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Colorado Drivers Ed

A Comprehensive Course in a Fun, Convenient Package

  • Approved by the Colorado DMV
  • Fully online – study however you want
  • Interact with animations and slideshows
  • Work around your own schedule

Frequently Asked Questions about Online Drivers Ed in Colorado

Course Information

Colorado Learners Permit and Drivers License Information

Course Information

  1. How do I get a Colorado learners 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) and complete a Colorado DMV-approved drivers education/driver awareness permit course, such as I Drive Safely’s online Colorado drivers ed course.

  1. How does I Drive Safely’s online drivers ed course work?

Our Colorado online teen drivers ed program is a state-mandated 30 hours long. The information in our course is separated into 8 chapters, each covering a specific topic regarding driving in Colorado. Once you complete each chapter, you’ll be given a 10-question multiple-choice quiz. You’ll need to pass each chapter quiz with a score of 80% or greater; if you don’t get this score after two attempts you’ll need to review the chapter before moving on. At the end of the course, you’ll be given a 50-question final exam. If you pass the final with a score of 80% or greater, you’ll complete the course. You will have unlimited attempts to retake the final should you not achieve a score of 80%, but after the second attempt, you’ll be required to review the entire course (at no additional charge) before any additional attempts.

  1. Does your Colorado online drivers ed course satisfy Colorado DMV requirements?

Yes. Our 30-hour course is DMV-approved and meets all the requirements needed to obtain your Colorado driver awareness permit.

  1. How do I pay for the course?

There are a few ways you can make your payment online: by using a credit card, bank debit card with a Visa/MasterCard/Amex/Discover logo or Paypal. You can also contact our customer support representatives  to make your payment over the phone. 

You will receive a full refund if prior to attempting the final exam you cancel the enrollment contract within 30 business days of registering including Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Refunds are issued within 30 days of the effective date of termination. If you have not successfully completed the course within 270 days, your registration will be cancelled automatically and you will not be eligible for a refund.

  1. What if I don’t pass the Colorado online drivers ed final exam?

Not to worry. You’re allowed unlimited retakes on the final exam for free – you can take the final until you pass it! Be advised, though, that if you need more than two retakes to pass, you’ll have to go back and review the entire course before any further retakes are attempted. There is no additional charge for this review.

Colorado Learners Permit and Drivers License Information

  1. Where do I need to go to get my Colorado learners 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.

  1. Do I need my parents’ 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).

  1. 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.

  1. Once I complete drivers ed, how long is my Colorado learners permit valid?

Your learners permit will expire 3 years from the date of issue.

  1. What do I need to do to get my Colorado drivers license?

To apply for a drivers license, you must:

  • Have a learners permit for at least 12 months
  • Take a behind the wheel course (only required if you are younger than 16 years and 6 months old)
  • Drive the required 50 hours (10 at night)
  • Pass the DMV road test
  1. Do I need to make an appointment to take my road test for my Colorado drivers license?

Yes; Colorado driving tests are not given without an appointment at your local DMV. For more information, click here or call 1 (303) 205-5613 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

  1. What will I need to bring with me to the DMV to get my drivers license?

To get your Colorado drivers license you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Submit identification establishing age, identity, and lawful presence in the United States such as:

(Photocopies or notarized copies are not accepted)

  • Certified state or county birth certificate.
  • United States certificate of birth abroad.
  • Previous license or identification card expired less than 1 year.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid military identification card.
  • Resident alien identification card.
  • Naturalization certificate.
  • Valid foreign passport with immigration Visa/I-94. (no border crossing cards or a visa status of B1, B2, W/T, W/B, C/P or N/C.)


  1. Provide your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you state that you do not have an SSN, you must provide documentation from the Social Security Administration supporting your statement.
  1. Supply a Colorado residence address.
  2. Pass all required examinations: (physical, vision, written, driving test).
  3. Present a completed and signed drive time log.
  4. Submit your 6-hour behind the wheel training certificate (if required).
  1. I have more questions – who can I talk to?

We’re always here to help! We have a dedicated customer support team that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at (800) 990-2814 and we’ll answer your questions promptly. You can email us as well!

Colorado Drivers Ed