Apply for a new licence - step by step
New tax regulations come into force on 4th April 2022
From 4th April 2022 you must complete a tax check to renew a taxi, private hire, taxi operator or scrap metal licence, or to apply for the same type of licence with a different licensing authority. We will not be able to process your application without your tax check code. Find out how to complete a tax check on GOV.UK
4. Pass the Street Knowledge Test and ID checks
This test has been introduced to make sure all drivers licensed by us give the people of Liverpool, and those who visit the city, the best service possible.
What questions will I be asked?
The test is made up of 110 online multiple choice questions that test your knowledge of Liverpool and the region. You will be tested on:
- the shortest journeys across key parts of Liverpool
- addresses of local tourist sites, hospitals, places to stay and other public amenities
What should I study for the test?
Once you have booked your test we will email you with the list of addresses and routes you must learn.
The test costs £65.
ID and documents you must bring to the test
Please you bring your Right to Work documents to this appointment for us to check. View a list of the Right to Work documents we accept.
You will also need to bring your:
- full, valid driving licence with your picture and current address on it
- Liverpool Part 1 Standard Certificate
Once we have checked your documents, we will issue you with a certificate which proves we have validated them. Keep hold of this certificate as you will need it when you go to collect our licence.
How to book
You can book and pay for a test using the link below. Before booking, please read our terms as conditions. Please arrive ten minutes before the test start for us to check all your documents.
What happens next?
We will email to you with your results.
What if I don’t pass first time?
You will be given two chances to re-sit the bits of the exam you did not pass. We will give you details on how and when to book a re-sit free of charge when we write to you telling you your results.
Can I rearrange my test?
Yes – you must contact us seven working days before your test date to tell us you need to change it.
For further information about the test please contact us.