As part of getting TLC license, I was required by the city of New York to attend the “24-hour” course. The reason it’s called that is because it’s a three day course, each day requiring eight hours of instruction (8 x 3 = 24). The interesting thing was that I had already received my TLC license, and was driving with rideshare apps in NYC when I took the course. Although it’s a mandatory component of getting TLC license, I was not required to enroll until my probationary (i.e., the purple one-year license) license was set to expire.
Going from interested driver to first trip with Uber greatly varies in length from city to city. There recently was a new law passed in New York City that requires For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) drivers to take an exam to get their Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) license. Read more