• Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver Institute
  • Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver Institute

  • The need For Hire Vehicle drivers is expected to grow 14% annually through 2022, according to the New York State Department of Labor.

  • Get a NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) license or maintain your current license by taking TLC mandated classes at LaGuardia’s Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver Institute. Start your career in this high-demand field in just a few weeks.

    Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver Institute is an approved New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) vendor that provides taxi and FHV training with 30 years of experience serving the needs of professional drivers. We pride ourselves on our experienced staff, professional instruction and commitment to facilitating lifelong learning.

    All of our instructors are former TLC drivers and are certified Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Training instructors.


  • TLC Driver License Education Course
    Acquire the basic knowledge you need to successfully, professionally and safely carry out the responsibilities of a TLC driver. This course satisfies TLC requirements for authorized taxi training (TLC Rule #80.04j2). Student manual is included in tuition. The New York City 5 BoroughStreet Atlas is sold separately at the LaGuardia Bookstore.

    Day and Evening Classes (3 sessions/24 hours)
    $175 A17TLC000

    TLC Driver License Examination
    This official TLC exam measures drivers’ knowledge of rules and regulations, geography and map reading.A passing score satisfies the TLC licensing requirement(TLC Rule #80.04j).

    Day and Evening Classes (1 session/3 hours)
    $75 A17TST000

  • Adquirir conocimiento básico necesario para poder realizar las responsabilidades profesionales de un chofer del TLC. Este curso satisface los requisitos del TLC para ser chofer (TLC Regla #80.04j2). El manual de estudios está incluido en la matrícula. El Atlas de los 5 Condados de New York City se vende separadamente y se puede comprar en la librería de LaGuardia Community College. ND

    Day and Evening Classes   9:00-6:00 $175 A17TLC000

  • Este examen oficial del TLC mide el conocimiento de las regulaciones del TLC, la geografía de Nueva York y la comprensión de leer mapas. El pasar este examen satisface el requisito del TLC para obtener una licencia de conducir del TLC (TLC Regla #80.04j). ND

    Day and Evening Classes   $75 A17TST000

  • Take the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS DMV) Certified Defensive Driving Course and reduce 4 violation points from your NYS DMV driver license. You'll also lower your car insurance premium by 10% by completing this 6-hour course. This class satisfies all Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) Defensive Driving requirements for all TLC license types. NYS DMV certification, books and materials are included in tuition. ND

    Day and Evening Classes   $45 A17DDV000

  • Current TLC drivers and TLC driver applicants, you are required to successfully complete a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) training course as part of the TLC licensing or renewal process. The 3-hour training covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements; assisting wheelchair riders into and out of vehicles, including the proper use of ramps; assisting with passenger lap and shoulder belts; and safely storing wheelchairs in vehicles. ND

    Day and Evening Classes   $75 A17WAV000

  • Before your TLC license expires, you are required to complete this 5-hour course, which includes an update of rule changes; review of driver responsibilities and duties; discussion of driver/passenger relations; and awareness of serving passengers with disabilities. ND

    Day and Evening Classes   $75 A17RNW000

  • Discover the dangers of driving while distracted (DWD) and understand the ramifications of being issued a violation by the TLC or other law enforcement agency. TLC drivers must show proof that they are required to take this class, either by presenting a TLC letter or disposition. ND

    Day and Evening Classes   $40 A17PED000

  • Analyze your driver violation history in order to understand your pattern of behavior. Explore productive ways to deal with conflict, personal anger and aggression by better understanding and communicating with passengers. You will also learn proper protocol for interacting with police officers and the court system. Finally, you’ll receive a copy of New York City and TLC traffic codes. Completion of this course eliminates 3 points from your TLC driver license and can be taken once every 5 years for point reduction. ND

    Day and Evening Classes   $75 A17RFV000


    Must have a Department of Motor Vehicles driver license from New York State, New Jersey or Connecticut.

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    To inquire about customized training opportunities, please contact (718) 482-5333 or laguardia.aimp@gmail.com.

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    (718) 482-5336


    In person
    31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M143
    Long Island City, NY 11101



    Ways to Register


    By phone
    (718) 482-7244
    with payment by MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express.

    In person
    M-Building, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M143, Long Island City, NY 11101

    Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Cash payments must be made at the Bursar's Office 
    (C-Building, Room C110)
    Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Discounts and waivers apply to all courses except those designated ND.