Each state regulates requirements for state driver's licensing. Those under 18 years of age are typically required to complete a driver's education course and satisfy behind-the-wheel practice hours in their state before taking a driving test, according to DMV.org.
Taking a driving test for adults requires passage of a driver's education examination and a driving test and does not require driving lessons beforehand, according to DMV.org.
Requirements for drivers under the age of 18 vary by state. States such as California offer referrals to driver's license classes but do not require lessons for a state driver's license application, as stated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.