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The TLC is committed to providing safe, efficient, and active for-hire transportation. A fleet of well-trained and knowledgeable drivers is the key to providing this level of service. Certified Education Providers, drivers, bases, fleets, and industry members can use this page to quickly and easily access education resources.

 


New TLC Driver License (Yellow & Green Taxicab, Livery, Black Car, and Lux Limo) Applicants: Education Requirements

  1. All Education requirements must be completed within 90 days after applying for a TLC Driver License.
  1. It is recommended that applicants take the WAV Course before the 24 Hour Course final exam.
  1. You must apply for your TLC Driver License before you register for the TLC Driver Education Exam.

List of required education for TLC Driver License (Yellow, Green, Livery, Black Car, and Lux Limo) Applicants

1.

NYSDMV 6 hour Defensive Driving Course

All applicants must complete NYSDMV 6 hour Defensive Driving Course within three (3) years prior to filing an application online. For more information, please click here.

2.

Wheelchair Passenger Assistance Training

All applicants must complete the Wheelchair Passenger Assistance Training. The school will notify the TLC when you have completed the course.

3.

TLC Driver Education Course

The course is available in languages other than English. Click the “TLC Driver Education Course” box below for a complete list of TLC- approved schools and the languages each offers.

You must file an application with the TLC before registering for the exam. You will not be allowed to take the exam if you do not submit an application to the TLC.

You must take and pass the final exam on a computer with a score of 70% or higher at the same school the course was taken. This means you must answer 56 out of 80 questions correctly in order to pass. You will be allowed to take the exam as many times as needed to pass during the ninety (90) day application period.

The school will notify the TLC when you have completed the course and passed the final exam.

New Paratransit and Commuter Van Driver Applicants: Education Requirements

All Education requirements must be completed within 90 days after applying for a TLC Van Driver License

List of required education for TLC Driver License (Paratransit/Commuter Van) Applicants

1. NYSDMV 6 hour Defensive Driving Course

All applicants must complete NYSDMV 6 hour Defensive Driving Course within three (3) years prior to filing an application online. For more information, please click here.

Wheelchair Passenger Assistance Training

TLC Driver License applicants must complete the Wheelchair Passenger Assistance Training in order to get a license. It is recommended that new applicants complete this training before the taking the 24 hour course final exam.

Existing drivers who have not already completed the Wheelchair Passenger Assistance Training must complete the training in order to renew their TLC Driver License.


Authorized Schools
 

The organizations listed below are currently authorized by TLC to provide Wheelchair Passenger Assistance Training. Please choose from among the providers below and contact them directly for training services. A list of providers is also available on NYC OpenData.

ABBA LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INC
4301 Glenwood Road
Brooklyn NY 11210 

Contact: Vadim Agafonov
Tel: (347) 829-2999
Email: info@abbalocal.com

ADVANCE MOBILITY PLUS
847 East 43rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Contact: Jeff Grobman
(718) 253-1212
Email:advancemobilityplus@gmail.com
Website:www.advancemobilityplus.com 
OR

3250 Westchester Ave Ste 205
Bronx NY 10461
Contact: Brian Grobman 
Tel: (718) 684-4889 
Website:www.advancemobilityplus.com

BUSSANI MOBILITY TEAM
19-54 Jerome Ave
Bronx NY 10453

Contact: Pavel Lopez
Tel: 718-733-1220

Website: www.bronxtaxischool.com

DTA DRIVER TRAINING ASSOCIATES, INC.
132-49 41st Road, Suite 1B
Flushing, NY 11355

Tel: (718) 886-6249
Email: info@dtadirect.com
Website: www.dtadirect.com

EASTER SEALS OF NEW YORK/FEDCAP
210 East 43rd Street – 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017 

Tel: (877) 369-0940
Website:www.fedcap.org/wavtraining

FLEET RADIO LEASING LLC.
712 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn N.Y. 11232

Contact: Gavriel Gavrilov
Tel: (718) 514-6500
Email:Gavriel@nextcenturyinsurance.com
Website: www.cabclass.com

GOOG TRANSPORATION EDUCATION ACADEMY
150-51 14th Ave.,
Lower Level, Unit A,
Whitestone, NY 11357

Tel: 718 746 4400
Email: info@googeducation.com
Website: www.googeducation.com

HANAC NYC TAXI ACADEMY 
33-24 Northern Boulevard - 4th Floor,
Long Island City, NY 11101 

Contact: Hasain Shakil
Tel: (718) 433-0493 / (718) 709-1990
Website: www.hanactaxi.com

KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS, INC.

