Taxi driver tests

Information about the practical driving test, driver training/knowledge test and knowledge retests.

Practical driving test

The Council's approved supplier for the required practical driving test is Diamond Advance motoring. Tel. 020 8253 0120 or find out more information on the Diamond Advanced website.

Please contact the supplier directly to book and pay for your driving test.

Driver training/knowledge test

Driver training normally takes place on the last Tuesday of each month. The session takes place in the Central Library and takes up to 4 hours.

The test is a written test so you will need a good standard of English to be successful.

A good knowledge of Blackburn and Darwen is also required to be able to pass the test.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the guidance document before you book onto a session.

To reserve a place on the training complete the online form. Further information regarding fees can be found on the services fee webpage.

Knowledge retest

You will be required to book a retest if you have received an email stating you have been unsuccessful with your knowledge test.

Retests normally take place at Davyfield Road, however you will receive an email confirmation stating the date, time and location.

We would strongly recommend you revisit the guidance document prior to taking the retest.

Applicants who fail the test on 3 successive attempts will have to wait at least 12 months before a new application will be considered. Applications made before 12 months will be rejected.