Ph: (732) 363-0410   Fax: (732) 942-8653

Drive with confidence

We are proud to offer quality yet affordable instruction for both Ocean and Monmouth county, New Jersey. This includes Asbury Park, Barnegat, Bayville, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Belmar, Berkeley, Brick, Brielle, Cream Ridge, Deal, Dover, Eatontown, Elberon, Farmigdale, Forked River, Freehold, Howell, Island Heights, Jackson, Lacey, Lanoka Harbor, Lakewood, Lakehurst, Long Branch, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manasquan, Manchester, Marlboro, Millstone, Neptune, Ocean Township, Perrineville, Plumsted, Point Pleasant, Ramtown, Seaside, Seaside Heights, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Toms River, Wall, Waretown, West Long Branch, Whiting. Our instructors are patient, friendly, reliable, and are licensed by the State of NJ.


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Skillful Driving School
135 Country Club Drive Lakewood, NJ 08701 US
Phone: (732) 363-0410
Fax: (732) 942-8653


16 Year Old Program

As with any driver, before being able to drive, a 16 year old must first obtain a learners permit issued by the New Jersey DMV. If you need help studying for the written permit test, we have over 170 free sample questions and answers on our site. By law, the 16 year old learners permit may only be obtained through a NJ State certified driving school. This is done in one of two ways. The first way is the student will take the test in school (the test is given following the 30 hour classroom course. Not all New Jersey schools offer this program), and if they pass, they will simply go with the driving school of their choice to the DMV to get the permit (the high school is not authorized to issue the actual permit). The second method of obtaining a New Jersey permit for a 16 year old is in a situation where the student has not taken the written permit test in school(or did not pass the exam given in school). In such an instance, they would need to go take the written permit test at the New Jersey DMV (MVC), and they too may only go with a NJ state certified driving school. Our school services most residents in the area of the Eatontown, Toms river, and Freehold NJ DMV agencies. The NJ written permit test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The student must get 40 out of 50 correct in order to pass. Please see our NJ DMV (MVC) sample written permit test. When going to the DMV to obtain a permit, the student should bring the following:

skillful6 points of state approved ID such as an original birth certificate from vital statistics, or passport and social security card or at least the number itself should be brought along when obtaining the actual permit at the DMV.For a complete checklist for the 6 points of ID, please visit the NJ DMV website at If the student has passed the exam at school, "they must" bring what is called the waiver card/blue score card. This is the card issued by the high school which states that the student has passed the written test at school and therefore does not need to take the written test again by the DMV. An application card "for the actual permit" will be given to you by the driving school. PLEASE note that some high school teachers in NJ have been caught soliciting students to sign up with their driving school. It is obviously illegal as well as unethical to have a teacher solicit business for their own driving school during class. They may not solicit or hand out application cards / fliers for their own driving school. If you see such behavior in your school, please call us or the board of education to report it. Each student and their parent should be given the right to choose the driving school which is right for them without being subjected to pressure and strong arm tactics from these few corrupt teachers. Last, the student should bring $10 for the permit itself, and contacts or glasses (the NJ DMV does an eye exam) should also be brought along to the DMV. Skillful Driving School services most of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, so we use the Eatontown, Freehold and Toms River MVC agencies for all permit processing. We choose the location based on proximity to your area.


6 Hours Behind the Wheel

After obtaining the permit, the student will receive 6 hours of behind the wheel training (required by law). Ask about our special discounted rates for the 16 year old program. The driver training program is done in one of our school vehicles, all of which are equipped with a dual brake system. The 6 hours are full hours, and we do not include the trip to the DMV agency as part of the hours. Upon completion of the program, we offer a certificate of completion for the 6 hour behind the wheel program. This certificate is provided upon request and is free of charge. The certificate is actually available to anyone who has completed the 6 hours, regardless of age. Often, our certification will help lower your auto insurance rates by a significant amount.

After finishing the 16 year old program, the learners permit is brought back to the DMV to validate. We will do that for you so you do not have to wait in any lines. At that time, the DMV will assign the student a road test date. When you are ready to take your road test, we offer a road test service which provides you with transportation to the road test in the vehicle in which you had been given lessons. In addition, you may want to take advantage of our road test preparation lesson which is typically given within a few days of the actual road test. We service Miller air park (Berkeley / Toms river NJ area) as well as Eatontown road test facilities. We do offer Gift certificates for the holidays, and birthdays. Please feel free to give us a call to arrange receipt of a gift certificate for your child, grandchild or friend.

Our services are all door to door. This means that we will pick you up and drop you off at home, school, or office, provided that your location is within the perimeter of our service. Our driving school services most of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. To find out which exact areas we serve, please give us a call at (732) 363-0410. A partial list of areas which we service is: Asbury Park, Barnegat, Bayville, Beachwood, Belmar, Berkeley, Brick, Bricktown, Brielle, Dover, Eatontown, Farmingdale, Forked River, Freehold, Howell, Jackson, Lacey, Lanoka Harbor, Lakewood, Lakehurst, Long Branch, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manasquan, Manchester, Marlboro, Neptune, Ocean Township, Perrineville, Plumsted, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, Ramtown, Seaside Heights, Silverton, Toms River, Waretown, and West Long Branch.


Call Skillful today!

Skillful Driving School     Phone: 732-363-0410     Fax: 732-942-8653


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