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5 Hour course - 50$

Online and classroom meetings are held every day           

You can get a certificate the next day by our couriers

Schedule Class

Classes are held according to this schedule every week. Attention the number of seats in the group is limited. Please sign up in advance.

Dates Places Action
Tue, Apr 16 03PM - 10PM Available
Wed, Apr 17 05PM - 10PM Available

Program Overview

Our interactive 5-hour online pre-licensing course covers everything new drivers ages 16+ need to know before getting behind the wheel in New York State. Approved and monitored by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, our course satisfies state requirements so you can schedule your road test right after completion.

We make learning engaging with videos, activities, and opportunities to ask questions live to an instructor.

Sign up for our 5-hour online course to get on the road to safe driving in New York!

Who Must Enroll

Obtaining your driver's license in New York State means first completing our DMV-approved 5 Hour Online Pre-Licensing Course - no exceptions.

Here are the specific permit-holders that must complete our program:

As you can see, our course is mandatory for all first-time, returning, and out-of-town drivers. We help pave the way for your license with safety.

Registration & Fees

Enrolling is Easy

Sign up and pay for our 5-hour online course through our simple registration form. Just provide your contact details and upload a picture of your learner's permit.

After registering, you'll receive an email with instructions for accessing the course as well as the Zoom link for the live instructor session. We'll also send you a form to indicate how you would like to receive your completion certificate.

Course Fees

The course fee is $50. This includes:

Additional Options:

We accept all major credit cards. And don't forget - this course fee may be eligible for reimbursement by your insurance once licensed!

To enroll in our online 5-hour pre-licensing course, you must have:

On the day of the live instructor session via Zoom, please have:

Why the Online 5 Hour Class is Necessary?

  • The 5 Hour Pre Licensing course is a mandatory prerequisite course to passing the road test. Required by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), if you want to take the road test, you will need to complete this course immediately prior.
  • If you want to obtain a New York driver's license, you must complete the 5-hour prelicense course. The rules regarding participation in this course are very strict, even if you have a driver's license from a foreign country or another state.
  • The 5 hour class is for adults who are 18 years of age or older and have a New York learner's permit. If you are under 18 but over 16 you are still able to take the 5 hour class, but you will need to have held onto your NY learner's permit for at least6 months before taking the road test.
  • The 5 hour class focuses on teaching road safety and awareness to help new drivers gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be driver on the road.

Course Details

The New York Online Pre-Licensing Course is designed to help you maintain safety while driving and teaches the essentials of driving along with the dangers of distracted or impaired driving. This course is sure to help keep you safe while on the road.

About Online Pre-Licensing Course

The Pre-Licensing Course is created by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) specifically to help drivers become educated on driving entities and laws accompanied by clear instruction.

The 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course covers the following topics:

  • The effects of alcohol and drugs on driving
  • Practices for staying safe while driving
  • Driving on the interstate system
  • Hostile driving and temper outbursts behind the wheel
  • Ways to be a proactive driver and remain vigilant at all times
  • How personal outlooks can influence one's ability to drive safely
  • When it is reasonable to assume risks while driving, and when it is not
  • Establishing correct habits while operating a vehicle
  • Understanding all road signs and markings meaningfully
  • Instructions required for scheduling, participating in, and succeeding in the NY state road test exam

The Online 5-Hour Driving Course Requirements

What your need to start learning course:

  • New York Learners Permit (we will give you instructions where to send your Learners Permit info at the start of the class)
  • $50.00
  • You must have a valid New York photo Learners Permit to take the class
  • Be 18 years of age and above
  • Have access to a tablet, computer/laptop, or smartphone with a functioning camera and microphone and a stable internet connection
  • Have your current photo learners permit in soft copy
  • Schedule and reserve your learning spot ahead of time
  • Pay for the online class
  • Have a valid email for receiving login details and invitation
  • Email the permit copy after receiving the invitation
  • Be ready to complete your scheduled 5 hour of the class to the end on the very same day
  • Make sure the environment you plan to use for lessons is serene and with no distractions

Learning Permit Example:

Getting the 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Certification

Completing the five-hour online Zoom course for your MV-278 certificate is a must when getting an appointment for the road test. You'll have thirty days to complete this once you've registered, and it will remain valid for one year - so don't forget its expiration date! The DMV requires that all certificates be up to date before taking the driver's license examination.

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5-Hour Class Online Via Zoom — DMV Approved!

