Topographical assessment

Licensing requirements are changing from 1 July 2024

Find out more on our taxi and private hire policy page.

Preparing for your assessment

Your assessment will be computer based, so you will need a basic understanding of how to use a mouse. 

The topographical assessment guidelines provide more details about the assessment.

A guide to plotting a route

We have produced a short video on what to expect when undertaking the topographical assessment.

Special requirements and reasonable adjustments

TfL offer a wide range of reasonable adjustments that are tailored to the individual to ensure that assessments are carried out in a fair and consistent manner.

If you have a disability or condition which means you will need adjustments to be made at your assessment then you will be invited to provide us with a brief outline of the condition and documented evidence from a relevant professional. 

Contact us on tphdriverassessments@tfl.gov.uk

Cost of assessment

The TfL Topographical Assessment costs £36 when taken for the first time and £16 for a re-sit.

Assessment centre information

Topographical testing is currently undertaken at our (TfL) driver assessment centres at Pier Walk and West Kensington.

Please review the guidance below carefully before your assessment and follow the provided instructions.

Find out more about the centres: