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Defensive driving course

TLC license applicants must take a New York State DMV certified Defensive Driving Course. Once you complete the course, send your proof of completion to the TLC and you'll be one step closer to getting on the road.

Step 1

Sign up for a course

At a TLC-approved school

Complete defensive driving at one of the TLC’s approved defensive driving school, either in-person or online.

Already took defensive driving?

If you have taken a New York State DMV certified defensive driving course within the last three years and have proof of completion, you do not need to take the course again.

Step 2

Upload your completed certificate to the TLC's website

You can submit your completed certificate to the TLC through their online TLC Upload Portal.

  • Your current TLC issued application number
  • The zip code of your mailing address
  • The last 5 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)

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