To get a learners permit you must
Have a minimum age of 15
Before getting an intermediate or restricted license you must
Have your permit for 12 months
Complete minimum supervised driving of 40 hours, 10 of which must be at night
Have a minimum age of 161
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage
Nighttime restriction none
Passenger limit (family members excepted unless otherwise noted) first 3 months—no passengers without exception; second 3 months—no passengers secondary enforcement
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted
Nighttime restriction none
Passenger restriction 6 months or until age 18, whichever occurs first (min. age: 16, 6 mos.)

1In Vermont, driver education is required for license applicants younger than 18.