The Online New York 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course (OPL) is a 100% training course approved by the NY Department of Motor Vehicles to teach future drivers how to safely drive on the road.
All permit holders in New York wishing to take a road test must complete the 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course.
In order to take the Online 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course (OPL) , you must have a valid New York State Permit and be at least 18 years old. Students must have the photo permit, not the temporary paper permit.
Students with a Junior Permit (DJ) or Motorcycle Permit (MJ) are not eligible to take the Online 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course (OPL).
The NY DMV requires that you verify your identity at multiple touchpoints throughout the course. You will be prompted to answer a security question and complete a simple and easy typing verification process.
We try to identify your identity in a seamless, accurate and non-instrusive process by using Typing Verification. Typing Verification is able to confirm your identify because each individual has a unique typing pattern based on the timings and durations of various key press events. We are able to use typing keystroke and biometrics analysis to store a baseline typing pattern that we then use to match new typing patterns and verify your identity.
We strongly recommend using the same device throughout the course. Your typing pattern may be dependent on the device you use and may infer with our ability to accurately identify your identity.
Students will not be able to continue the course until they pass each Typing Verification checkpoint. Due to DMV standards, failing three consecutive typing checkpoints will exclude you from the course. If this occurs, please contact us for further support.
You will be emailed a confirmation of Course Completion from Online Traffic Safety immediately after successfully completing the online Pre-Licensing Course. Online Traffic Safety will automatically submit your completion information to the New York State DMV. It may take up to 24 to 48 hours for your course completion to be posted on your driver record.
Once the DMV has received notification of your course completion, you will be able to schedule your road test with the NY DMV. You will not be required to present a physical completion certificate at the Road Test Site.
We are currently waiting for approval from the New York DMV. Please check our website for updates.
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