What Are the Requirements for a New Jersey Provisional License?

A New Jersey provisional license, now referred to as a probationary license, requires the applicant to be at least 17 years of age, to own a student learner’s permit acquired through a 6-month supervised driving, to pass the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) road test, to submit the 6 point identification requirements, and to return after 1 year to apply for a basic driver license. All applicants, ages 16 and up, must complete a series of steps through the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program of the New Jersey MVC.

The GDL program was established to provide teen drivers and young adults with the fundamental skills and driving experience necessary to pass the road test and obtain a basic driver license. A driver who is below 18 cannot transfer a license or permit from another state to New Jersey.