Online learning has become increasingly popular during the pandemic. This allows students to attend courses from home with added convenience and safety benefits - taking education out of the four walls of a classroom into your own living room!

Why the Zoom 5 Hour Course?

After the New York Governor made it possible in late July 2020, drivers can now complete their 5-hour course online. This convenient and informative class serves to teach new NY drivers valuable principles of safe driving as well as proper traffic rules - all leading towards a decline in violations on roads across the state!

Where is the 5 Hour Class Offered?

The pandemic has made traditional in-person driver's ed classes difficult to conduct safely. Fortunately, with the introduction of Zoom and other virtual meeting software, we're now able to offer our 5 hour Pre-licensing Course online - allowing drivers aged 18+ statewide easy access to this necessary step towards obtaining their license! Classes are simple enough for anyone comfortable using video chat services like Zoom; all you need is a link or ID code sent by your instructor ahead of time, so learning can be done from the comfort and safety of home.

Before the 5 hour class Zoom, each student will have pre-registered and availed his/her Learner’s Permit to enable the school to identify him/her.

This helps the school to determine if you are really eligible for the course. The school will also record your information as presented on your Learner’s Permit.

  • When enrolling for the course, each student should thoroughly understand the course participation technology requirements from start to finish. This will enable the students to decide if they are willing to take the course online or not.
  • You need to complete the Zoom 5-hour course before receiving the completion certificate (MV-278 certificate). In other words, each student MUST stay for the entire Zoom meeting session to qualify for the certificate.
  • Having a strong, dependable connection is essential to ensure your meeting runs as planned.

After mailing you the certificate, we begin your exciting journey to becoming a licensed driver. Submit it promptly to New York State DMV so they can update your record and set up an appointment for road testing - one step closer to reaching that milestone!

5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course: Preparation, Completion and What Comes After

So How is a Zoom Meeting Set Up?

To set up a Zoom meeting, you should follow this procedure:

  • To get started, simply download the Zoom app from your device's App Store - it couldn't be easier!
  • Follow the steps to provide your personal information and complete the registration process.
  • To ensure accuracy and clarity, please sign up for Zoom with your given name. That's right - the same one on your Learner's Permit photo ID!
  • On the day of your Zoom meeting, school leadership will equip you with all necessary details to access it. Simply follow the link and join in for an engaging virtual discussion!
  • To ensure a successful learning experience, create an environment that is free from distractions. This means ensuring you're in a space where there's minimal noise and no unanticipated movements behind you - as anything out of the ordinary can be disruptive to other learners at meeting with you.
  • In order to prevent any disruptive technological issues during your work session, be sure you're sitting near a power source and keep the charger within reach.
  • In order for your learning experience to be seamless, a dependable and powerful Internet connection is essential - staying connected throughout the class session is key.
  • To ensure a successful meeting, log in 10 minutes prior and be prepared for the host's admission. Allow yourself enough time to settle and prepare!
  • As you join the meeting, make sure to disable your camera and microphone until you are settled in. Once ready, feel free to switch on the camera; it should stay open throughout this session. However, only activate your mic while speaking - otherwise having a miked silence might be distracting for others!

Successfull Class Completion

Once you've mastered the pre-licensing course, you'll be armed with an MV-278 pre-licensing certificate. After successfully completing a driver education course through either your high school or college, you will be rewarded with an MV-285 (Student Certificate of Completion).

Once you're ready to take your road test, don't forget to bring along the original certificate! Having one of these on-hand is a requirement before scheduling. Make sure it's accessible for when your license examiner needs it.

Keep in mind that once you receive your certificate it’s only valid for a year from the date it’s issued to you. If for some reason you let your certificate expire you have to complete the 5-hour pre-licensing class again. On the day you make the appointment the certificate has to be valid but on the day you take the road test it can be expired.

If you’re changing your license from one license class to a new one you don’t need to have a certificate if you already have a New York State driver’s license. In this case, all you need to do is apply to amend to a different license class.

How Do I Collect My Pre-Licensing Course Certificate?

Driving Schools issue the pre-licensing course certificate in three ways:

  • You can collect it from driving school offices
  • You can get a certificate the next day by courier delivery

6 Ways the 5 Hour Driving Class Make You a Good Driver

The essence of joining a driving school is to learn to drive safely. You can now learn to drive well without attending a driving school classroom, thanks to the online 5 hour driving class. We already discussed the requirements for a 5-hour driving class.


