Course Overview

P Endorsement – Passenger Service – this is a theory assessment only.

People who hold a passenger (P) endorsement usually drive buses, shuttles or taxis, but some other drivers need a P endorsement too.

You need a P endorsement if you drive a small or large passenger service vehicle where passengers are carried for hire or reward.

To find out more – some useful information is available on the NZTA website.

Unit Standards

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17579 Demonstrate knowledge of driver requirements for endorsement P (passenger) 5
24089 Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue management, work time, and driver logbook requirements 5


2 Days

Special Note

The two units standards are delivered on a day each, these dates may not be consecutive days.  Often they will run on separate days.  Contact us if you would like to review your date options.


Must hold a minimum of a full Class 1 New Zealand Licence for at least 2 years.

Requirements for a P Endorsement

There are a number of specific activities you must complete in order to complete you Passenger Licence through NZTA.

  • Medical certificate
  • NZTA DL20 form
  • Fit and Proper Person Check

Find out more about the Passenger Service Licence…


Course Fee

$580.00 + GST

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the Passenger Service Licence process or if you are interested in Taxi Area Knowledge. More information is available on the NZTA website


Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.