District of Columbia

To get a learners permit you must
Have a minimum age of 161
Before getting an intermediate or restricted license you must
Have your permit for 6 months1
Complete minimum supervised driving of 40 hours in learner’s stage; 10 hours at night in intermediate stage
Have a minimum age of 16, 6 months2
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage
Nighttime restriction September–June: 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Sun.–Thur., 12:01 a.m.-6 a.m. Sat.–Sun.; July–August: 12:01 a.m.-6 a.m.2
Passenger limit (family members excepted unless otherwise noted) no passengers2
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted
Nighttime restriction 6 months or until age 21, whichever occurs first (min. age: 18)2
Passenger restriction 6 months or until age 21, whichever occurs first (min. age: 18)2

1In the District of Columbia, license applicants younger than 21 must go through the intermediate stage until they have completed it or until they turn 21. The learner's stage is mandatory for the intermediate stage. A nighttime restriction (9 p.m.-6 a.m.) applies in the learner stage.

2In the District of Columbia, drivers younger than 18 who have completed the intermediate stage must continue to comply with the nighttime driving restriction until they turn 18. In addition, these drivers may not carry more than 2 passengers younger than 21.