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5-Hour Pre-licensing Course


If you have your NYS Learner's Permit and are about to embark on the process of obtaining your license, you'll need to take the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles approved 5-hour pre-licensing course.

Upon completion, the certificate is valid for one year. We offer a duplicate 5-hour course certification for $25.00.

In the 5-hour courses at Buffalo Driving Schools you will LEARN something. We have a very interactive and well-developed 5-hour course and use a student workbook throughout the duration of the class. Our staff is proud to teach throughout the Buffalo, Amherst & Cheektowaga, NY communities.


Requirements to Take the 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

In order to take the New York State 5-hour pre-licensing course, students must be at least 16 years old, have a current NYS photo learners permit, or a valid interim permit with a government ID card.

When you successfully complete the course, you will be given a pre-licensing certificate, which is needed to schedule your road test. You must bring the original certificate to your road test to present to the examiner. If you have taken your 5-hour course as part of a high school or driver education course, you won't need to take the 5-hour course; you will receive your certificate upon completing the classroom portion of the class.

Our classroom-based course teaches the following:

  • The DMV point system
  • The highway transportation system
  • The effects of driver attitude, emotions, and skills
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Administrative law
  • The laws of physics, as they relate to driving
  • The effects of restraining devices
  • Alcohol and drugs, and their effects on driving
  • What to do in case of a collision
  • Motorcycle
  • CDL

Benefits of Taking a 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

Are you looking forward to going to the DMV to get your license? You'll need to pass the 5-hour pre-licensing course before applying for your license. This course teaches teens valuable information on how to drive safely, share the roads with others, and how to feel more confident behind the wheel. A five-hour pre-licensing course is beneficial because it teaches you right from wrong, how to properly merge, how to identify road signs, and more to avoid accidents and drive safely. Not only that, but it will give you much-needed practice behind the wheel creating safe driving behaviors and defensive driving skills. If you are a new driver in the Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, Hamburg, Rochester, or Binghamton, NY area, looking to learn the rules of the road as well as different techniques to become a safe and responsible driver, sign up for your 5-hour pre-licensing course with Buffalo Driving School today.

Contact Us Today

At Buffalo Driving School, we offer the 5-hour pre-licensing course to students from Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, Hamburg, and beyond - even as far as Rochester and Binghamton. Reach out to our office to schedule your 5-hour course! We offer clear, comprehensive instruction so you can complete your requirement with minimal difficulty. We will prepare you for the challenges and considerations of being a licensed driver as conveniently as possible; you'll complete the course in one easy 5-hour session. Call today to reserve your place!