To get a learners license you must:
Have a minimum age of 151
Before getting a license or restricted license you must:
Have a mandatory holding period of 6 months2
Have a minimum supervised driving time of 30 hours, 10 of which must be at night
Have a minimum age of 163
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage:
Nighttime restrictions midnight-5 a.m.
Passenger restrictions (family members excepted unless otherwise noted) first 6 months—no more than 1 passenger younger than 20; second 6 months—no more than 3 passengers younger than 20
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted:
Nighttime restrictions 16, 6 months
Passenger restrictions 17

1In Minnesota, permit applicants younger than 18 must be enrolled in driver education.

2In Minnesota, the permit holding period also applies to license applicants 18 and older unless they have completed driver education.

3In Minnesota, license applicants younger than 18 must have completed driver education. Provisional license holders must be crash-free to qualify for a full license.