Training. The Commission requires that Applicants for a new License pass all prescribed tests, both oral and written, as administered by the Commission or at its direction.
(1) Defensive Driving Course. Applicants must hold a certificate of completion for the required hours of instruction in a Defensive Driving Course dated within six months prior to the application date.
(2) Authorized Taxicab Training. Applicants must be able to prove (by showing a certificate of attendance) that they attended an Authorized Taxicab Training course, successfully completed the course and passed an examination approved by the Commission on proficiency in English and other mandatory subjects.
(3) Authorized Taxicab Training Refresher Course. During the last 60 days of the initial one-year Probationary term, Probationary Licensees must attend and pass an Authorized Taxicab Training Refresher course in order to qualify for a renewal License.
(4) Military Exemption. Any Applicant for a License who previously held a Valid Taxicab Driver's License will not be required to take the Authorized Taxicab Training course, provided that Applicant meets the following conditions:
(i) The Applicant's Taxicab Driver's License expired solely because the Applicant was not available to renew his or her License because he or she was engaged in active military service.
(ii) The Applicant's military service began before the expiration date of his or her prior License.
(iii) The Applicant filed an application within 90 days of completing active military service, and in no event later than three years following expiration of the prior License.
(iv) The Applicant provided proof of the dates of active military service.
(v) Applicant meets all other requirements for obtaining a new License.