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DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE (DDC) INFORMATION

DDC Requirements for NEW APPLICANTS:

All Taxicab Driver and For-hire Vehicle Driver applicants must complete a New York State DMV approved 6-hour defensive driving course as a requirement for getting an initial license.

Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle driver applicants must present an original certificate of completion of a New York State DMV certified Defensive Driving Course that is not more than six (6) months old with your application. (Temporary completion certificates will be accepted ONLY if they include the type of course, date of course, hours of instruction, name (license#) of instructor, official ink stamp or seal from delivering agent.)

Please see the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website http://www.dmv.ny.gov/broch/c32a.htm for more information on the Defensive Driving Course.

Please click the link below for a list of NYS DMV Driving Course Providers:
https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pirp/


DDC Requirements for CURRENT LICENSEES:

All licensees must attend, complete and pass a Defensive Driving Course at least every three years. 

Upon renewal, Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle driver licensees must furnish proof of completion of a New York State DMV certified Defensive Driving Course completed within three (3) years prior to the date of the renewal application. (Temporary completion certificates will be accepted ONLY if they include the type of course, date of course, hours of instruction, name (license#) of instructor, official ink stamp or seal from delivering agent.)

Please see the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website http://www.dmv.ny.gov/broch/c32a.htm for more information on the Defensive Driving Course.

Please click the link below for a list of NYS DMV Driving Course Providers:
https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pirp/