Become a driving school instructor

What is a driving school instructor?

A driving school instructor is a person who has been certified to teach individuals to drive a motor vehicle for a licensed driving school.  A certified driving school instructor may be approved to teach in one or more of the following areas

Renew Driving School License

About renewing a Driving School License

Driving School Licenses are issued to businesses that qualify to operate a driving school.  These licenses are renewed for two years.  The license must be renewed before the expiration date shown on the license if the driving school wants to continue to operate the business.  

Driving School Licenses can be renewed up to six (6) months after they expire, but the Driving School business cannot operate unless the license is valid.

How do I renew my Driving School License?

Requirements and forms for driving schools and instructors

What is a driving school?

A driving school is a commercial business authorized by DMV’s Bureau of Driver Training Programs to provide driving instruction for hire, which could include behind-the-wheel driving lessons.  DMV issues driving school licenses to those qualified to conduct a driving school business.  The license must be clearly displayed at the place of business. 

Upon meeting certain additional requirements, driving schools may also

Inspection Station Cap Information

Important Notice for Inspection Station License Applicants

The number of official public emission inspection stations allowed in each county of New York State is regulated. If the maximum number of such inspection stations is reached in any county, the DMV will place an application for an inspection station license on a waiting list. If the number of stations falls below the designated maximum in a given county, the applicant who has been on the list the longest may be considered for an inspection station license.

Order Driver Manuals

How do I get NYS DMV Driver’s Manuals for my customers?

You can order any of the following Driver’s Manuals online.

Frequently asked questions for medical conditions

What form do I submit to report a medical condition which caused me to lose consciousness, awareness and/or or body control?

 Submit a Physician's Statement for Medical Review Unit (MV-80U.1)


What form do I submit to report any other medical condition?

Submit a Physician's Statement (MV-80)


Administrative review suspensions

Can DMV suspend my driver license due to a medical condition?

Yes.  If a physician reports that you have a medical condition that affects your driving skills, DMV can suspend your driver license.  The suspension remains in effect until a physician certifies that the condition is treated or controlled and does not affect your driving skills.  DMV can also require that the physician recertify at a later time that the condition is controlled and not dangerous.

Police accident/crash reports

What happens if a police officer reports my medical condition caused an accident?

DMV’s Medical Review Unit will be notified if a police accident report indicates a motor vehicle accident may have been caused by any of these conditions

DMV's Driver Re-evaluation Program

What is the purpose of the driver re-evaluation program?

The purpose of the driver re-evaluation program is to allow a driver to show that the he or she is qualified to drive. DMV will not remove driving privileges based on age or based on any standard except driving ability.

About driver re-evaluation

The best indicator of driving skills and abilities is the performance of the driver on the highway.

DMV's Medical Review Program

What is DMV’s Medical Review Program?

DMV’s Medical Review Program monitors drivers who have a condition that may cause loss of consciousness, loss of awareness or loss of body control.  This program is coordinated by DMV’s Medical Review Unit. 

The Medical Review Unit is also responsible for investigating reports of drivers and license applicants who have a medical condition (mental or physical) that may interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle.

 It is the Medical Review Unit’s responsibility to


Subscribe to New York State of Opportunity Department of Motor Vehicles RSS