To get a learners license you must:
Have a minimum age of 15, 6 months1
Before getting a license or restricted license you must:
Have a mandatory holding period of 6 months1
Have a minimum supervised driving time of 30 hours, 10 of which must be at night1
Have a minimum age of 162
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage:
Nighttime restrictions midnight-5 a.m.
Passenger restrictions (family members excepted unless otherwise noted) no more than 1 passenger
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted:
Nighttime restrictions 16, 9 months
Passenger restrictions 16, 9 months

1In Wisconsin, enrollment in driver education is required for permit applicants younger than 18. During the learner’s stage, permit holders may carry three passengers if supervised by a driving instructor in a dual-control vehicle. Permit holders 16 and older may carry one passenger 25 or older who has been licensed at least two years.

2In Wisconsin driver education is required for license applicants younger than 18.