New York Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to start driving in New York?
When you turn 16, you can apply and receive your New York junior learners permit.  You must also enroll in a New York driver education class.
Can I take driver education over the internet or online?
Anyone can take Teen Driving Course as a supplementary educational tool in New York.  Teen Driving Course's New York online driver education class will fully prepare you for your New York driving exams and driver training schoool.  However, if you are looking to take Teen Driving Course to satisfy your state's specific driving requirements, you will need to call and ask the New York DMV.
Do I need to bring in paperwork when I take my learners permit exam?
Be sure to bring with you several documents when you take your learners permit exam at a New York DMV location:  your birth certificate, proof of address, your social security card, signed parental approval (or just go with your parent or guardian) and proof of auto insurance covering you as a new driver.
What if I fail my learners permit exam?
First, don't panic!  The New York DMV will let you retake the exam until you pass, though you may only be able to take the test once per day.  You need to score 14/20 on the written text to pass.  Teen Driving Course's online driver ed class will prepare you for this test and help you make sure you pass the first time with ease.
How many questions are on the Teen Driving Course's final exam?
35 questions, and you need to get at least 28 right (80%) to pass.  If you don't pass it, you can take the test as many times as you need to in order to pass at no extra cost. 

Teen Driving Course's online drivers education final exam will fully prepare you for your New York driving exams, and give you added tips to learn to be a safe and smart New York driver.
Does your New York online driver ed course meet DMV requirements?
Our Teen Driving Course New York online driver education class is primarily supplementary educational too, designed to prepare you for DMV exams and get you on the road as safe and fast as possible.  However, only the New York DMV can authorize your participation to satisfy New York DMV-required driver education training.
When will I receive my certificate of completion?
It usually takes 3-5 business days to receive it via regular mail.  However, you may choose to have it sent via FedEx express delivery for an additional fee.
If I have my learners permit, is it okay to start driving right away?
If you have your New York junior learners permit, you can begin driving immediately, but you must be under the supervision of a licensed New York driver, age 21 or over, at all times.
How long do I have to have my learners permit before getting my New York driver's license?
You only need to practice driving on your New York learners permit for six (6)months, in addition to finishing your driver education courses, in order to apply for your provisional New York drivers license.  You will have to wait another six months before getting your graduated class-D license, or turn 17, whichever comes earlier.
Can I have passengers in the car with my New York learners permit?
The only person who is allowed to drive with you while you still have your New York junior learners permit is a 21-year old licensed New York driver.  With this supervision, other family members can also ride with you, but that's it.
Are there any restrictions on passengers when I get my provisional drivers license?
Until you get your graduated class-D new York license when you turn 17, you can have only two (2) passengers with you, unless they are family members or your guardian.
Can I drive alone on my learners permit?
You can NEVER drive alone with a New York junior learners permit!  New York law forbids this in an effort to keep you and other drivers safe, pending sufficient driver education on your part.
Do I need behind-the-wheel training from a driving school to get my NY drivers license?
If you are age 17 and have a junior license, you must complete a state-approved high school or college driver education course to get a graduated class-D New York driver license, and some of that class time will include behind-the-wheel training with a licensed New York driving instructor.

To convert your provisional license to a graduated license after completing this training, you will need to bring your provisional license and the Student Certificate of Completion (MV-285) that you received from your instructor to any New York DMV.  You will also need proof that you are 17 years old.
Does the New York DMV require me to complete supervised driving practice outside of my drivers education class?
In order to get your graudated New York class-D license (only a driver ed course is required to get your provisional license).  Before applying, you will need to complete 50 hours of supervised driving (10 of which must be at night), and it must be signed off on by your parents or legal guardians.
How much does Teen Driving Course's online drivers education class cost in New York?
Teen Driving Course New York online drivers education classes offer high quality learning at low, inexpensive prices.  To find out more, please click on our "Course Options" tab.
Do you give refunds?
Absolutely.  Teen Driving Course stands behind its product 100%.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with our online drivers ed class, you may request a refund any time prior to our sending out your completion certificate and we will give you your money back.


In New York, how many opportunities will I have to take the final exam for Teen DrivingCourse online driver education class?
You have UNLIMITED opportunities to pass Teen Driving Course's New York online drivers education class final exam at no additional cost!