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How to apply for the Topographical Test

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  • Phone 0141 287 5354

Any individual who intends to apply for a Taxi Driver's Licence must first sit and pass the Council's Topographical Test of Knowledge.

The test aims to ensure that all Taxi Drivers have a knowledge of the City including the layout of its roads and the location of landmarks.

How do I apply?

Read our pdf icon Guidance on Applying [87kb] for information on the application process including details of:

  • How to lodge an application
  • Supporting documents required
  • When you can expect to sit a test
  • The time it will take to get a decision
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the decision

How much will it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon Fees and Charges [293kb] document for details of the current fees and accepted payment methods.

The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.

Do you run training courses to help pass the test?

The Council does not run training courses.  Glasgow Taxis Ltd run the Taxi Training School which may be able to offer assistance.

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  • Phone 0141 287 5354
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