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 at TfL test 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

To book a test, you must follow these steps:

Step 1
Complete your Private Hire Application and submit it to TfL.

Step 2
Once your application has been processed, TfL will write to you to book your topographical test.

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