1. You Become an Expert in Highway Driving

Any driver worth the name should be able to safely drive along the highway, observing the traffic rules and other related regulations.


2. Your Driving Anxiety Will Vanish for Good

The 5 hour class online is for everyone. You’ll be taught by experienced instructors who will make you feel confident and safe again.


3. The 5 Hour Driving Class Prepares You to Deal With Road Rage like a Boss

In this class, you get to learn the confidence and calm you need to always pass through the storm that defines some of the roads, especially here in New York.


4. Driving Safely Becomes Your New Forte

You will get to appreciate why you should always put your and other road users’ safety ahead of your desire to get to your destination ahead of time.


5. You Avoid Getting In Trouble with Traffic Officers

Each time the police stop you due to unsafe driving, it is at the expense of your time and, well, your money if you lose the argument.


6. The 5 Hour Driving Course is a Step Closer to the Road Test

Passing your road test starts in the driving class, not on the road. The quality of the instructions you receive dramatically determines how you will perform.

All Schedule Class

Dates Places Action
Tue, Apr 16 03PM - 10PM Available
Wed, Apr 17 05PM - 10PM Available
Thu, Apr 18 03PM - 10PM Available
Fri, Apr 19 03PM - 10PM Available
Sat, Apr 20 03PM - 10PM Available
Sun, Apr 21 11AM - 06PM Available
Mon, Apr 22 05PM - 10PM Available

Customer Reviews

Beryl Galbraith

After my friend got her driving license, she was over the moon. She said she wouldn't mind spending a few more months studying. I got curious and decided to follow her example. I asked whether I could have classes with her instructor in Brooklyn but he went away on a vacation. The name of my instructor was Alex. He was optimistic, reassuring and polite. I passed my test on the first attempt.

Madeline Mitchell

I'm 56 years old and I can't even drive a car. I live in Brooklyn. When my grandkids were born, I realized I wanted to drive them to school and everywhere. I'm so happy to have a license now! Thank you so much for being so tolerant with me and explaining everything so comprehensively! I enjoyed every minute of studying the theory and practicing. I promise to be a very careful and considerate driver.

Dominique Gonzalez

The process of studying was very interesting! Some of my friends who got their licenses earlier than me complained about getting bored while memorizing the theory. I prepared myself for a similar experience — but actually, I had fun! The information was very well-structured. I understood everything on the go and had to ask questions only a couple of times. Thank you so much for the amazing classes and wonderful teachers!

Samand Adamson

I'm particularly grateful for the fact that now, I'm not afraid of driving in the streets. Previously, I used to have some kind of a phobia. I'm a good driver and I've never had accidents. But I felt too stressed in any urban area. It was much more comfortable for me to drive in the countryside. Thanks to Josh, I overcame my fears. I can cope even with traffic jams in Brooklyn.

Kathleen Arnold

I can't stop praising the professionalism of managers. They were incredibly attentive to every detail. They always remembered my name and our history of interactions. I had to reschedule things a few times because of my hectic work. I relocated from abroad in Brooklyn and I had so many questions. The quality of service was simply brilliant! The managers always stayed calm, friendly and welcoming. They made me feel much more confident.

Macon Thompson

Driving is my biggest passion. But my kids didn't want to learn it from me! They found courses, based on their own opinions and demands. Every time they came back home I asked them about what they had learned. They both got very enthusiastic about their lessons and eagerly memorized everything. I appreciate the professionalism of their instructors and the affordable prices for providing the education in Brooklyn. Thank you so much!

Frequently asked Questions

  • When will I receive the Zoom link and materials to access the course?

    You will receive the Zoom link and login information to our learning portal via email within an hour of registering for the course.

  • What documents do I need on hand to take the course?

    Please have your valid NY learner's permit (plastic or paper) and NY state ID if you only have the paper permit. These are needed to verify your identity.

  • Can I take this course using a mobile device?

    Yes, our online course can be accessed on any modern smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. As long as you have internet access, you can take the course from anywhere.

  • How long is my completion certificate valid for?

    The MV-278 completion certificate is valid for 1 year from the issued date. You must schedule a road test before it expires.

  • I lost my certificate - can I get another copy?

    Yes! If you contact us within a year of taking the course, we can issue a replacement completion certificate for a $35 fee.

  • Do I have to complete the whole 5 hours at once?

    No, our online course allows you to learn at your own pace. The live Zoom session with the instructor is 2 hours and required to be taken in one sitting.