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FAQ Licensing | SHL Driver

Who can drive a Street Hail Livery (SHL) Vehicle?

Anyone who holds a TLC Driver License (Medallion or For Hire) can drive an SHL vehicle.  You must also take a Passenger Sensitivity Course if you want to drive an Accessible Vehicle.

A complete List of Approved Accessible Vehicle Trainers can be seen here.

A validly licensed Paratransit driver can drive a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle attached to an SHL Permit.

Do I need to attend TLC Drive Education to drive a Street Hail Livery (SHL)?

As part of the requirements for the TLC Driver License (Medallion, SHL, FHV) you will need to take the TLC Driver Education course and pass the final exam.

Applicants must also take the Wheelchair Accessibility Passenger Sensitivity Course as a requirement for licensure.

What do I need to do to be able to drive a Wheelchair Accessible Street Hail Livery (SHL) Vehicle?

To drive a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) you will need to attend a TLC approved wheelchair accessibility passenger sensitivity course. Para transit drivers do not need this course. 

A complete List of Approved Accessible Vehicle Trainers.


These FAQs are for informational purposes only, and are not a full statement of your rights, duties, and obligations under TLC Rules and applicable law. In the event that any of the information contained in these FAQs is not current or otherwise incorrect, the TLC’s Rules and applicable laws govern. The TLC’s Rules can be found on our website at  www.nyc.gov/tlc.