REQUIREMENTS – You must be a minimum of 15 years and 9 months. Successfully passing a vision screening and a knowledge test are required to obtain a learner’s permit. It is unlawful to drive on Maryland’s roadways or to take behind-the-wheel driver education without a valid driver’s permit.
If you are under 25 years of age, you must hold the learner’s permit for a minimum of 9 months, maintain a conviction-free (not even a PBJ) driving record, and complete a standardized MVA approved driver education course (REGISTER TODAY!) and a practice skills log showing a minimum of 60 (including 10 hours at night) hours of supervised behind-the-wheel driving.
If you are at least 25 years old, have a valid learner’s permit, and have no moving violations (including PBJs), you are eligible to take the driving skills test after holding your permit for a minimum of 45 days if you have completed a MVA approved standardized driver education program (REGISTER TODAY!) and a practice skills log showing a minimum of 14 (including 3 hours at night) hours of supervised behind-the-wheel driving.
RESTRICTIONS – Learner’s permit holders must be accompanied by a qualified supervising driver (21 years or older with a license for a minimum of 3 years) seated in the passenger seat beside the new driver always. A qualified supervising driver must complete the MVA practice skills log with the learner’s permit holder showing the required hours of supervised behind-the-wheel driving.