planning to work in. Tests run in West Oxfordshire, Cotswold and Forest of Dean District Councils, giving you the option of an earlier date or a more convenient location to where you live. You will sit the test paper for the area you are applying to work in. 

You will need a debit or credit card to pay for the knowledge test, an idea of dates you can do, the type of licence you need to book and the location.

  • The cost for a Knowledge Test is £79

You are able to move a date or cancel a date but you need to be aware that refunds are not available. 

We recommend you view all the the steps of what it takes to become a driver, so you are aware of all requirements before booking.

Book a Taxi Knowledge Test

Phone to book a Knowledge Test

You can call West Oxfordshire District Council on 01993 861000 to book a place and pay for your Taxi Driver Knowledge Test between 9:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.

Before you do this, check that you have an answer to the following:

  • I am over 18 years of age
  • I have a current UK drivers licence 
  • I have the right to work in the UK (check your right to work in the UK)
  • I have no criminal convictions that bar me from applying for a taxi driver licence with Cotswold District Council. (check your Criminal Record Status).

Our colleagues in Customer Service will be ready to take your call and be able to book you onto the next available date for a knowledge test in your area. To help them to help you efficiently, have a payment card ready.  

Our colleague will be able to take payment over the phone and generate a receipt for you. They can email a copy of the receipt to you after the call. 

If you need to move the date and time of your test, you can do this without losing money, if you call us no later than 24 hours before the test date and time. You need to be aware no refunds are available. We will need the most recent LIC number to change your booking.

Our Customer Service colleague will also need to know which type of licence you are applying for because the tests are tailored to:

  • Dual Drivers (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire) 
  • Private Hire Drivers