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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licencing

Hackney Carriage Test

Before you apply for a hackney carriage licence you need to take a Knowledge Test at the Council's offices. This is charged at £25.00 per test and includes one resit, the fee is due at the time of booking the test.

The test is written, comprises of 10 questions and will last 45 minutes.

You will be expected to obtain 8/10 to pass. There are three papers, and on failure of a paper you may book again to retry the second and third papers (maximum 3 papers).

After failing three papers you cannot take another Hackney Carriage Test for one year from the date of last test taken.

The tests are conducted at the Council offices every other Tuesday. To book a test, you can:

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Hackney Carriage knowledge test guidance notes

Last updated 19/10/2016

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Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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