North Carolina

To get a learners license you must:
Have a minimum age of 151,2
Before getting a license or restricted license you must:
Have a mandatory holding period of 12 months2
Have a minimum supervised driving time of 60 hours, 10 of which must be at night, learner phase; 12 hours, 6 of which must be at night, intermediate phase
Have a minimum age of 163,4
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage:
Nighttime restrictions 9 p.m.-5 a.m.
Passenger restrictions (family members excepted unless otherwise noted) no more than 1 passenger younger than 21; if a family member younger than 21 is already a passenger then no other passengers younger than 21 who are not family members
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted:
Nighttime restrictions 16, 6 months
Passenger restrictions 16, 6 months

1In North Carolina, driver education is required for permit applicants younger than 18.

2In North Carolina, learner’s permit holders may not drive between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the first six months.

3In North Carolina, driver education is required for license applicants younger than 18.

4In North Carolina, a person who is at least 16 but younger than 18 must complete a minimum of 12 additional hours (six of which must be at night) of supervised driving to obtain a full provisional license.