How to Complete Your PDVL Refresher Course from the Comfort of Your Home

Every three years, private hire drivers in Singapore are required to renew their PDVL, with a refresher course mandated every six years to ensure adherence to regulations and safety standards.

Drivers need to fulfil the renewal requirements and attend the compulsory course before they can renew your vocational licence.

This guide aims to simplify the process of signing up for and completing the PDVL refresher course, all from the convenience of your home.

Course Providers and Cost:

There are two primary providers offer the PDVL Refresher Course: NTUC and Comfort Delgro.

The course fee is $40 (excluding GST), and the good news is, you can utilize your SkillsFuture credits to cover the cost directly, making it an even more accessible option for drivers.

You can sign-up for the course online on NTUC Learning Hub and Comfort Delgro website.

About the Course:

The PDVL Refresher Course spans three hours and covers essential topics such as proper driver conduct and the Driver Improvement Points system.

It serves as a refresher on dos and don’ts, ensuring drivers are well-informed about regulations, fines, and penalties for non-compliance.

Training Venue

The PDVL refresher course is held in a physcial classroom setting and also available via online classes.

NTUC Income has different venues for their physical classes in different parts of Singapore that you can choose from.

Online Classes

NTUC Learning Hub

You can also attend PDVL refresher course held in online format.

NTUC Income offers the online option. Visit their website, click on “See all schedules,” and you will find courses labeled as virtual live classes under the venue tab.

Attending the virtual live class is a game-changer. You can attend the course using your phone or computer in the comfort of your home, toilet, coffeeshop, basically anywhere.

All you need is a stable internet connection and the Zoom application.

About attending the Online Class 

While attending the online class, it’s essential to adhere to certain rules so that you can complete the refresher course properly.

  • Keep your camera on throughout the session,
  • No using virtual backgrounds,
  • Ensure you’re not driving during the course.
  • Being punctual is key, as they may not admit latecomers.
  • Basic Zoom knowledge is sufficient, as instructors will guide participants through the process.

You should complete the entire course in less than 3 hours.

This is provided participants don’t start engaging with the trainers and other participants in complaining about their driving experience. Trust me, once they start they cant stop and it will drag your course further.

Renew your PDVL license early as you cannot drive on any platform if your license has expired.


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