86-11 Lefferts Boulevard, Suite 2A

(Corner of Hillside Avenue)

Richmond Hill, NY 11418


Contact: Asad R. Siddiqy
Tel: (718) 790-2000 / (718) 487-4120

Fax: (888) 995-2742
Email: info@knowledgeseekers.nyc

Web:www.knowledgeseekers.nyc

KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE TAXI INSTITUTE
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Room T4122

Contact: Abel Zamora
Tel: (718) 368-5189 / (718) 368-5052
Email: taxi@kbcc.cuny.edu

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NYC TAXI AND FHV DRIVER INSTITUTE
31-10 Thomson Avenue
M-Building, Room M-143
Long Island City, NY 11101 

Contact: Karini Rodriguez
Tel: (718) 482-5335
Email: cunytaxi@lagcc.cuny.edu
Website: www.lagcc.cuny.edu/taxi

AMERICAN MASTER CABBIE TAXI ACADEMY
24-29 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, Queens. NY 11101 

OR
391 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Contact: Terry Gelber
Tel: (718) 472-1699 or (800) 955-8294
Website: www.mastercabbie.com

MDS CORP.

1194 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305
Contact: Mickey Milbauer
Tel: (718) 816-6400
OR 
32-02 Queens Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101 
Tel: (718) 361-2232
OR
31-00 47th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
Contact: Mickey Milbauer
Tel: (718) 392-0627 / (718) 392-2056

Email: mickey2449@gmail.com

NYC TAXI LIMO TRAINING CENTER
5030 Broadway Suite #626
New York, NY 10034

Contact: Kathy Martinez
Tel: (718) 503-8004
Email:nyctaxilimotrainingcenter@gmail.com

TAXI WORKERS ACADEMY AT NYTWA
31-10 37th Avenue, Suite 300
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel : (718) 70-NYTWA (718-706-9892)
Fax: (718) 391-0169 
Website: www.nytwa.org

TRAINING IN TRANSPORTATION
3051 Nostrand Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Contact: JoAnn Tufaro
Tel : (646) 886-0156
Website: www.nybustraining.com

 

V O PARTNERS ACADEMY
2769 West 15 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Contact: Vadim Kulisheviskiy
Tel: (929) 888-6888 
Email: nyctlcschool@gmail.com
Website: www.ccgc.nyc/school

 

 

24 Hour TLC Driver Education Course

TLC Driver License applicants must complete a 24 hour TLC Driver Education Course and pass an 80-question multiple choice exam on a computer with a grade of 70% or higher (you must answer 56 out of 80 questions correctly in order to pass). The course covers the following topics: TLC rules and regulations; geography; safe driving skills; traffic rules; and customer service.

Authorized Schools 

The organizations listed below are currently authorized by TLC to provide the TLC Driver Education Course. Please choose from among the providers below and contact them directly for training services. A list of providers is also available on NYC OpenData.

Abba Training School

4301 Glenwood Road
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Tel: (347) 829-2999
OR 
2550 Boston Road, Suite D.E
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 347-622-1111 
Website: www.training4tlc.com 

Course: $175
Exam: $75

Course and test offering: English, Russian, Spanish

Advance Mobility Plus

847 East 43rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Contact: Jeff Grobman
(718) 253-1212
Email:advancemobilityplus@gmail.com
Course and test offering: English, Russian, Urdu
OR
3250 Westchester Ave Suite 205
Bronx NY 10461
Contact: Brian Grobman 
Tel: (718) 684-4889 
Email: advancemobilityofbronx@gmail.com
Course and test offering: English


Website:www.advancemobilityplus.com

 

Course: $170
Exam: $75

American Master Cabbie Taxi Academy 

24-29 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 1110
Tel: (718) 472-1699 / (800) 955-8294
OR
391 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Tel: (347) 590-2220

Contact Person: Terry Gelber
Website: www.mastercabbie.com 

Course: $174
Exam: $75

Course and test offering: English, Spanish, Bengali

DTA Driver Training Associates, Inc.

