Become a Driver - Cheap Cabs

Become a Driver

Want to be a private hire driver?

Cheap Cabs offers full training to help you become a private hire driver.
There are 2 ways of joining the industry as an owner driver or as a driver, you may also wish to work full time or on a casual basis/weekends. You can use your own car/ van or hire a company vehicle.


To become a taxi driver you need a passenger endorsement on your license. To get an endorsement you need to have held a full licence for 2 years, no medical conditions that affect professional driving, and no major criminal or driving convictions.

  • Medical certificate (driving)
  • Pass a full driving test (if not tested in the past 5 years)
  • Pass a passenger theory test
  • Land transport vetting

Owner driver

Owner drivers require a passenger endorsement as laid out above, and a passenger service licence.

  • No major criminal convictions
  • Pass a theory test in relation to owning and operating a small passenger vehicle
  • Cost $ 570.00 (Finance available)
Time frame for processing (land transport) 6 to 8 weeks.
NB: Both driving and owners licences can be done at the same time
All our training is done by our in house training partner.

What sort of Car can I use:

You must use a Hybrid or electric vehicle, no older than 7 years and is large enough to comfortably carry 4 or more passengers.
Your Vehicle requires a COF (the commercial version of a WOF)
As your Vehicle will be operating as a commercial vehicle you will need suitable insurance.

Contact Us now!

PHONE 0800 244 666
EMAIL with your name and any questions you have and we will get straight back to you.