What do I need to do before I can get my Colorado permit?
You need to be at least 15 years of age to earn your permit, and you must be at least 14 years and 10 months old to take drivers ed. If you meet the age requirement, you’ll need do the following:
- ● Complete an Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship (Form DR2460)
- ● Complete a Colorado DMV-approved drivers education/driver awareness permit course (that’s your I Drive Safely course!)
How long is this course?
This course is a state-mandated 30-hours long. It’s divided into 8 chapters, each of which will be wrapped up with a 10-question multiple choice quiz. There is a final exam at the end of the course. Don’t stress, though! You’ve got unlimited attempts to pass it.
Where do I go to get my Colorado learner’s permit?
You can go to any Colorado DMV office that issues permits or licenses. To find a DMV office near you, please visit the Colorado DMV website.
What do I need to bring with me when I go to get my permit?
Check out this awesome page with a detailed breakdown of what to bring for each age group!
Do I need my parent’s permission to get my learners permit?
If you’re a minor, your parents need to complete the Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship (Colorado form DR2460).
I finished my course - is there a limit to how much time I can take to get my permit before my course completion expires?
Your course completion is valid 6 months from completion. It is highly recommended you apply for your permit within 6 months of completion.
Do I need to make an appointment to get my Colorado learners permit?
You actually can’t make an appointment to get your learners permit. All applications and written testing are on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to allow yourself ample time before closing to complete the process. No written test will be given after 4:15 p.m. at those offices with 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. hours of operation.
Once I complete drivers ed, how long is my Colorado learners permit valid?
Can I start my Behind the Wheel training before I get my permit?
How much Behind the Wheel training do I need to get my license?
If you’re under 16 ½, you must complete behind the wheel training. If you fall into this category, you’ll need to complete 6 hours of training at a driving school. Check out a list of approved driving schools here.
What if there is no approved driving school near me?
If you live more than 30 miles from a full-time certified driving school, an additional 12 hours of drive time may be substituted for the behind-the-wheel training. Bring a map quest printout to the driver’s license office showing how far you live from the nearest school within your zip code.
The 12 additional hours must be submitted on the drive time log that is signed by your parent, guardian, or other responsible adult who signed the Affidavit of Liability. Check out this document for a list of all zip codes that are within 30 miles of a driving school.