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Working as a taxi driver is a demanding job, but transporting clients throughout New York City makes the profession even busier. Chances are that you spend most hours of the day behind the wheel of a vehicle. With long hours, it can be a challenge to find the time to complete the continuing education requirements set forth by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC).

Thankfully, there are ways to work with your busy schedule to ensure you meet TLC requirements. Here’s what you need to know about Ticket School’s New York state defensive driving course online.

What Are TLC Continuing Education Requirements?

As a taxi and/or limousine driver, it’s required by the New York TLC that you complete a New York State DMV certified defensive driving course. The course must be completed within three years of your renewal applications. Taking continuing education courses ensures that taxi and limo drivers remain up to date on driving laws and that they continue to follow safe driving practices.

The TLC also requires that all new taxi and limo drivers complete the New York Defensive Driving Course.

Completing TLC Continuing Education Requirements Online

Typically, drivers would need to sit in a traditional classroom in order to complete the New York IPIRP course, but, as a taxi or limo driver, your schedule likely doesn’t offer you the flexibility to sit in a classroom for six hours in order to complete the course.

This is why Ticket School offers the New York’s Point Insurance Reduction Program in a fully online setting. The IPIRP course is the state’s official name for what most refer to as a defensive driving course. The course is six hours long and can be completed entirely online. This offers the flexibility and convenience that taxi and limo drivers need in order to meet continuing education requirements.

After a long day behind the wheel, you can knock out a few modules of the course from the comfort of your own home.

Taking the Course on Your Mobile Phone

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Another convenience of taking the New York IPIRP course through Ticket School is that the course is available on any internet connected device. Want to take the IPIRP course when you’re on break or during a slow period of your day? Our course is 100% mobile compatible. What’s even better is that you don’t have to download an app to access the course.

To access the course, all you have to do is log in with the unique login code provided after you register. Your progress is automatically saved and synced across all devices. This gives you total freedom to complete the course whenever and wherever you want.

Register for the New York Defensive Driving Course Today!

Don’t risk falling behind in your continuing education. You can quickly register for the IPIRP course online and get started right away! To learn more about this course or other courses that Ticket School offers, check out our NY course page. You can also call our team at 1 (800) 558-9887 to discuss your needs.