Zoom (distance learning) – We will email you link to join the zoom class within 12 hours of the start time (please make sure your email is correct and check your junk folder). Please download the Zoom App.
View your 5-hour certificate number in the class and the certificate will be mailed the next business day to the address on your learners permit. Please tell your NYS DMV certified 5 hour Zoom instructor in the class if you need the certificate mailed to a different address.
5-Hour Pre-Licensing Class (MV-278)
This course is required by NY State prior to scheduling a road test appointment.
What to bring:
- New York Learners Permit (we will give you instructions where to send your Learners Permit info at the start of the class)
- You must have a valid New York photo Learners Permit to take the class
Two ways to register:
- Register online above
- Call 914-949-0419 (If you have trouble registering above please call us and we can accept a Credit Card over the phone)
When you arrive for your road test, you must bring the Pre-licensing Course Completion Certificate (MV-278) and your learner permit. If you have a junior learner permit (age 16 or 17) you must also bring a completed Certification of 50 Hours of Supervised Driving (MV-262) http://www.dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv262.pdf signed by a parent or guardian. This does not apply to applicants 17 years old who have completed a Certified Driver Education Course and present a valid Student Certificate of Completion (MV-285) at the road test. If you do not have the required items, you will NOT be given a road test.
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES DMV LICENSED DRIVING SCHOOLS CAN NOW CONDUCT DISTANCE LEARNING PRE-LICENSING COURSES
NYS DMV Has Issued Guidance to Driving Schools Allowing Them to Conduct Pre-Licensing Courses Using Established and Secure Technology, Such as Zoom, WebEx, Go To Meeting and Skype
Distance Learning Courses Will Meet Demand for Driver Training While Adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines as COVID-19 Public Health Crisis Continues
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that DMV licensed driving schools can now conduct distance learning Pre-Licensing Courses. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, driving schools across the state have been unable to offer the Pre-Licensing Course – also known as the five-hour course – to students. In order to safely meet the demand for driver training while adhering to social distancing guidelines, the State Department of Motor Vehicles has issued guidance to driving schools allowing them to conduct Pre-Licensing Courses using established and secure technology, such as Zoom, WebEx, Go To Meeting and Skype.
“As we continue establishing a new normal it’s important to be flexible in how we administer certain services including the process for getting a driver’s license,” Governor Cuomo said. “The pre-licensing course is critical for New Yorkers to learn how to drive safely, and allowing driving schools to teach this course remotely will allow courses to resume without risking the health and safety of those participating.”
Any DMV licensed driving school that is currently authorized to teach Pre-Licensing and chooses to conduct the course via distance learning technology