The Five Hour Pre-Licensing course is required in order to obtain a New York State driver’s license. Participants will learn to recognize and define driving as a mental, physical, and social task involving the interaction of the operator, the environment, and the vehicle; to identify factors that can impair a driver’s ability and the legal and moral responsibilities of highway users; and to recognize dangerous drivers and driving situations and how to react safely to protect themselves from possible injury or death by using seat belts. Students enrolling in the Five Hour Pre-Licensing Course must have a valid Learner’s Permit and must bring their NYS Learner’s Permit to class. Note: This class is mandated by New York State and each participant must be in class at the exact starting time listed. Late arrivals are neither allowed in class, nor are eligible for a refund. The completion certificate given at the end of the course is valid for 1 year and must be presented to the DMV in order to schedule the road test. If the road test is not scheduled prior to the certificate expiration, the course must be repeated.