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After gaining experience with a learner’s permit, teen drivers can progress to the next phase of applying for a provisional or intermediate driver’s license. This is the next step towards becoming a more experienced driver.

Age and experience requirements

The specific age and experience requirements for obtaining a provisional or intermediate license vary by location. Generally, teens need to be around 16 to 18 years old, and they usually need to have held a learner’s permit for a certain period, often around six months to a year. During this time, they should have accumulated a set number of supervised driving hours.

Safe driving record

A clean driving record during the learner’s permit phase is essential for moving to the next level. This means adhering to the learner’s permit restrictions, avoiding accidents, and practicing safe driving habits.

Written and road tests

To obtain a provisional or intermediate license, teens must pass both a written knowledge test and a road test. These tests evaluate their understanding of traffic rules, signs and their ability to handle real-world driving situations.


Transitioning to a provisional or intermediate license marks another step in becoming a responsible and capable driver. Be sure to check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or equivalent authority to learn about your area’s specific requirements and steps.