Record Check Certificates for B.C. Taxis, Limousines and Ride Hail
Taxi, limousine and ride-hail licensees are required to issue Record Check Certificates to their drivers.
A Record Check Certificate verifies a driver meets the provincial requirements to drive a passenger directed vehicle. Licensees are responsible to determine whether drivers meet the provincial requirements.
A Record Check Certificate Checklist (PDF) is available for licensees to help determine driver eligibility. This checklist is a template only to help clarify driver requirements. Licensees can also develop their own checklist.
Expiration of Record Check Certificates
A Record Check Certificate expires 12 months after the later of
- the date on which the police record check was conducted, or
- the date on which the driving record check was conducted
Information to include on a Record Check Certificate
- Driver's full legal name
Driver's photo (similar style to the B.C. Services card, i.e., recent head shot)
Licensee's legal name
Expiry date of the Record Check Certificate
A statement that the driver has undergone a police record check, driver record check, and meets all requirements under the Passenger Transportation Act
In addition to the above, ride-hail licensees must also include
- The make, model, year of manufacture, and licence plate information of the vehicle
- The ride-hail company's National Safety Code number
A ride-hail driver's Record Check Certificate must be available on the online platform.
Licensees can create their own Record Check Certificate or use the relevant sample provided below
- View a sample Record Check Certificate for Taxi and Limousine Licensees
- View a sample Record Check Certificate for Ride-hail Companies
If a law enforcement official asks to see a Record Check Certificate, a driver must show it.
Taxi and limousine licensees must ensure drivers carry a physical copy and display the certificate in a clearly visible place in the vehicle.
What if a driver is not eligible to drive?
A company must give written notice to the driver if they cannot issue a Record Check Certificate. A company may be unable to issue a Record Check Certificate if
- the driver does not meet the provincial requirements, or
- the licensee is unable to determine driver eligibility
A licensee can contact the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Program to help determine driver eligibility.
A driver may submit a Record Review Application to the Registrar of Passenger Transportation for a review of their record if a driver receives notification that they are unable to drive.