Classes – Drivers Benefits

Classes

We connect you to free safety and health & wellness classes that will help you become a better driver. Drivers get paid $300 to complete the Defensive Driving Class every three years and they get a one-time payment of $150 to complete The Black Car Fund Wellness, Safety, and Education (STEP) Program.

Paid for by The Black Car Fund.

Take classes to become a better driver and get paid by The Black Car Fund.

There are three (3) courses available:

  • The Black Car Fund Driver Education Course
  • The Black Car Fund (BCF) Safety Course-Defensive Driving
  • Black Car Fund (BCF) Wellness STEP

Features

  • Several free classes are available at The Black Car Fund Wellness Center and the Independent Drivers Guild throughout the year
  • Drivers get paid $300 to complete the Defensive Driving Class every three years.
  • Drivers get a one-time payment of $150 to complete The Black Car Fund Wellness, Safety and Education (STEP) Program.

Learn more about each below and sign up using the link found after each section.

The Black Car Fund Driver Education Course: 

This new, in-depth course provides details about all the benefits The Fund provides, at no cost, to its Covered1 Drivers. 

  • The course is 4 hours and Drivers will be compensated $250 for completing the IN-PERSON Course or $125.00 for completing the ONLINE Course.
  • Can be taken once every 3 years

Note: Covered Drivers can earn $125 for completing this course online only once every three years. Drivers who have taken this course in person cannot also complete it online. Drivers who choose to complete it online cannot also complete it in person within the same 3-year period.

The course is taught at:

The BCF Driver Education Center
37-10 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Click below to sign up for the BCF Driver Education Course:

The Black Car Fund (BCF) Safety Course-Defensive Driving:

This course includes the TLC-mandated Defensive Driving Course (DDC-6) “Approved by the National Safety Council”. Every eligible Covered Driver affiliated with a Member Base of The Black Car Fund may take the Safety Course once every three years and receive compensation of $300 from The Black Car Fund after completing the course.

  • Can be taken once every 3 years
  • Take the in-person course and earn $300 when the course is complete.

The Safety Course is held every day from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. 

The Course is taught at two locations:

The BCF Driver Education Center

37-10 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

AND

Independent Drivers Guild Center

41-09 36th St, #3, Long Island City, NY 11101

Please note the location of your class on the sign-up page.

Click below to sign up for the Safety Course:

Black Car Fund (BCF) Wellness STEP

This course is designed to help drivers improve their physical and mental health on the road. Additional segments include “Share the Road” and Hands-Only CPR training. This class is held every Wednesday. Every eligible Covered1 Driver affiliated with a BCF Member Base of The Black Car Fund may take the Wellness Step Class once every 3 years and receive compensation of $150 from The Black Car Fund after completing the course. 

  • Can be taken once every 3 years
  • Take the in-person course and earn $150 when the course is complete.

The course is taught every Wednesday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at:

The BCF Driver Education Center

37-10 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Click below to sign up for our Wednesday Wellness STEP Course:

1 Covered Drivers must be affiliated with a Black Car Fund Member Base (including Uber and Lyft).

All Courses are paid for by The Black Car Fund.  Payment can take up to 8 weeks after course completion.    

Who Qualifies

  • All drivers located in New York State are eligible to use this benefit

How to Use This Benefit

Call us at 1-833-814-8590 to sign up for any of the following classes:

  • Eligible drivers receive $300 to take the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)-mandated Defensive Driving Class through The Black Car Fund.
  • Eligible drivers receive $150 to take The Black Car Fund Wellness, Safety, and Education (STEP) Program through The Black Car Fund. The wellness course is designed to help drivers improve their physical and mental health on the road.

Many other classes are available from the Independent Drivers Guild to drivers throughout the year, including:


  • 5-star Professional Service: learn how to get more 5-Star reviews from customers
  • 24-hour Universal License: get your Taxi and Limousine Commission license

Call us at 1-833-814-8590
to speak to a call center representative for assistance with enrolling or using the benefits. Our call center is open from Monday to Friday from 8am – 8pm.
Fill Out The Enrollment Form
Drivers Benefits will email you with an explanation of how to use your benefits. Make sure to check your spam folder.
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