Criteria & Costs

The membership criteria consists of various elements, designed to test an individuals knowledge and suitability. All aspects of a chauffeur's skill set are checked upon, including dress, deportment, communication, car preparation and presentation, defensive safe driving, and how an individual deals with various incidents and dilemmas. Much of the assessment process to gain membership is practical but there is also a written, multi-choice paper covering the Highway Code, a written route planning exercise, and a requirement for a basic first aid qualification.

Successful completion of the assessment criteria results in full membership.

There is an overall fee of £250.00 for taking the assessment and subsequent membership of the Guild for one year.

If unsuccessful on your initial assessment, you will be offered a free reassessment within a timeframe dependent on availability. Please note that the £250.00 assessment/membership fee is not refundable if the candidate is unsuccessful and chooses not to take advantage of the free reassessment.

To ensure standards remain high, we are only allowing two attempts at the assessment process per year. Your original £250.00 joining fee will not be refunded and if you wish to reapply after a year, you will again be required to pay the full assessment/membership fee.

The way the assessment is structured, coupled with detailed feedback, means we are confident the vast majority of candidates will be successful on their second attempt if they don't get through the first time.

The annual membership will then commence on the date the assessment is passed. Thereafter, the annual renewal fee will be £50.00

On each three year anniversary, members will be invited to retake the assessment to remain current and there will be no cost to this. Passing the reassessment is a condition of ongoing membership.

Once successful, new members will be made aware of the rules governing the use of the GoPC logo and will be asked to sign a code of conduct relating to membership.

Apply To Join The Guild Today

Provisional membership applications now being accepted.