The State of Maine has a graduated licensing system for new drivers who are under 18, which include:
Learner’s Permit—Under 21 Years Old
• You must log 35 hours of practice driving with 5 hours done after dark.
• You must hold the permit for at least six months before applying to take the road test.
• You must take an exam for a new permit if your permit expires but you don’t have to wait before applying to take the road test.
Learner’s Permit—Age 21 or Over
• You can take the road test without waiting six months.
The Learner’s Permit is valid for a period of 18 months.