To prepare for the Indiana chauffeur's license knowledge examination, applicants should study the Indiana Driver's Manual and download the Bureau of Motor Vehicles practice knowledge exam for iPhone and Android smartphone users. The knowledge examination, based on information in the driver's manual, tests an applicant's knowledge and understanding of Indiana traffic laws, safe driving techniques, various traffic maneuvers and traffic signs. The driver's manual and practice test are available from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles at In.gov.
To qualify for a chauffeur's license in Indiana, which allows a driver to transport passengers on a private bus for specified purposes only, an applicant must be 18, have been a licensed Indiana driver for a minimum of one year and, in addition to the knowledge exam, complete a vision screening test. To transport passengers for hire, an applicant must secure a public passenger chauffeur's license, which requires holding an Indiana driver's license for two years and, in addition to the vision screening and knowledge examination, secure medical certification from a physician. To meet this requirement, an applicant must download the state's medical certification form and have a doctor certify he does not suffer from any condition that impairs his ability to operate a public passenger vehicle.