Find out how to apply for your PSV Licence whether you want to drive a taxi, hackney or a limousine. We gathered information from the Taxi Regulator and SPSV test websites. Here you will find information about necessary steps you need to take, in order to become a SPSV driver.
You can study for the PSV Test from the official manual for operating in the SPSV industry. You can
order your copy of the manual (cost of €30) by phoning 1890 347 347 download the Official SPSV Manual by clicking the image below (DVD no longer available). The manual pack contains all of the material you need to study for the first section of the test, which covers the following topics:
The manual will also provide guidance on how to prepare for the second section of the test, which is the area knowledge of the county in which you wish to operate in order to pass this section of the test.
You can book your test on-line, by phone or by post. When you are sufficiently prepared for the test, you can book your test.
The fee for the test is €85.05 and is payable directly to Prometric Ireland (Prometric administers the skills development test on behalf of the Commission) at the time of booking. Please note: when you booking your test, you will be asked to provide the following information:
If you have any special requirements please specify this at the time of booking. For details of cancellation policy, call 1890 340123.
If successful, await your SPSV Skills Development Certificate in the post. If unsuccessful, you may book another test.
When you have received your test certificate in the post, contact the Commission and pay your driver licence fee by phoning 1890 347 347.The fee is €250 and a receipt will be issued to you.
Note that you do not pay the Commission the SPSV driver licence fee until you have passed the test and received your test certificate.
Apply to your local Garda station for your SPSV driver licence. You must complete an application form (available in the Garda Station)called FORM PSV 15. This completed form must be accompanied by
Your application will be processed by An Garda Siochana. This may take some time. If your application is in order and you are deemed a fit and proper person, you will then be granted and SPSV driver licence. Please await confirmation of this from An Garda Siochana. You will receive your ID card and smart card in the post from the Commission.
On receipt of your driver ID card and smart card you are now ready to operate a licensed vehicle in the SPSV industry.