American Master Cabbie is the largest taxi driver training center in the world.
The TLC License school was founded in 1996 by Terry Gelber, a longtime Taxi driver himself. Terry recognized that new drivers would benefit most if they were taught by someone who’s been out there on the road and can bring real-life lessons to the classroom.
That was the spark that ignited Master Cabbie’s history 21 years ago.
Today, Master Cabbie has a staff of over 20 instructors, with classes going on seven days a week provided at three locations. Our original office is located in Long Island City, Queens, our second location is in the Bronx, and our third location is in Jersey City. All three are easily accessible by public transportation. If you prefer to drive, every office is just a few minutes by car from Manhattan. See address, hours, and contact information here.
What Our Students Say About Us:
I was pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism Master Cabbie Taxi Academy treated me with, not to mention how helpful and curious the staff were! Especially Fatima, who helped me from A to Z through out the whole process of getting my TLC license. She began by pulling out my application from the TLC site, which showed that I was previously licensed before, so she explained to me that I won't have to take the 24 hrs. class, simply taking the 6 hrs. defensive driving class will do instead!
Which saved me money, and time, not to mention having to take the exam again! She then emailed TLC on my behalf to let them know about my previous license. Then emailed all my paperwork immediately as soon as I finished taking all the required classes, which was so convenient and such a timesaver for me!
Five days later I received an approval notice, and five days after that, I got my license in the mail!
Thank you very much Fatima, and Master Cabbie Taxi Academy for all your help, advice and great tips, which honestly made my application process go fast and smooth for me.
I would highly recommend Master Cabbie Taxi Academy to anyone looking to get their TLC license the fastest, and cheapest way possible!
This is the best taxi school in NYC... the instructors are very knowledgeable. I'm extremely happy to have met the Director, Fatima. She pushed me enough to pass. Se was encouraging me everyday not to give up. Thanks to Master Cabbie staff and the Director, Fati
I've not yet taken the exam but that won't stop me from taking the time to share with you the grandeur of Master Cabbie. The staff of Master Cabbie carries the name very well. They serve people with patience, tolerance, respect etc. The teachers are excellent, explicit, flexible, knowledgeable and most of all very friendly. As a matter of fact that responds for all the workers in the school. When it comes to Mr. Big Mac he puts not just his heart into his teachings but his entire beings. Like the rest of staff he conducts the class with such passion. Mr. Big Mac doens't just teach the class to simply pass the exam but to have a general knowledge of the business. More blessings for the entire Master Cabbie specifically Mr. Big Mac Aka.