5 Hour Class

Written by Simon M

"What is the 5 hour class?"

"Do I need it?"

"When can I take it?"

These are some of the most common questions that people usually ask. The 5 hour Pre-licensing Class is a DMV approved and mandated classroom course that provides useful knowledge for beginner drivers.  It is designed to educate new drivers by promoting safe, courteous, defensive, and drug and alcohol free driving. The 5 hour class is usually the first formal training a new driver gets when doing their driver training. The class covers a variety of topics:

  • driving within the highway transportation system
  • driver habits and skills
  • feelings, attitudes and risk taking
  • alcohol, other drugs and driving

  The 5 hour pre-licensing class is required to schedule your road test. When you successfully complete the course, you will be given a Pre-licensing course certificate (MV-278). Note that if you complete a high school or college driver education course, you will receive a Driver Education Certificate (MV-285), and you do not need a Pre-licensing Course Certificate.   You can take the 5 hour class as soon as you get your learners permit. You can see more information about getting your learners permit here.

Drive Rite Academy in Brooklyn, NY conveniently offers the 5 hour class during the weekend and evening hours. Click here to see available times and to reserve a slot online. 


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