FHV Class & Exam

One of the requirements for the TLC license is taking the For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) 24 Hour Course.

How to complete the fhv 24-hour Course

The TLC requires all applicants to take the 24-Hour Course and to pass the TLC exam. The course is taught over three 8-hour days and covers map reading, geography, driver-passenger relations and preparation for the TLC exam. The price is $250 ($175 for the course and $75 for the test). 

You must contact one of the TLC-approved schools below to schedule the course. The course is offered primarily in English, but some schools do offer it in Spanish (see below). You have the option to take the test in English, Spanish, Bengali or Urdu.

After passing the test, the school will automatically send your score to the TLC.

FHV Study Guides are available in EnglishSpanishBengali and Urdu

list of TLC-APPROVED schools

LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Ave., M-Building, Room M-143
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: (718) 482-5335
Email: cunytaxi@lagcc.cuny.edu
Website: www.lagcc.cuny.edu/taxi

English, Spanish



24-29 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 1110

Tel: (718) 472-1699 / (800) 955-8294
Website: www.mastercabbie.com

English, Spanish, Bengali


391 East 149th St.
Bronx, NY 10455

Tel: (347) 590-2220
Website: www.mastercabbie.com

English, Spanish, Bengali



2001 Oriental Blvd., Room T4122
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Tel: (718) 368-5189 / (718) 368-5052
Email: taxi@kbcc.cuny.edu

English, American Sign Language


Knowledge Seekers, Inc. 

86-11 Lefferts Blvd., Suite 2A
(Corner of Hillside Avenue)
Richmond Hill, NY 11418

Tel: (718) 790-2000 / (718) 487-4120
Email: info@knowledgeseekers.nyc
Website: www.knowledgeseekers.nyc

English, Bengali, Urdu



1194 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305

Tel: (718) 816-6400
Email: mickey2449@gmail.com

English, Spanish

Abba Taxi School

4301 Glenwood Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Tel: (347) 829-2999
Website: www.training4tlc.com

English, Spanish, Russian


2550 Boston Rd., Suite D.E
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: (347) 622-1111
Website: www.training4tlc.com

English, Spanish



132-49 41st Rd., Suite 1B
Flushing, NY 11355

Tel: (718) 886-6249
Email: info@dtadirect.com
Website: www.dtadirect.com

English, Spanish, Mandarin


HANAC Taxi Academy

33-24 Northern Blvd., 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: (718) 433-0493
Website: www.hanactaxi.com

English, Spanish, Bengali, Urdu


35-01 Queens Blvd., Ground Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: (718) 709-1990
Website: www.hanactaxi.com

English, Spanish, Bengali, Urdu


NYC Taxi Limo Training Center

5030 Broadway, Suite #626
New York, NY 10034

Tel: (718) 503-8004
Email: nyctaxilimotrainingcenter@gmail.com
Website: http://nyctaxilimotrainingcenter.com

English, Spanish