yes that's the age you are supposed to get your permit
To get a learners permit you have to be 16 in most states but not all. In some you can get a learners permit at 14 or 15. Click the link:
You must have someone 25 years of age or older in the car if you have a learners permit.
Minimum age for a permit is 15 1/2 .
At the age of 14, kids in Alaska can get their learner's permit.
You get a learners permit at age 16 and your license after 6 months of having a permit.