TRANSPORT TRAINING SERVICES
Taxi Periodic Training
We are an approved training center by JAUPT and DVA N. Ireland to deliver online and center based Taxi Periodic Training. Introduced in September 2015, it is now a legal requirement for taxi drivers operating in Northern Ireland to complete periodic training to improve their knowledge and skills.
Drivers should complete 7 hours of training per year up to a total of 35 hours in a 5 year period (the validity period of your Taxi licence). This should include a minimum of 3.5 hours of Disability Awareness.
Drivers should not complete the same course
twice unless there is a specific need.
The training requirement will be phased in between 2015 and 2020 with drivers having to provide evidence of training before their taxi licence can be renewed.
The training requirements can be seen below.
Licence renewal dates
1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017 = 7 hours of training.
1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018 = 14 hours of training.
1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019 = 21 hours of training.
1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020 = 28 hours of training.
1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021 = 35 hours of training.
All classroom based training is currently suspended but we can offer an online public training course for taxi drivers.