To get a learners permit you must
Have a minimum age of 151
Before getting an intermediate or restricted license you must
Have your permit for 6 months
Complete minimum supervised driving of 50 hours, 15 of which must be at night
Have a minimum age of 161
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage
Nighttime restriction 11 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Passenger limit (family members excepted unless otherwise noted) no more than one passenger younger than 21 between the hours of 6 pm-5 am; no passenger restriction from 5 am-6 pm
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted
Nighttime restriction until age 17 (min. age: 17)
Passenger restriction until age 17 (min. age: 17)

1In Louisiana, all driver’s license applicants must complete a driver education course. For applicants under age 18, the applicant must obtain a temporary instruction permit (TIP) from the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) and present it to their driver education provider in order to complete their course. Upon course completion, the TIP is surrendered to the OMB and exchanged for a learner’s permit at no additional cost. The knowledge test is generally administered by the driver education provider.