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How to Get a Driver's License

License Types & Requirements

  • D Driver’s License – 18+ or 17 with driver’s ed only. With this license you are allowed to drive B and C mopeds

  • DJ – Junior Driver’s License – 16+. Some driving restriction. Find more details on DMV website.
  • C Driver’s License – 18+. Certain types of vehicles
  • E Driver’s License – Taxi
  • M Driver’s License – Motorcycle. 18+ or 17 with driver’s ed only
  • MJ – Junior Motorcycle Driver’s License 16+ – Some driving restriction. Find more details on DMV website.
  • Enhanced Driver License – can be used to travel without passport to: US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. US citizens only
  • R – Recreational Vehicle – non-commercial, oversized vehicles
  • Driver’s Ed – 16+
  • How to obtain a first time driver’s license – M, MJ same steps as regular driver’s license except to study Motorcycle Operator’s Manual
  • Learner's Permit valid for 2 years (5 years combined with driver’s license)
  • Driver's Licence valid for 5 years combined with learner’s permit

How To Schedule Your Road Test & Rush Road Test Option

You can schedule it with our driving school for the fee or call/go online DMV.NY.Gov. You will need to have your Learner’s Permit number and a 5hour pre-licensing course certificate number or Driver’s Ed certificate of completion number in order to schedule a road test. Locations vary.

Our preferred road test locations:

  • Bronx: Havemeyer Ave (Between Randall and Cincinnatus Ave)

  • Bronx: Strang Ave (Between E 233 street and Baychester Ave)
  • Queens: Astoria (Between 20th Ave and 24th Street)
  • Brooklyn: Red Hood (Between Hicks Street and Henry Street)


How to re-schedule or cancel a road test appointment:

If you scheduled your appointment with DMV, you have to call them/go online and cancel/reschedule your appointment. If you scheduled your road test with school, you need to contact school for that. Request has to be made 24 hours before the road test or DMV will mark your appointment as failed road test. Two failed road test require a $10 penalty fee in order to book a road test appointment for the third time.

Types of Learning Packages & Courses

Driving lessons packages – normally purchased by students who have driver’s license and need more lessons, special lessons or refreshing lessons while having long breaks in driving. This type of package also might be obtained by students who are willing to schedule road test appointments and bring own car to the road test.

Road test packages – includes number of driving lessons plus road test appointment made by our school on your behalf, and the car rental for the road test

Defensive Driving Course – Point Reduction/6-hour Course – You can take the course online. After completion you will receive a certificate which will allow you to reduce up to 4 points and reduce a car insurance rate up to 10%

5 Hour Pre-licensing Course

A mandatory class certificate, required to schedule and pass your road test. Pre-licensing course is a one-time class, consists of 5 hours of instructing on rules and regulations for safety on the road. Please refer to the pre-licensing course page for more details.

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Foreign Licenses

You may drive in New York State if foreign license is valid. If you become a New York State resident, you must get a New York State driver license within 30 days, you must apply for a new original New York State driver license at a DMV office (see Get a driver license).

If you have a student visa you may be eligible to obtain a driver’s license in NYS. Call or visit DMV office to see if you can qualify.

License have been revoked or suspended
  • Alcohol and Drug Violation: 90 days, 6 months, 1 year
  • Chemical Test Refusal – 1 year, 1.5 years
  • Speeding and other – 6 months No insurance – 1 year
  • Fail to file accident/pay child support/satisfy court judgement

Best procedure is to follow DMV notices and follow the requirements. You have to wait until suspension period is over and re-apply with DMV when they approve

Out of State Licenses, Permits

If you become a New York State resident, you must get a New York State driver license within 30 days.

You cannot exchange out-of-state permit for a New York State permit. You may drive in New York State with a learner permit issued in another state if you re 16 or older, your out of state permit is valid and you obey all the restrictions of the state.

Change of Address/Name/ License lost or stolen
Go to DMV online or office and submit a request.
License Renewal
DMV sends a notice 45 days prior expiration. You must follow mail instructions or visit DMV office to renew your license. Vision test has to be submitted.

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