Requirements for a Non-Restricted (Taxi) Public Chauffeur License


To obtain a Non Restricted Public Chauffeur License you must meet the following prerequisites:



  • You must be at least 21 years old


  • Have a valid US drivers license for at least 3 years (If you have your drivers license less then 3 years, you will be required to take and pass a 2 day driving course, offered at Olive-Harvey College)


  • Have no outstanding debts with the City of Chicago's Department of Revenue


  • Have no outstanding child support payments (Call 312-744-4006 to settle your child support payments)



Steps to take to begin the process of acquiring your license:




  • Go to Olive-Harvey College at 10001 South Woodlawn Ave, Chicago and register for a NON Restricted Public Chauffeur course.
    For more information about this course, please contact Olive-Harvey College at 773-291-6100.

  • You will be required to take and pass  English Proficiency Exam


  • At the end of the 2 week course you will be required to pass a school exam with a grade of 85% or better (You only have one chance to pass this exam)





  • When you are confident that you can pass the test, go to Olive-Harvey College and register for Restricted Public Chauffeur test.
    ( You can not do this over the phone. You have to go there. We have reports that people waited for hours just to register for test.)
  • Then you have to go to Olive-Harvey College again to take the test.
  • You have 3 chances to pass this exam . If you fail exam 3 times you will have to wait for three months before you can retake exam another 3 times. After this you will not be allowed to take the test for 3 years.


  • After you pass the exam you will have to go to The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection at 2350 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago.:


  1. Pay your license fee.

  2. Go get a drug test within 24 hours

  3. Go get a complete physical by a Illinois Licensed doctor

  4. Get fingerprinted.

(They will take your fingerprints at the DOBCP but the results will not be available for about 30 days, it is recommended that you get fingerprinted at an outside company that delivers results within 24 hours. YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR LICENSE UNTIL YOUR FINGERPRINT RESULTS ARE BACK.)






  • Bring the Physical Exam Certificate,  fingerprint tracking number, drivers license and a court purpose MVR (driving record) and receive your PUBLIC CHAUFFEUR LICENSE