Requirements for basic driver license
6 Point ID Verification
Applicants for a New Jersey driver license must have all required documents to satisfy 6 Point ID Verification
at all times. Please review these requirements thoroughly before visiting an MVC Agency or Testing Center.
A vision screening is required for all motorists. The MVC may refer applicants with impaired vision to a physician. Minimum requirements:
- 20/50 vision with or without corrective lenses.
- For sight in one eye only, that eye must meet the 20/50 rule and the applicant must have documentation signed by a licensed physician.
- CDL license applicants must have 20/40 vision with or without corrective lenses in both eyes. Must be able to distinguish among red, green and amber lights.
The knowledge test consists of 50 questions, plus a survey question about organ donation
. Minimum requirements: 80 percent, or 40 correct answers out of 50 questions.
For non-English-speaking applicants, MVC offers the knowledge test in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If the applicant cannot read in any language, an oral test that is conducted in English or Spanish may be arranged. If the applicant is unable to take an oral or written test in the languages provided or if he/she is hearing impaired, he/she may use an MVC-approved interpreter, according to the following guidelines.
Applicants are required to inform the examiner of any serious health problems. In certain cases, a medical review may be necessary. The examiner will discuss this with the applicant. Under federal law, commercial drivers must carry a medical examiner’s fitness statement and have it renewed every two years. For health questions regarding licensed drivers, please see Medical Review