How to Book Topographical Skills Test

If you want to become a licensed private hire driver in London you must complete a topographical assessment. The assessment is held in TfL-approved centres and is conducted under exam conditions by TfL assessors.

You must send us your private hire driver application before you sit an assessment.

How to book an assessment

Assessments can only be booked through us. To book a test, you must follow these steps:

Step 1
Select the approved centre of your choice from TfL Website’s List of Topographical skills test centre’s Test prices start from FREE depending on which test centre you choose.

Step 2
Once you have selected a centre, please call us on 0343 222 4444 to book an assessment and TfL will send you a booking confirmation by letter and email.

Step 3
Go to the centre at the date and time shown on your booking confirmation. When you arrive, TfL will carry out identity checks and register you for the assessment.

For any queries, contact TfL’s topographical team on 0343 222 4444 or email

Assessment guidelines

The Topographical assessment guidelines provide more details about the assessment:
Topographical Skills Test Guidelines by TfL