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For Permit and Probationary drivers under 21 years of age, an exemption to the hours rule is available for

A employment or religious purposes.

For permit and probationary drivers under 21, exemptions to the hours restriction are available for employment or religious reasons, provided the driver has proof of a need to drive during the prohibited hours. For an exemption, the driver must carry a legible certification of this need from his or her employer or religious official on the official letterhead of the business, organization, or religious institution. It must be signed by the certifying official and state his or her name, title, address, and phone number. [GDL Driver Exemptions; Graduated Driver License (GDL); Chapter 1: The New Jersey Driver License System; The New Jersey Driver Manual]