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The adult road

For drivers ages 21 and up, MVC offers a three phase process:
  • Examination permit
  • Probationary license (minimum one year of restricted but unsupervised driving)
  • Basic driver license

Get an examination permit (not a student permit)

Visit an MVC Agency (may also be distributed by a licensed driving instructor)
Practice supervised driving for at least three months

You must observe the following restrictions during the supervised driving phase:
  • You must be accompanied in the front seat by an adult supervising driver who is at least 21 years of age and who possesses a valid New Jersey driver license and has a minimum of three years driving experience
  • You can't use cell phones, hand held video games or any other hands-free interactive, wireless communication device
  • Seat belts must be worn at all times

Get a probationary license
  • You must complete the supervised driving period
  • Pass MVC's road test

Practice unsupervised driving for at least one year
  • You can't use cell phones, hand held video games or any other hands-free interactive, wireless communication device
  • Seat belts must be worn at all times
You can't use any wireless device during this period and always remember to wear your safety belts (It's a state law)



Get a basic driver license
  • You must complete the unsupervised driving period
  • Go to any MVC Agency with your provisional license and other documents to pass the 6 point ID requirements
  • Pay $24 license fee
For your convenience, MVC accepts American Express® card, MasterCard® card, Visa® card, checks, money orders and cash.