New Taxi Driver Training Course

Nova Driving School/Blue Ribbon Taxi


Driving a Public Passenger Vehicle in Chicago requires a Public Chauffeur License issued by the City of Chicago. Nova Driving School and Blue Ribbon Taxi Association have partnered to offer prospective taxi drivers the opportunity to become licensed drivers by the City of Chicago through our New Taxi Driver Training Course.


The program will provide students with:

  • In-depth knowledge of how to navigate Chicago’s streets
  • The Public Chauffeur Rules from the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Relevant Chicago ordinances
  • Safe driving instruction
  • Up-to-date strategies for how to best serve customers


Students who pass the test administered at the end of the first day of the course will earn a “taxi driver in training” card, issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, that will allow them to drive exclusively for Blue Ribbon Taxi Association for 90 days.


Candidates for the program must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be fluent in English, as all course instruction and materials will be in English
  • Have held an active, permanent driver’s license, in good standing, issued by any state in the U.S. for a minimum of one year (Note: A Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License (TVDL) does not meet the requirement)
  • Submit to fingerprinting at a BACP-approved agency, and complete a National/FBI criminal background check (see for further information)
  • Complete and pass the applicable public chauffeur course and licensing examination
  • Obtain a court-purposes MVR driving abstract from the Illinois Secretary of State to demonstrate a safe driving record (see for further information)
  • Obtain a debt clearance from the City of Chicago Department of Finance (see for further information)
  • Be in good standing with an court-ordered child support payments


Registration Location: Nova Driving School, 2036 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647

Classes Location: Nova Driving School, 2036 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647

Equipment & System Training: Blue Ribbon, 4020 W. Glenlake Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646


Public Chauffeur License: 4 day program $20

  • RegularPrice: $250. Get it for only $20