Washington,D.C. Driver License Requirements at-a-glance:

*Learner’s Permit: Candidate needs to be a minimum of 16 years of age
*The Candidate is required to hold the learner’s permit for at least 6 months
*Driver License: Candidate needs to be at least 16 years and 6 months of age
*Road test is mandatory
*Supervised driving: Minimum of 40 hours to qualify for a provisional license. 10 hours of supervised night-time driving to qualify for a driver’s license
*Unsupervised driving regulations: September — June: all full and provisional license holders under 18 can be on the road Monday — Thursday 6am-11pm and Friday — Sunday 6am-12 midnight. July— August: everyday 6am-12 midnight
*Only when there is a licensed driver above 21 accompanying you in the front seat, you can drive after these hours. Other exceptions are when you are commuting to and from work, going into a school-sanctioned activity, in case of a medical emergency, or a religious or athletic event.
*Passenger rules: With a provisional license, you can only carry your family members and only one passenger who is not from family, but he/she will have to be above 21 with a valid driver’s license. With a full license, you can carry two non-family passengers.

Step 1: Get a driver education certificate
Step 2: Prepare for Learner Permit Exam in a Washington DC online drivers ed school
Step 3: Head to your local driver’s license office and fill out an application
Step 4: Pass the written Learner Permit Exam
Step 5: Obtain learner permit and practice driving
Step 6: Take the Full Driver License Exam