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Can you take the written driving test online in New Jersey?

I want to apply for my learner’s permit so I can start practicing behind the wheel. Can I do the written test online instead of at the testing center?

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Tiffany Leung · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Unfortunately,
New Jersey
doesn’t allow drivers to complete a written driving test online. To get your initial
permit
, you’ll need to make an appointment with a driver testing center and complete it in person. 
Before heading to your local New Jersey DMV, you must ensure you have the right I.D. documents to purchase the examination permit.
You must prove your identity by passing the 6 Points of ID. You must also have one of the following:
  • Social Security number
  • ITIN
  • Affidavit
Residents must also provide proof of their New Jersey address.
Once you have your permit, you can book your knowledge and vision test. To ensure you pass the rest, it’s recommended to study the NJ driver's manual. This covers safe driving practices and laws governing driver licenses—and it’s the key to passing the knowledge test! 
If you fail the official test, you can retake it after seven days. If you pass, your permit will be validated, and you can start practicing!
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