5 Hour Class


Are you there wondering, “where can I find a 5 hour class near me?”

Well, that’s one of the services we offer at our equipped driving school with experienced and knowledgeable instructors determined to make you the best driver on New York roads.

Start your DMV certified 5 hour pre-licensing course and be the most savvy and responsible driver in New York.

Completing this 5 hour drivers class will earn you the MV-278 certificate that you’ll require to schedule a road test in.

What is the 5 Hour Pre-licensing Course?

The pre-licensing course, aka, the 5 hour class, is DMV-approved classroom course, which equips new drivers with the right information so they can drive safely on the busy New York roads.

As a new driver, you’ll need to complete the 5 hour defensive driving course before scheduling your driving test for a driver license.

For most students, this five hour driving class in NYC is the only formal opportunity they’ve to master the basic road rules, defensive driving skills, safe driving principles, and other crucial tips related to driving.

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What Exactly Does the 5 Hour Pre-licensing Course Cover?

Our 5 hour class for drivers covers important topics, such as:

  • Driver skills and habits
  • Driving on the highway system of transport
  • Attitudes, feelings and risk taking during driving
  • How alcohol and other drugs can affect driving
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • The DMV point system
  • The laws of physics associated with driving and the impact of restraining devices
  • What to do if there’s a collision
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Why Take a 5 Hour Class at Pierre Paul Driving School?

  • We have at least 13 years of experience in the industry with thousands of happy customers
  • We have knowledgeable, experienced, and patient instructors who’ve the ability to handle different types of students
  • We’re licensed by the NYS department of motor vehicles.
  • Only DMV certified instructors teach our 5 hour driving class in NYC.
  • We provide daily schedules to our students except on Sundays
  • We’ve a modern classroom in a convenient location
  • Our classrooms have adequate seating facilities to accommodate the maximum number of students taking the 5 hour driving course in New York.
  • Our classrooms run multiple times per week.
  • Our five hour driving class in Brooklyn incorporates a preview of the road test (you won’t find this elsewhere!)
  • Our classrooms have adequate flipcharts and chalkboards that are visible from all seating positions to help you get the most from our 5 hour driving class.
  • Our classes have adequate lighting and ventilation, and are free from any audible or visible distractions.
  • We’ve all the necessary equipment for making powerful and effective presentations as required by the NY State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.
  • We offer a 48-hour cancellation period.
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How Long Does the 5 Hour Course Certificate Last?

The 5 hour pre-licensing course certificate is valid for one year from the time of issuance. If it expires, you’ll need to complete the 5 hours driving class again to get the required certificate and schedule your road test.

What are the Requirements For The 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course?

As from April 21, 2018, in accordance to the NY State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, here are the requirements for the 5 hour class:

  • Students should present an original photo learner permit to the instructor who is to offer the 5 hour driving class.
  • The original photo learner permit is the only identification that’s acceptable.
  • The instructor should examine all photo learner permits before the 5 hour class starts, and when issuing the completion certificate, any suspicious or altered permit may be reported to a nearby DMV office.
  • Those taking a pre-licensing course need to present their current NY photo learner permit. The alternative is a valid interim permit along with a New York State government-issued ID card (examples being an expired New York photo permit, non-driver ID card, or expired NY photo license). The documentation must be presented to the instructor for the 5 hours driving class. Please check out page 143 of the updated pre-licensing course manual on the NY DMV website.
  • Come with glasses if you do wear them, as some of the lessons will include videos.
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Do I need to Take the 5 Hour Drivers Class Online?

As of now, the 5 hour class is only offered physically at our driving school. The DMV will roll out the internet pilot program that’ll be available at their approved driving schools from fall 2020. Keep checking this page for an update on the same.

Is the 5 Hour Course Mandatory in NY?

The New York State requires all new drivers below 18 years to complete an approved five hour class for driving.

The standardized course curriculum will provide you with all the relevant information regarding New York driving laws as well as safe driving habits that you need to know to be a terrific driver. So, yeah, this course is mandatory before you schedule a road test.

How Much is a 5 Hour Class?

Wondering where to find an affordable but thorough 5 hour class in Brooklyn, NY? The cost of our NY 5 hour pre-licensing course is $50. The slots are filling so fast. Schedule a class now before it gets too late.

Contact us today for more information.

Call now: 718-576-6277

5 Hour Pre-licensing Course is offered on Tuesdays & Saturdays 10:00am to 3:00pm and on Thursdays & Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Book Now:

COVID-19 Update: We Are Temporarily Closed

New York State on PAUSE (stay at home order) has been extended until further notice. The DMV has suspended road tests and closed all offices until further notice.

The recently issued New York stay at home order has been indefinitely extended. Additionally, the DMV has suspended all road tests and closed all offices until further notice. 

Following Governor Cuomo’s Executive order and for the sake of our health and that of our employees and customers, were are closed temporarily until further notice. 

We undertake to resume services as soon as possible. If you wish to book an appointment, you can do so from June 1st.

In the meantime, we continue to assess the situation. As such, we shall update you as soon as is practical. The DMV has suspended road tests until further notice. The DMV has also cancelled all road test appointments until further notice. 

We hope to resume our operations at Pierre Paul Driving School as soon as it is safe. We request for your understanding during these uncertain times regarding services you may have paid for that have not yet been offered.

Expiration dates for all services and packages will be extended. This is to make room for the time lost due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All canceled courses and lessons because of COVID-19 will be credited in your student account. We will keep you updated through our customer care department once we are back up and running. 

If you would like us to contact you once we resume operations, please leave us a message. 

Our thoughts and prayers remain with you and your loved ones during this uncertain and unprecedented time. Stay well. Stay safe.

We look forward to opening our doors and services again soon.


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