Get your PDVL before you can start driving and be a Grab driver!

Follow the step by step guide below and you’ll be on your way to getting your PDVL!

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How do I Apply?

   Prepare copies of these documents:

  1. NRIC
  2. DRIVING LICENSE
  3. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE
  4. PASSPORT SIZE PHOTO (click here to resize your passport size photo)
  5. CREDIT CARD
   *You will not be able to proceed if you do not have these with you



For new Driver-Partners: Steps to become PDVL certified

Are you new to Grab? Follow these simple steps to get your PDVL in just 6-8 weeks!

STAGE 1: Sign up for your ATC Via

1. Grab@Sin Ming
2. Online at LicenseOne via https://licence1.business.gov.sg

STAGE 2: Complete Medical Check

1. Go for your medical checkup at any one of the listed SATA Clinic or your own clinic
2. Self-collect your Medical Report

*T/PDVL application takes around 4-6 weeks. We strongly encourage you to go for your medical checkup while your T/PDVL application is being processed by LTA. The LTA approval letter will be mailed to your home address once it is approved.

You may proceed with course registration (stage 3) once you obtain all the following documents:

✅ LTA Approval to attend Course Letter (TPDVL/PDVL ATC)
✅ Complete Medical Report (FIT)
✅ English Proficiency Cert (Minimum O/N level English D7)

STAGE 3: Course Registration via

1. Grab@Sin Ming
2. Online at grab.taxi.org.sg

STAGE 4: PDVL Course & Test

Prepare copies of these documents for submission on the day of your course:

1. NRIC
2. DRIVING LICENCE
3. LTA APPROVAL LETTER
4. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE
5. ORIGINAL MEDICAL REPORT

Things to note on your course day:
– Arrive 15 mins before the start of class or test
– Be in proper attire (All gender: collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes) during course and test

– You will be refused entry if you are late or not properly attired and your attendance will be marked as absent

Terms and Conditions: The Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone and to make changes to the course’s venue, content and instructor.

Frequently Asked Questions

PDVL

LTA has announced a new regulation that will require all private hire car drivers to be properly licensed in order to continue driving. As a valued Grab Partner, we want to ensure that you have a quick, easy and smooth application process, so that you can continue driving with Grab without worry.

  • Singaporeans holding a Class 3/3A driving licence for at least 2 years prior to application are eligible.
  • PR and Work Pass holders may also apply for the PDVL if they are employed by a chauffeured services company.
  • All applicants must speak and read simple English.
  • If you are self-employed, please ensure that you have up-to-date Medisave contributions.

TDVL holders need not apply for the PDVL, so you can continue driving with Grab as long as your TDVL is valid. Please send us a copy of your NRIC so that we can verify the status of your TDVL. You may send it in via ops.sg.pdvl@grabtaxi.com or upload your document here with subject “Proof to Drive”.

The TDVL allows you to drive both taxis and private hire cars. You are also allowed to take street hail jobs when driving a taxi. However, there are different eligibility criteria for TDVL and PDVL (see table below). To obtain your TDVL, you will also have to undergo a more rigorous training course that takes 25 hours. Eligibility criteria for TDVL and PDVL:

You will need to be employed by a chauffeured services company before you can apply for PDVL. Alternatively, you may continue to drive on our GrabHitch platform.

Medical

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

Yes, you may choose to head to your preferred licensed physician. Download Medical Examination Report (Vocational Licence Application / Renewal). Bring this form with you during the checkup.

Grab has appointed SATA CommHealth to provide you with a medical examination, that will be sponsored by Grab.

If you are 70 years and above, you will need to go for additional test – Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT) and Off-Road Occupational Therapist Assessment. Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT) can be done at SATA CommHealth clinic while Off-Road Occupational Therapist Assessment can only be done at TTSH. Download Assessment on Fitness to Drive for Vocational Licence Holders Aged 70 Years and Above

Training

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.

Once you receive your Approval to Course (ATC) from LTA and collected your Medical Report, you can proceed with course registration. Simply register at 28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-143 or online at grab.taxi.org.sg

PDVL training – 1 full day, 9AM-6PM (8 hours)

Don’t panic. If you fail 1 paper $16.05 (incl. GST) applies, if you fail 2 papers $21.40 (incl. GST) applies. You may register to retake it multiple times with your training provider. However, this will be at your own expense.

If you request to change your course date 2 weeks before the course starts, you may reschedule your course online at grab.taxi.org.sg by managing your booking. Simply key in your NRIC no. and Booking reference no. (found in your e-receipt). Admin fee of $10.70 (incl. GST) applies.

If you request to change course date less than 2 weeks but more than 3 days before the course starts, please head down to 28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-143 to do so. Admin fee of $26.75 (incl. GST) applies.

If you request to change course date 3 days before the course starts or already passed course date, please head down to your training provider to do so. Re-course fee of $128.40 (incl. GST) applies.

PDVL course – $155.15 (up to $128.40 claimable from SkillsFuture)
If you have Sufficient Value in your SkillsFuture Credit Balance, you will only have to pay $26.75 upfront for your PDVL course fees.

Effective 1st May 2019, we will only be accepting credit card / Nets.

At least $128.40, which is the amount that will be deducted!

No refund for cancellation notice given less than 2 weeks before the course starts.

Request to cancel course 2 weeks before course starts, please head down to your training provider to do so. Admin fee of $26.75 (incl. GST) applies.

If you did not attend or complete the scheduled course, course fee will be forfeited.