N.Y. Vehicle & Traffic Law Section 399-R
Regulations, fees and privacy


The commissioner is authorized and directed to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this article and to insure that internet delivered pre-licensing courses as approved by the commissioner and established pursuant to this article, can validate: student identity at registration and throughout the course; participation throughout the course; that time requirements are met; and successful completion of the course. Provided, however, that any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this article shall not stipulate any particular location for delivery of a pre-licensing course or limit the time of day during which such course may be taken.


The commissioner is authorized to impose a fee upon each internet pre-licensing course sponsoring agency approved for participation in the pilot program to deliver such course, which shall not exceed eight dollars for each student who completes such course by means of the pilot program established pursuant to this article. Such fees, excluding administrative expenses of the department, shall be deposited in the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund established pursuant to State Finance Law § 89-B (Dedicated highway and bridge trust fund)section eighty-nine-b of the state finance law.


No internet pre-licensing course sponsoring agency shall disclose or otherwise make available to any person or entity any personal information obtained by such provider about any student who registers for such course. For the purposes of this article, “personal information” shall mean information that identifies an individual, including an individual’s photo image, social security number, driver identification number, name, address (but not the five-digit zip code), telephone number, and medical or disability information. * NB Repealed June 30, 2025

Source: Section 399-R — Regulations, fees and privacy, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/VAT/399-R (updated Jul. 3, 2020; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Jul. 3, 2020

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