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How to become a San Francisco Taxicab Driver
Requisites for a Driver Permit, Transportation Code (TC) Division II, Article 1100, Section 1103C (2):
Step 1. Go to the SFMTA Taxi Services office for New Driver Pre-Screening, One South Van Ness, 7th Floor Monday - Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 5 p.m.
Step 2. Attend and complete the taxi training at one of the approved Taxi Schools and obtain a Taxi Training Certificate and Sensitivity Training Certificate (See the next page for a list of approved taxi schools)
Step 3. Obtain a fingerprint and background check from one of the listed Live Scan locations (See the next page for a list of Live Scan locations)
Step 4. Obtain a ten (10) year printout of your driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Note: Printout must be dated within 30 days of the application)
Step 5. Obtain a letter of intent to hire from a San Francisco taxi company
Step 6. Bring items from steps two through six to SFMTA Taxi Services, One South Van Ness, 7th Floor during application hours: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m.
SFMTA classes are held the first and third Thursday of the month (space is limited)
Step 7. After eight (8) weeks you may contact SFMTA Taxi Services to check if your background check has cleared and your permanent driver permit (A-Card) and badge are ready for pick up. If they are, you may pick up these items from SFMTA Taxi Services.
List of approved Certified Taxi Schools:
Live Scan locations close to SFMTA office:
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