To get a learners permit you must
Have a minimum age of 15, 9 months1
Before getting an intermediate or restricted license you must
Have your permit for 9 months2
Complete minimum supervised driving of 60 hours, 10 of which must be at night3
Have a minimum age of 16, 6 months
Restrictions during intermediate or restricted license stage
Nighttime restriction midnight-5 a.m.4
Passenger limit (family members excepted unless otherwise noted) no passengers younger than 184 secondary enforcement
Minimum age at which restrictions may be lifted
Nighttime restriction until age 18 (min. age: 18)
Passenger restriction 5 months or until age 18, whichever occurs first (min. age: 16, 11 mos.)

1In Maryland, driver education is required regardless of applicant age.

2In Maryland, license applicants who are 19 years old (or 18 with a high school diploma) but younger than 25 must hold a learner's permit for three months before taking the road test. All applicants 25 and older must hold the permit for 45 days.

3In Maryland, 60 supervised driving hours are required for all applicants younger than 25. Applicants age 25 and older are requrired to drive for fourteen supervised hours.

4In Maryland, the night and passenger restrictions only apply to intermediate license holders younger than 18.