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Taxi: P. Endorsement plus Area Knowledge certificate

$690 incl GST         

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  • If you want to drive a vehicle carrying passengers for Hire or Reward, you must hold a P. Endorsement licence.
  • If the vehicle is fitted with a taxi meter then the driver must hold an Area Knowledge Certificate for the area that Taxi company operates in e.g Auckland Metropolitan A/K certificate.

It is illegal to drive a taxi without one.

To be eligible

You must have:

  1. Held a full class 1 current licence for 2 or more years.
  2. Get a DL9 medical (approx. $45.00)
  3. Be able to pass a fit and proper persons check* (Serious convictions may stop a person from holding a P. Endorsement licence licence) Contact NZTA if you have any concerns.
    *People from overseas will need to provide documented proof.
  4. A class 1 practical driving test may be required unless you have passed this test within the last 5 years.  AA or VTNZ charges apply.

About the Course

P. Endorsement Course 2 days (Monday and Tuesday or two Saturdays)

  • Logbooks – Unit standard 24089 ($100-00 discount if already completed in the last 12months)**
  • P. Endorsement - Unit standard 17579
  • On satisfactory completion of course, a certificate will be issued which you must take to the AA or VTNZ and lodge your DL20 application.

**Must provide copy of certifcate, and cover sheet of assessment.

Area Knowledge

Please note: Once you have passed the A/K test you will be given an Area Knowledge Certificate - this must be kept and a copy given to the taxi Company that you will drive for.

Please note: No resit fees

  • Classes held every Thursday, bookings required.
  • You will be provided with an Auckland Metropolitan A/K question bank, which contains 8 objectives for you to complete and return.
  • When you have completed the booklet and learnt the material you will be ready to be tested.
  • Testing to be completed within four weeks of commencement.
  • No re-sit fees during this period.