Are you eligible?

What’s required to get a PCO Licence.

  •  At least 21 years old
  •  UK driving licence 3 years+
  •  Criminal Check (DBS)
  • Online Safeguarding Course
  •  Pass medical check with GP
  •  Pass Topographical Test
  •  English Speaking & Listening
  •  Safety, Equality & Regulation

How to apply for a PCO Licence

There are a few steps to get your PCO Licence, we’ve listed them below:

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Register with TfL

You must register with TfL to get your online PCO licence application started.

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CRB Check Application

Complete your Enhanced DBS CRB Check with TfL’s authorised company.


Medical Check

A medical assessment must be done by your GP to declare you are fit to work.


Book Topographical Test

Book and pass your Topographical Skills Test at a TfL authorised test centre.


Topographical Skills Training

You get 2 chances to pass your topographical test, so it’s wise to prepare.


English Language Requirement

Safety, Equality & Regulation course as well as the Speaking & Listening test with TfL.

Apply from the comfort
of your own home!

Did you know you we can help you with the
PCO Licence application online?

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CRB Check Submitted Online

Online Topographical Skills Training

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