New Driver Pre-Licensing 5-Hour Course

Starting in late-2020, the state will begin allowing drivers over 18 to take the 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course online!

  • Satisfy the course requirement to get your license
  • Complete the course at your own pace

New Driver Pre-Licensing 5-Hour Online Course

Senate Bill S3965-A was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2019. This bill approves a pilot program for creating an online course for the 5-hour pre-licensing course that was traditionally only offered in a classroom. This program will run from June 30, 2020 to June 30, 2025.

The state will now allow drivers over the age of 18 to take the Pre-Licensing Program in a convenient 5-hour online version that can be completed at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.

At this time, the New York DMV does not allow teens under 18 to enroll in the Online Pre-Licensing Program. New drivers seeking their junior driver license (Class DJ) or junior motorcycle license (Class MJ) must continue to take the 5-hour course in person.

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  • Works Around Your Schedule
  • 100% Online (safe and secure!)
  • Start and Stop Whenever You Like
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