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Beginning January 1, 2019: TLC Driver License applicants must take the TLC Driver License exam at a PSI location. TLC Driver License Applicants should receive an email from PSI Services after completing the TLC Driver Education course. The email will provide instructions on how to make an appointment to take the TLC Driver License Exam. For more information, visit

For-hire vehicle course

One of the requirements for getting a TLC license is completing the 24-hour for-hire vehicle (FHV) course.

About the course

What to expect

The 24-hour course

The course is taught over three 8-hour days.

What the course covers:

  • Map reading
  • Local geography
  • Driver-passenger relations
  • Preparation for the City Knowledge Exam

How much the course costs: $150 (for the course and exam)

Free resources

The course is offered primarily in English and Spanish, but some schools do offer it in Bengali, Urdu, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and American Sign Language (see below).

FHV study guides are available in English, Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese.

Primary partner

TLC Driver Institute

Schedule your class

We've partnered with the TLC Driver Institute to help make it easier to take your FHV exam and get your TLC license. Schedule your class at one of their two locations, conveniently located in Long Island City and Woodside.

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