The average driver will drive for 55 years and travel over 1 million miles behind the steering wheel. Most new drivers will not have the opportunity to take professional driving lessons or driver education, even though this is the preferred way to learn. New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and Gigliotti's Driving School feel such a venture must start with a 5 hour, pre-license class. The student will have the opportunity to ask questions of a professional driving instructor. Each student will learn the basic rules of the road, defensive driving strategies, and other important concepts to carry with them for the next half-century.

The student will also have the opportunity to feel what driving under the influence of alcohol feels like with our new .18 BAC goggles, and why drinking and driving is so dangerous. It's a great way to learn how to handle yourself responsibly. See a writing example.


NYS-DMV New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Approved

Approved, Certified & Monitored by the Department of Motor Vehicles

NY State Department of Motor Vehicles
*Requirement to Obtain your Driver's License

This course is mandatory for every learner's permit holder in order to obtain a driver's license in the state of New York. This course is offered at different times and locations.

Upon successful completion of the course, all students will receive a Pre-licensing Course Completion Certificate, also known as Form MV-278. This certificate is issued by our driving school, and will enable the recipient to schedule and take a road test with the Department of Motor Vehicles.


The Five Hour Pre-licensing MV-278 is required for any driver looking to obtain a New York State Driver's License regardless of applicant's age. Driver's Education Certificate MV-285 holders are exempt from taking this course.


Once this course is successfully completed the applicant will be able to request a Road Test appointment, additionally form MV-278 must be presented to DMV official at the time of Road Test.


Graduated License Changes


All classes are on Saturday's beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the E.F.K. Plaza on Route 5 across from Hannaford's Grocery Store

Click on the date you would like to sign up for.

December 13

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February 7
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May 16
May 30
June 13
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August 8
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September 5
September 19
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November 14
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Click On Your Preferred Date Above To Register Online!



1 Paris Road
Corner of Genesee St.
& Pearl St.
(in the Village of
New Hartford)
4:00 pm

EFK Plaza
Herkimer, NY
(see schedule on left)
8:45 am

339 Genesee St.
(across from Dunkin Donuts)
8:45 am

(2nd Floor)
Sangertown Mall
10:15 am




Why Get Up Early?

We invite our Rome students to attend our JCPenny Location at Sangertown Mall. We start you at 10:15am and get you out around 2:30pm.


If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do your classes last?

The 5 Hour Course is actually only 4 hours. We reserve an hour for testing if necessary.

What are the requirements to pass the test?

At the end of the 4 hours, each student must take a 25 question test. Students must pass the test with 16 answers correct (64%). If the student does not pass, he/she will have an option to take a second test at no charge, not to be given in the same day. We offer the tests in eight languages including, English, Bosnian, Russian, French, Spanish, Albanian, Arabic and Vietnamese. See some test examples.

Where can I take the 5 Hour Course?

We offer 5 locations for taking the course:



Wednesdays, 4pm
The Paris Road Professional Building
1 Paris Road, New Hartford
Corner of Genesse Street, Pearl Street & Paris Road
1 block south of Oxford Road
(Across from Cavallo's Restaurant)
Held weekly.

Saturdays, 8:45am
339 Genesse Street
Located across from Dunkin Donuts or
1/2 block south of Munson Williams Proctor Institute
Held weekly.

Saturdays, 8:45am
EFK Plaza, Herkimer
Located across from Hannaford Super Market
Offered bi-weekly; please call for more information.

Saturdays, 10:15am
JCPenney, Sangertown Mall
Use Elevator to 2nd floor
Room located to the left of the elevator
Held weekly.

How can I sign up for your courses?

You can register by phone (315.732.5049) or online. Walk ins are also welcome. Registered students are guaranteed a seat and will be informed in the unlikely event a class must be cancelled.

What must I bring to class?

Students must have a valid learner's permit and the course fee of $45.00.

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