Bus Driver's Vocational Licence

This licence allows the holder to drive a private hire bus, an excursion bus, and a school bus.

To be eligible to apply for a Bus Driver's Vocational Licence (BDVL), you should:

  • 1. be a Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident/Work Permit holder (with bus driver as a vocation);
  • 2. be at least 21 years old; and
  • 3. have held a valid Class 3 Singapore Driving Licence for a continuous period of at least one year at the point of application.

    Please click here to download the application form. Copies are also available at:

    LTA, Information Counter, Level 1, 10 Sin Ming Drive

    Application forms may be submitted by post or in person together with a passport-size photograph and a non-refundable application fee of $40 to LTA. Applicants will be informed of the status of their applications 3-4 weeks from the date of application.

    The fees for the training courses  (excluding GST) is $100.

    The duration is 14 hours (inclusive of a two-hour written test).

    Applicants who have been approved to attend the training course are required to register for the course  within 3 months and complete the course within 6 months from the date of the approval letter. Applicants are required to produce LTA’s medical examination form, duly completed, during the registration for the training course.  




    • Identity card or valid passport
    • Qualified driving licence
    • X-ray and medical examination report
    • Letter from LTA
    • Enrol personally


    • Course payment receipt
    • Identity Card or Valid Passport

    COURSE DURATION: 14 hours

    • Rules and Regulations (Conducted by LTA)
    • Types of Bus Services (Conducted by LTA)
    • Bus Lane Operational Hours (Conducted by LTA)
    • Electronic Road Pricing (Conducted by LTA)
    • Common Offences (Conducted by LTA)
    • Case Study (Conducted by LTA)
    • Traffic Rules
    • Characteristics of Road Users
    • Defensive Driving
    • Customer Service
    • Theory Test
    Course Fee: S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) 

    Mode of Payment:
    • Cheque (to be made two weeks before the course)
    • NETS
    • CashCard