IDG New York

IDG offers classes to make drivers’ lives better
Classes are offered both in-person and online. Available classes are listed below, once a class is fully booked, it will be removed from the schedule.
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We add new class openings weekly – if you don’t see a class you want, please check the website again or contact our member services team team at 844-335-1264 or email us at help@driversguild.org

English as a Second Language (ESL)

IDG is pleased to introduce our new ESL class focused on driver/rider conversations. We understand the basic ride can be short, however misunderstandings with a rider could happen in just a few seconds of the rider entering your vehicle, which may cause the driver to lose a high rating from the rider. This class is designed to teach a driver some basic understanding of the English language while being able to answer the rider’s questions related to their trip. Join us for this free class while empowering yourself. The class meets twice a week for three weeks, totaling 6 sessions over the span of 3 weeks.

This class is free for drivers

The class is currently held online via Zoom.

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5 STAR CLASS

The IDG is offering the 5 Star class to teach you some tricks of the trade, some communication techniques to prevent you from making fatal mistakes while transporting your riders to their destination, while keeping customers happy and safe on the road. Drivers who’ve been deactivated from Uber for low-ratings and cash exchange will be reactivated after successful completion of this class.

This class is free for drivers

The class is currently held online via Zoom.

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Deescalation Training

Anything can happen when you are on the road, but this training will offer strategies and techniques that can prevent situations from escalating, and keep you as safe as possible. Learn and share with other drivers about dealing with difficult riders, bad drivers, and issues on the street.

We can’t predict or stop challenging situations with customers from happening, but this training will give you skills and techniques to de-escalate conflict and gain control of challenging situations on the road.

Defensive Driving Class:

IDG offers BCF Defensive Driving Class (DDC6) which is required every 3 years. This class is held every Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues from 10am – 6pm. If you are affiliated with a Black Car base, you will receive a check for $300 within 8 weeks after attending the class. You can also get a 10% discount on your insurance and up to 4 points removed from your license. Also you can take this course every 18 months to have points reduced off your license.

Available at 2 locations:
IDG Office
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456 Johnson Ave #420, Brooklyn, NY 11237
*Limited capacity due to COVID-19 Safety precautions
Black Car Safety Center
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38-38 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
The Black Car Fund Wellness, Safety and Education (STEP) Program

Eligible drivers receive a one-time payment of $150 to complete 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.

Location:
Black Car Safety Center
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38-38 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
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