The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has the following requirements for obtaining a learner’s permit:
• You must be at least 16 years old.
• You must be able to pass a written exam and vision test.
• Your parent, legal guardian, social worker or a boarding school headmaster must sign the application.
• You must pay a fee of $30 to take the written test.
Permits are valid for a period of two years and you must carry the permit with you at all times when driving.