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Driver Training Program

For-Hire Drivers must complete a Driver's Training Program to help drivers understand the rules and regulations to operate in the City of Tacoma.  The course includes a driver training program and Defensive Driving Course.


If your company does not offer a training program you may take the City offered course listed below for a fee of $25.  The Driver Training program must be completed prior to applying for a For-Hire Driver License.  


Need to Take the City Offered Class? 


Step 1:   City Driver Training

 The for-hire driver training is all online. If using this course, a fee of $25 will be due upon application for your for-hire license.   Upon completion of the course, drivers will receive an email confirmation. Please keep this confirmation, it is your proof of completion of the course. To get started click the link below:


Start the Driver Training  


Step 2:  Defensive Driving Training Course

A City authorized online course is available through the National Safety Council for a fee.  This course allows drivers to pace their learning with their schedule.  A fee will apply to take this course.


Start the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course 


Step 3: Apply for your For-Hire Driver License 

Complete the For-Hire Driver Application form and submit in person with the required forms to apply for your license.


TNC Driver License Information

Taxi/For-Hire Driver License Information


Driving for a Transportation Network Company?

Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers complete the driver training program requirements through the on-boarding process with their affiliated TNC. You do not need to take the City offered class.