5 Hour Pre-Licensing MV-278 Course

Five Hour Pre-Licensing MV-278 Course

The Pre-licensing Course, aka “the 5-hour course,” is a DMV-designed classroom instructed course that provides new drivers with information and tools to help them become safe drivers.  All new drivers must complete this course before they can schedule their driving test to obtain their driver license.  For most students, this course will provide the only formal opportunity to learn the basic rules of the road, safe driving principles, defensive driving skills, and other factors which affect their driving ability.

  • We are licensed by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Class instructions given by experienced, knowledgeable certified DMV certified driving instructors.
  • Given in a huge, modern classroom and at a very convenient location.
  • Daily schedules except Sundays.
  • Learner’s permit is required prior to attendance.
  • DMV 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Certificate must be issued before you can apply for the road test.

Effective April 21, 2018 as per the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles:

  • Students must present his/her Original Photo Learner Permit to the instructor at the pre-licensing course​
  • The Original Photo Learner Permit is the only acceptable form of identification.
  • All Photo Learner Permits are to be examined by the instructor at the beginning of class, and when issuing a completion certificate, any altered or suspicious permit should be reported to your nearest DMV office. 
  • Anyone taking the Pre-Licensing Course “…must present a current NY Photo Learner Permit or a valid interim permit with a NYS Government-issued ID card (such as a Non-Driver ID Card, Expired NY Photo Permit, and/or Expired NY Photo License) to the instructor at the pre-licensing course.”Please see page 143 of the revised MV-277 (updated 7/2018), which will be posted on the website awww.dmv.ny.gov/org/forms/mv277.pdf

Call Us To Schedule A 5 Hour Course Now: (212) 752-0100 

Cost: $55.00 

5 Hour Pre-Licensing MV-278 Course

Courses Are Offered:

Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday & Thursday 11am to 4pm |
Friday 11am to 4pm | Saturday 10am to 3pm


What Our Students Are Saying

William is literally the greatest human driving instructor that could ever potentially exist. Brilliant mind. He breaks things down. He is logical. He keeps things simple, while at the same time letting you know everything that you need to know in order to the pass the test. Amazing guy in general as well. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to learn how to drive. He will drill the fundamentals into your mind while putting a smile on your face.

Jeffrey Diaz

Great driving school. Went there for 5 hour class and immediately after signed up for a road test package which includes lessons, road test appt, and use of their car for test. William was my instructor and I feel I was very lucky to have him. He’s a terrific guy and makes you feel very comfortable behind the wheel. He pinpoints your weaknesses and help you improve in those areas. Gave me confidence to pass road test which I managed to do on first attempt. Can’t recommend Grand Prix and William enough.

Lance Lange

I highly recommend Grand Prix Driving School. I joyfully passed my test on Thursday, in Yonkers. I never would have passed if it the instructor, Mr. Barcena had not been so knowledgeable, kind and patient. Having a great sense of humor and knowing when to use it effectively comes from years of experience which Mr. Barcena has. I am so, so thankful to Mr. Barcena for getting me through this. Thank you and good luck taking the test.

Nancy O'Brian

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806 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10065
(Between 62nd St and 63rd St)