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Getting your first Colorado driver's license is a big deal, but it doesn't have to be a big hassle. Simplify the process by following these steps.
In Colorado, getting on the road begins with getting your learner's permit. Everyone who applies for a permit in the state of Colorado will need to:
There are also additional requirements depending on your age:
After you've had your permit for at least 12 months, it's time to apply for your Colorado driver's license. To get a Colorado driver's license, applicants under 18 must:
In Colorado, you have two options when it comes to your driving test. You can either take your road skills test at the DMV or with an approved driver's education instructor. Drivers who opt to take the test with an approved instructor receive a "Drive Test Completion Form" if they pass the exam. They'll need to bring that to the DMV in order to get their Colorado driver's license.
Minor licenses are valid until 20 days after a driver turns 21. At that time, you'll need to visit the DMV to get an adult license. Before then, however, minor license holders must be very careful to follow the state's rules regarding teen drivers. Breaking them could interfere with your ability to get an adult license. These rules include:
Additional information on those rules, including a few exceptions, is available from the Colorado DMV. If you stick to them, and maintain a clean driving record as a minor, nothing will stand in your way of getting your Colorado driver's license!