132-49 41st Road, Suite 1B
Flushing, NY 11355


Tel: (718) 886-6249
Email: info@dtadirect.com
Website: www.dtadirect.com 

Course: $175
Exam: $75

Course and test offering: English, Mandarin, Spanish

Goog Transportation Education Academy

150-51 14th Avenue,
Unit A, Lower Level,  
Whitestone, NY 11357

Contact : Nawaz Ahmad
Tel: (718) 746-4400
Fax:(718) 746-0620

Email: info@googeducation.com Website: www.googeducation.com

Course: $150
Exam: $50

Course and test offering: English, Urdu, Spanish
Language assistance available in: Hindi, Punjabi

HANAC NYC Taxi Academy 
33-24 Northern Boulevard - 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Contact Person: Hasain Shakil
(718) 433-0493 / (718) 709-1990

OR

35-01 Queens Boulevard – Ground Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718) 433-0493 /(718) 709-1990

Contact Person: Hasain Shakil
Website: www.hanactaxi.com


Course: $175
Exam: $75

Course and test offering: English, Spanish, Bengali, Urdu

Kingsborough Community College 
Taxi Institute

2001 Oriental Boulevard 
Brooklyn, NY 11235 - Room T4122

Contact Person: Abel Zamora
Tel: (718) 368-5189 / (718) 368-5052
Email: taxi@kbcc.cuny.edu 

Course: $175
Exam: $25 

Course and test offering: English, American Sign Language

Knowledge Seekers, Inc. 

86-11 Lefferts Blvd. Suite 2A
(Corner of Hillside Avenue)
Richmond Hill, NY 11418

Contact Person: Asad R. Siddiqy
Tel: (718) 790-2000 / (718) 487-4120
Fax: (888) 995-2747
Email: info@knowledgeseekers.nyc
Web: www.knowledgeseekers.nyc

Course: $175
Exam: $75

Course and test offering: English, Bengali, Urdu

Language assistance available in: Punjabi, Pushto

LaGuardia Community College 
NYC Taxi and FHV Driver Institute


31-10 Thomson Avenue – M-Building, Room M-143
Long Island City, NY 11101

Contact Person: Karini Rodriguez
Tel: (718) 482-5335
Email: cunytaxi@lagcc.cuny.edu
Website: www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ace/taxi 


Course: $175
Exam: $75

 

Course and test offering: English, Spanish

MDS CORP.

1194 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305

Tel: (718) 816-6400

OR

31-00 47th Ave, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: (718) 392-0627

OR

32-02 Queens Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101

Contact Person: Mickey Milbauer 
Email: mickey2449@gmail.com

Course: $175
Exam: $75


Course and test offering: English, Spanish

NYC Taxi Limo Training Center

5030 Broadway, Suite #626
New York, NY 10034

Contact: Anthony Cabrera
Tel: (718) 503-8004
Email:nyctaxilimotrainingcenter@gmail.com
Website: http://nyctaxilimotrainingcenter.com

Course:$175
Exam:$75

Course and test offering: English, Spanish

Taxi Workers Academy at NYTWA

31-10 37th Avenue, Suite 300
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel : (718) 70-NYTWA (718-706-9892)
Fax: (718) 391-0169 
Website: www.nytwa.org

Course: $175
Exam: $75 (up to 3 times)

Course and test offering: English, Spanish, Bengali

Language assistance available in: Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi

TLC Driver Institute, Inc.

31-00 47th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(Falchi Building, 1st Floor)

OR

60-19 Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY   11377

Contact person: Angelica Meza
Phone: 718-255-9500
Email: school@TLCdriver.nyc
Website: www.TLCdriver.nyc

Course: $175.00
Exam $75.00

Course and Test offering: English, Spanish, Bengali, Urdu

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Study Guide and Additional Education Resources

Education Providers: Learn how to become a TLC-Approved Education Provider

To become a TLC-approved provider of the 24 hour TLC Driver Education Course or Wheelchair Passenger Assistance Training, please send your inquiry to Education_Unit@tlc.nyc.gov.