New Jersey Tests

Welcome to the New Jersey tests page, with resources on tests and testing services in New Jersey in such areas as academic tests, professional licensing exams and driving tests.

Academic Tests

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) - New Jersey requires all students to take the NJ ASK every year in grades three through eight. Students are tested in math and language arts every year, and in science in grades four and eight.

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) - High school students in New Jersey must take the HSPA in the eleventh grade. It covers math, writing and reading. Students who fail can retest in their final year. The test includes questions that are multiple choice, open ended and short response.

Professional Tests

New Jersey Massage Therapist Exam and Licensing - Find information on how to become a licensed massage therapist in New Jersey.

New Jersey Plumbing Exams and Licensure - Find information on testing and licensing requirements to become a plumber in New Jersey.

New Jersey Electrician Tests and Licensing - The Board of Electrical Examiners requires all electricians to pass a two-part Electrical Contractors Licensing Examination to receive a license. The first part is a 50 question law and business exam and the second part has 100 trade-specific questions. The exam lasts a total of six and a half hours.

New Jersey Court Reporter Exams and Licensing - Court reporters must pass a test administered by the Board of Court Reporting to be certified. The exam is only held in Piscataway and Fairfield. Candidates must register at least three weeks in advance, and they must have completed their coursework to be eligible to sit the exam.

New Jersey Funeral Director Tests and Licensure - Funeral directors in New Jersey must pass the State Mortuary Jurisprudence Examination and a practical exam before they can be licensed. This is in addition to their national tests. The Jurisprudence test covers New Jersey state laws as regards the practice of mortuary science. The second exam tests a candidate's skills.

New Jersey Real Estate Agent Exams and Licensure - Real estate agents must pass an exam developed by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission before they can begin to work. The exam is multiple choice and is administered by a testing service. It is a closed book test and is taken on a computer.

Driver's Tests

New Jersey Driving Tests - New Jersey requires new drivers to go through a probationary period. Applicants must first pass a written test and a vision screening to receive an examination permit. After three months applicants can take a road test and get a probationary license. One year later they are granted a full license.

New Jersey Motorcycle Tests - Drivers need to pass a written exam and a vision screening to get a motorcycle permit. After hold the permit for at least 20 days they can take a road test to qualify for a full motorcycle license. The road test may be waived for candidates who take a motorcycle safety course.

New Jersey Commercial Driving Tests - Applicants for a CDL in the state of New Jersey must pass a vision screening, a knowledge test, a separate test for each endorsement and a road skills test. They must also pass a medical fitness exam. All applicants must hold a Class D non-commercial license before applying.