Frequently asked Questions

Common Questions, Clear Answers

Need quick answers? check our FAQs for common questions or contact us for more information.

Are lessons given individually or in groups?

Lessons are given strictly on a one-on-one basis. We don’t think you’re looking for friends while gripping a steering wheel with blue knuckles.

What is the process of obtaining a New Jersey permit for 16 year olds?

In an effort to keep this simple, we’ve written a step-by-step guide to the boring legal process. Check it out HERE

Do you provide vehicles to use for the road test?

Sure! Check out our Road test options HERE

If I cannot make it to my scheduled road test, what should I do?

Not a big deal. Just log in to the MVC HERE and reschedule. Just keep in mind you may need to wait a while for the next available appointment. If you’re coming with us to the test, we’ll take care of the appointment for you at no extra charge.

What is the process of obtaining a New Jersey permit for someone who is 17 years old or older?

In an effort to keep this simple, we’ve written a step-by-step guide to the boring legal process. Check it out HERE

Are your instructors certified?

Of course!  Our instructors are certified by New Jersey at MVC, fingerprinted, background checked, and provided with 40 hours of  in-car training. Our vehicles are equipped with dash cams and GPS trackers to ensure the safety of all of our students.

How Many Lessons Do I Need?

If you’re 16, legally you’re required to take 6 hours of lessons. If you’re 17 or older you’re not required to take any lessons. As far as how many hours it takes to be test ready, that is very subjective to each individual. On average, 6 to 10 hours will make you a safe driver who’s ready for the road test.

What do I need to bring along with me on the day of the road test?

You’ll need ONE of the following primary documents


Original Birth Certificate with a raised seal

Non-Driver Id from NJ DMV

Glasses or contacts if worn

Of course, a permit is required as well.

Good luck!

What townships do you serve?

We service Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Following is a partial list of places we service: Asbury, Bayville, Beachwood, Belmar, Berkeley, Brick, Brielle, Deal, Dover, Eatontown, Elberon, Farmingdale, Forked River, Freehold, Howell, Jackson, Lacey, Lanoka Harbor, Lakewood, Lakehurst, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Manchester, Marlboro, Millstone, Neptune, New Egypt, Perrineville, Plumsted, Point Pleasant, Ramtown, Seaside heights, South Toms River, Toms River, Tuckerton, Wall, West Long Branch. For a complete list, you may contact us . Call or text @ (732) 363-0410.

Take a look at our coverage map HERE

Do I need to come to your location for the lesson or do you come to me?

We understand that till you get your license, getting around can be a pain. We’ll come to you for no extra charge.

What is the best way to reach the MVC?

You can contact the NJ State Department of Motor Vehicles at 609-292-6500 or visit them on the web at http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/

How would I obtain a duplicate Permit as I have lost or damaged mine and it’s no longer legible?

This process varies by Dmv Agency And also will depend on the student’s age. Get in touch with us and we will guide you further.

Can I drive with a stamped permit after I pass the road test?

Unfortunately, even with a stamped permit, you still need to wait until you receive the temporary license before you can use the license. A Temporary license will be given to the student When they go to the DMV and an actual license will be mailed to you. You may drive with this temporary license paper.

After passing a road test, what identification is needed in order to pick up a license?

Here’s a list of what you’ll need to pick up the license

1. 6 Points of ID
U.S.Passport(4 pts)
Original Birth Certificate with a RAISED SEAL (4 pts)
Non Driver Id from NJ DMV (4 pts)
(two together-5 pts)
Original Social Security Card (1 pt)
ATM card (1 pt)
Health Insurance Card (1 pt)

2. Proof of address, for example.
Bank Statement
Non Driver Id from NJ DMV
Utility bill

3. ORIGINAL Social Security Card

No appointment is needed for this step, but it is recommended to come early in the morning to the DMV agencies. They open at 8 AM. As the day goes on if it does get backed up, they will send the student home to return another day.

How do I obtain a six hour certificate For behind the wheel training for insurance purposes?

Please text us an email address with the Students’ legal name and we will be happy to forward it over to you.

Am I allowed to practice at home before I complete the six hours with a driving school as a 16 year old?

Unfortunately, you need to wait until you complete the six hours of training with the driving school.

What are the restrictions of a permit?

Curfew is from 11 PM until 5 AM, the student must drive with somebody who is 21 or older and has had a New Jersey license for 3 or more years. Only one other passenger is allowed in the car unless there’s a parent with the student as the supervising guardian and in that case, one can have as many passengers as they would like. Red decal stickers are also required for the vehicle license plates. A student that is 21 will not need the red decal stickers. No cell phones are allowed and seatbelts are required for all ages. The Same restrictions will apply for those that have the probationary license which is the first year license, except for a 21-year-old where only the rules of seatbelt and no cell phones will apply.

What are the advantages of having a driving school drive me to my road test?

What are the advantages of going to a driving school for a road test? Aside from the fact that Skillful driving has a great reputation at all of the Road test locations for bringing well-prepared students, a specific car is also required for a road test which we will be able to provide for you with all of the requirements. A road test service also provides the convenience of door-to-door service and transportation to road test locations that can be 30 or more minutes away, saving parents time away from their other responsibilities.

Does skillful Driving School bring me to the MVC office to process my license once I pass the road test?

Please note that once you pass your test, you’ll need to make arrangements to get to the MVC for the paperwork to get the actual license to drive. This portion is not included in the road test service.

How do I upgrade a probationary license to a full license?

You can upgrade from the DMV website www.njmvc.gov – option called “upgrade probationary”.

How long is a permit good for and how much time do I have to process the paperwork once I pass the road test?

The written test of the permit is good for two years and the road test is good for one year but please keep in mind that until you switch it over it is considered the status of a permit and your probationary year will not start until you switch it over as well as you will still have restrictions of a permit and cannot drive on your own.

What is your cancelation policy?

For lessons, we require a minimum of 2 business days’ notice for cancellations. For road tests, we require a minimum of 1 week’s notice for cancellations. Failure to cancel within the specified timeframes will result in a full charge.