5 HOUR PRE LICENSE CLASS
The 5 Hour class is mandatory to take for all permit holders who wish to obtain a NY State Driver's License. This class must be completed before you can schedule a road test. Up until mid July 2020, the 5 Hour driving class had to be held in person. After almost 6 months of no classes whatsoever, the Governor announced classes may resume but only remotely. Any class at this time being held in person is being done illegally.
Remote classes differ from online versions in that they have a set date and time and a dmv licensed instructor present throughout. After the class the certificate will be mailed unless the participant would like to pick it up in person at the office in Saugerties. After a student completes the course they are eligible to schedule a road test. The 5 Hour Pre License Certificate (MV278)has to be presented in person to the examiner the day of the road test. If the original certificate is lost a duplicate certificate may be purchased for $15.00