NJ MVC hosts another offsite session for a written knowledge test



The State Motor Vehicle Commission will offer 165 appointments for written “knowledge” tests Saturday in South Jersey at Rowan College in Burlington County.

As of Monday, appointments were open for booking on MVC’s website at NJMVC.gov via the appointment planner for the tests, which would be administered on the Mount Laurel Community College campus.

Appointments were visible after scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Passing a knowledge test is one of the many mandatory steps in the state’s graduate driver’s license program, but amid the pandemic, it has been difficult to obtain.

Parents and teens have reported to New Jersey 101.5 that they need to make an early morning appointment.

In an effort to make more appointments available, the MVC also offered knowledge tests at Passaic County Community College in September as part of a pilot program to open appointments.

Lack of preparation for the test

The first such special session was considered a success, but despite all the pent-up demand and difficulties in securing appointments, there was a 30% no-show rate among the 150 people who signed up. and nearly half who passed the test failed, according to MVC spokesperson William Connolly.

“We want to point out that people who come for the knowledge test – if you cannot make your appointment, please cancel it using the advice you receive from us so that you can open this appointment for other people who can help with the request, ”Connolly told New Jersey 101.5.

“And, before you come to your appointment, be sure to study the New Jersey Driver’s Handbook. We want candidates to pass their tests so they can take the next step of getting a job. ‘a driver’s license, “he continued.

Connolly said failure on the test keeps the pressure on appointments to retake the test.

People using multiple email addresses to book multiple appointments have also been a factor in continued strong demand, he said.

“We are currently working on a software solution to prevent this from happening, but we believe this is part of what is happening here,” Connolly said.

Studying is the key to testing success

Connolly said there was no particular area that tripped applicants up, but rather a lack of preparation.

“The test is to measure your overall knowledge of driver’s license rules and processes. Please study the manual before showing up for the test,” Connolly said.

The program helps reduce the backlog of appointments and builds the capacity of the VMC. Appointments are added in different categories where possible for permits and knowledge tests and staffing has been increased.

“We will be looking for additional partners with computers and space to accommodate at least 50 people and hope to be able to announce these details soon,” Connolly said.

Connolly said clients should not come to Rowan College in Burlington County unless they make an appointment on NJMVC.gov.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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