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Take your first step to driving with Grab. We’re here to guide you, every step of the way.

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Visit Grab@Tampines so we can help you out.

5 Steps to get your PDVL/TDVL:

Types of licences

:white_check_mark: Licensed to drive ONLY private hire cars

:white_check_mark: Total Course Duration: 10.5hrs

:white_check_mark: Requires completion of THREE e-tests, Duration: 1hr 45min

:white_check_mark: Licensed to drive BOTH taxis and private hire cars

:white_check_mark: Total Course Duration: 19.5hrs

:white_check_mark: Requires completion of THREE e-tests, Duration: 3hrs

How do I apply?

Prepare copies of the following documents:

* You will not be able to proceed if you do not have these documents with you

Driving License
GCE N/O Level Cert with min. D7 for English
Passport Sized Photo
Credit Card
Min. 30 years old
*Applicable to Singapore Citizens ONLY
Valid Class 3 or 3A with min. 1 year experience
*Scan a copy of your physical cert or retrieve your digital cert via SingPass here
**If your grade achieved is below D7, apply for the English Proficiency Test here
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Step-by-step guide to get your Vocational License

Get approved within 6 to 8 weeks

Step 1: Sign up to be a Grab Driver-Partner

Click here to register

Step 2: Apply for LTA Vocational License - ATC Letter

Sign up online at LicenceOne

  • Online payment of $40 required
  • Payment Methods: PayPal, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Click here for full guide

1. Visit the LicenceOne  page 



4. Search “PDVL” and add to selection

5. Click [Review & Apply (1)]

6. Click [Proceed]

7. Click [APPLY]

8. Click on the checkbox beside [By clicking on the checkbox, I agree to be bound by the Terms of Use.]

9. Click on the checkbox beside [Retrieve Myinfo with SingPass]

10. Click [Next] after filling up all your particulars

11. Click the checkbox to indicate the Vocational Licence type you want to apply for (TDVL or PDVL)

12. Fill up the remaining particular fields and complete the Declaration and click [Proceed]

13. Upload Supporting Documents, Acknowledge the declaration, and pay a $40 application fee online

*Note that a receipt will be displayed on your screen if payment is successful


Onsite at Grab@Tampines

  • Address: 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-12C, Space@Tampines, Singapore 528605
  • Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 10am to 6pm (Closed on PH)

Step 3: Complete Medical Checkup

Attend your checkup at any clinic and collect your Medical Report

Recommended list of subsidised SATA CommHealth Clinics here

Estimated cost: $58-63 for checkup and X-ray

Step 4: Apply for PDVL/TDVL Course

Submit an online inquiry to NTUC LearningHub here

Do remember to select:

  • [GRAB] as Private Hire Company
  • PDVL/TDVL (New Drivers) for Enquiry Type


Sign up in-person at any NTUC LearningHub branch

  • NTUC LearningHub @ Devan Nair Institute
    • Address: 80 Jurong East Street 21, #02, Singapore 600201
    • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 3pm
    • Phone Number:  6336 5482
  • NTUC Trade Union House
    • Address: 73 Bras Basah Rd, NTUC Trade Union House, Singapore 189556
    • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 3pm
    • Phone Number: 6336 5482
  • NTUC LearningHub @ Lifelong Learning Institution
    • Address: 11 Eunos Rd 8, #05-01 Lifelong Learning Institute, Singapore 408601
    • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 3pm
    • Phone Number: 6336 5482

Step 5: Take PDVL/TDVL Course & Test

Please take note of the following:

Still have questions?
Let us assist you at Grab@Tampines.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the requirements to apply for the TDVL/PDVL?

  • Be at least 30 years old at the point of application
  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Have a valid Class 3 or 3A Singapore driving licence for a continuous period of at least 1 year at the point of application
  • N/O Level English grade D7 and above OR Workplace Literacy Assessment (WPL) pass

2. Do I still need a PDVL if I already have a TDVL?

TDVL holders need not apply for PDVL. You can continue driving with Grab as long as your TDVL is valid.

3. I am a PR and do not have a Vocational License. How can I continue driving with Grab?

As of 15 September 2020, new LTA regulations are such that only Singapore Citizens are allowed to apply for the TDVL and PDVL License.

1. Why do I need to attend a medical examination?

Besides being an LTA requirement, we want to ensure that all driver-partners are healthy while on the road.

2. Can I do the medical examination with my choice of doctor?
Yes, you may choose to head to your preferred licensed physician. Please bring the medical check-up form attached to your ATC letter and have your preferred licensed physician complete it during the checkup.

3. I do not have a preferred licensed physician. Who can I look for to complete my medical examination?
SATA CommHealth can help you with your medical examination at a subsidised rate.

4. What additional medical check-ups are needed if I am above 70 years?
If you are 70 years and above, you will need to go for:

  • Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT) which can be done at SATA CommHealth Clinic
  • Off-Road Occupational Therapist Assessment which can be done at TTSH

1. What is SkillsFuture?
SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life.
Every Singaporean above 25 has an initial $500 credits. Your PDVL training course fee is claimable from SkillsFuture. Check your credit amount via SkillsFuture Portal here.

2. When can I register for training and how do I register for training?
You can register for your training after you have received your Approval-to-attend course (ATC) letter from LTA and have completed & collected your Medical Report. Simply register at any NTUC Learning Hub branch.

3. How long is the training?
TDVL Training – 2 full day, 9AM-6PM (16 hours)
PDVL Training – 1 full day, 9AM-6PM (8 hours)

4. What if I fail the TDVL/PDVL tests?
Don’t panic. You may register to retake it multiple times with your training provider. Test Fee of $10.70 (incl. GST) + $5.35 (incl. GST) per test paper applies. However, this will be at your own expense.

5. What if I need to reschedule or cancel my TDVL/PDVL test?
Please note that once registration is confirmed, no withdrawal, cancellation or change of date, time slot or test type is allowed. Fees paid are not refundable.
Therefore, please ensure before you complete your registration that the type of test, the test date, and the time selected are correct.
You are strongly advised not to make multiple bookings for retest slots.
If you do so and proceed to sit for a paper which you have already taken and passed before, your test result for the latest attempt will be the one that will be taken into consideration for the issuance of your Temporary Vocational Licence (TVL).
Please ensure you are available to take the test on the date and time registered for.

6. How much will I have to pay upfront?
TDVL course – $294.25 (up to $240.75 claimable from SkillsFuture)
If you have sufficient value in your SkillsFuture Credit Balance, you will only have to pay $53.50 upfront for your course fees.
PDVL course – $160.75 (up to $133.75 claimable from SkillsFuture)
If you have sufficient value in your SkillsFuture Credit Balance, you will only have to pay $27 upfront for your course fees.
With effect from 1st May 2019, only Credit Card & NETS will be accepted.
NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

7. How much do I need in my SkillsFuture Credit Balance?
A maximum of $240.75 can be deducted for the TDVL course.
A maximum of $133.75 can be deducted for the PDVL course.

8. What to bring on my course date?

  • NRIC (copy)
  • Driving Licence (copy)
  • Approval Letter from LTA (copy)
  • Medical & X-Ray Report (original)
  • Documentary Proof of ability to speak and read simple English: GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’ level pass in English (grade D7 and above), or Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme pass in English (level 3 or higher)

9. What to wear on my course date?
Applicable to all genders: collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes

Join us as a Driver-Partner today!

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.