Executive hire

1. Taxi driver knowledge test

Knowledge tests during coronavirus

In line with guidance from the government and Public Health England we've taken the difficult decision to close our public reception facilities. This includes all taxi licensing surgery appointments, drop-in sessions, knowledge tests and visual accident damage inspections.

To become a licensed executive hire taxi driver in Stockport, you must pass our paper based Executive Hire taxi driver knowledge test first. The cost is £70 per test which is payable on booking.

The test

The test is taken under exam conditions in a classroom environment in the Town Hall complex. You'll be given 30 minutes to answer questions on:

View an example of some of the questions that may be asked in the test.

No reference material is allowed in the test. This includes mobile phones, Satnavs and A-Z maps. Anyone found using reference material will fail the exam and will not be able to re-sit it for 3 months.

Recommended reading before the test

You must bring with you:

  • EEA/UK photocard driving licence showing your current name and address
  • utility bill or bank statement, issued within the last 3 months, showing your current name and address
  • EEA/UK passport or other proof of right to work in the UK

If you re-sit the test you must bring with you:

  • EEA/UK photocard driving licence showing your current name and address
  • evidence of your previous test result; a copy of the email sent by Personnel Checks

Pass mark

You must answer 13 out of 14 questions.

After the test

Your results will be emailed to you 2 working days after completion of the test by our partner, Personnel Checks.

If you fail, you'll need to re-book the test. The cost of the test is £70. You cannot re-take the test for at least 4 weeks after your failed test.