Getting a Licence


Legal Requirement

Under the Road Traffic Act, you have to be at least 18 years of age before you can apply for a licence to drive a Class 3/3A motor vehicle.

Enroll For Driving Classes

If you are engaging a private driving instructor, please make sure that the driving instructor is licensed by Traffic Police. Below is the list of driving centres which you may wish to enrol into:

Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC)
815 Bukit Batok West Ave 5
Singapore 659085
Tel : 6561 1233

ComfortDelGro Driving Centre Pte Ltd
205 Ubi Ave 4
Singapore 408805
Tel : 6841 8900

Singapore Safety Driving Centre (SSDC)
2 Woodlands Industrial Park E4
Singapore 757387
Tel : 6482 6060

Basic Theory Test (BTT)

This test is designed to test your knowledge of the rules and regulations of the road, the traffic signs and signals. A copy of the  Basic Theory handbook can be found on TP's Online Learning Portal

Provisional Driving Licence (PDL)

You need to engage a licensed driving instructor who must be seated beside you while learning driving at all times. The vehicle used for your lesson should display two 18cm square 'L' plates, in a conspicuous position on both the front and back of the vehicle. The vehicle has to be insured against third-party risk, driving tuition and the practical tests.

You can proceed to take your driving lessons after obtaining the Provisional Driving Licence (PDL).

The authorized driving centres have structured driving lessons and competent driving instructors to train your driving skills.

Final Theory Test (FTT)

You must pass the Final Theory Test (FTT) before you can proceed to apply for the practical driving test. The FTT is set to test your knowledge on the safety aspects and proper techniques of driving. You have to pass the Practical Driving Test within 2 years since the date of passing FTT. Otherwise, you will need to re-sit for the FTT again. A copy of the Final Theory handbook can be found on TP's Online Learning Portal

Practical Driving Test (PDT)

The Practical Driving Test will be conducted by a Driving Tester appointed by Traffic Police. The vehicle used must be in good mechanical condition and properly insured for the test.

The Practical Driving Test consists of two parts. The first part is conducted on a driving circuit to test of your skills and judgement. The second part is conducted on the public roads. It tests your ability to interact safely with other road users and how you comply with the traffic rules and regulations.

The driving tester will assess your driving performance with a checklist. All possible driving errors are shown on the checklist. The student will accumulate penalty points ranging from 2 to 10 for each mistake. A student who accumulates penalty points in excess of a predetermined number of points fails the test. The student fails the test immediately if he commits any serious mistakes. The checklist used for the test will be given to you at the end of the test so that you can learn from your mistakes.

Last Updated on 14 September 2017