5-Hour Pre-licensing Course

This course is for those individuals who have their picture permits and wish to advance to the road test phase. This class is required by the DMV. Individuals completing the class will receive a certificate that is good for one year. Members save $5 off of the course fee!

As per the Governor's decision, we will be holding 5 Hour Pre-licensing classes via Zoom. To take the class, you must have a monitor with a camera and run Google Chrome. After you register online, you will need to make payment and email a copy of your permit at least TWO WEEKS prior to your class. The Zoom email invite will be sent to you by noon the day prior to the class (on Friday for Sunday Classes). After completing the class, you will need to come into the Albany office to sign the class roster and pick up your certificate (MV-278). If you do not see your Zoom link after it has been sent or are having trouble connecting to Zoom, please email: Trafficsafety@aaahv.com

Our 5-hour pre-licensing course is offered to members for $40.00. Non-members may take the class for $45.00 per person. If the student’s parent or guardian is a AAA member, the member discount is applied.

5 Hour Pre-Licensing Class Schedule


November 21, 2020, Saturday; 10:00am - 3:30pm- Full

December 12, 2020, Saturday; 10:00am - 3:30pm 

December 20, 2020, Sunday; 10:00am - 3:30pm 

Register for Zoom 5 Hour Pre-licensing Class.

Duplicate MV 278-5 HR Class Certificates

If you lose your certificate and need a duplicate, please call the office at:518.426.1000 ext. 2440

Replacement Certificates will cost $5.00

Scheduling Notes

All in-person classes are held at our main office: 618 Delaware Ave. Albany, 12209. All in-person classes are suspended as per the CDC recommendations.

Traffic Safety Class cancellations are announced by the School Closing Network, broadcast on your local news channels. If you are concerned about driving in the snow, err on the side of caution and safety. We can reschedule you or provide you with a refund. As these are safe driving classes, we certainly don’t want anyone to put themselves in danger to get to one of our classes.



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Call us at (518) 426-1000 to reach any of our AAA Hudson Valley offices


618 Delaware Ave. Albany, NY 12209
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


514 Congress St. Troy, NY 12180
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 


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595 New Loudon Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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593 North Greenbush Rd. Rensselaer, NY 12144
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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