Colorado DMV Practice Tests

 

Use the following CO (Colorado) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.

Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a DMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for Colorado.

 

CO Marathon Test

This test contains all the DMV test questions we have! Don’t say you are ready for the real test until you pass this test with flying colors!

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CO Alcohol/Drugs

Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to CO.

CO Intersection

Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.

CO Lane Change

How do you change lanes? Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.

CO Lights

Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.

CO Parking

Parking is an essential part of driving. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about parking, including how to park, where to park, and rules of parking.

CO Regulation

Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.

CO Signal

Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.

CO Signs

How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.

CO Speed

Speed limits are set to promote safe driving. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about the how fast you can drive on various roadways and in different areas of your state.

CO Symbols

Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.

CO Traffic

Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.

CO Vehicle

Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.

CO Other

Driving is not simple. Take this FREE CO permit practice test to learn all other important aspects of driving, including emergency responses and driving exceptions.

Applying for your CO License

What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Colorado?

In Colorado, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 15. There are three types of permits available in Colorado.

  • Driver Education Permit for age 15 – 15 ½
  • Driver Awareness Permit for age 15 ½ -16.
  • Minor Instruction Permit for ages 16 ½ — 21.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Colorado?

If it is your first time applying for a license in Colorado, you will need to have:

  • Documents that verify your identity.
  • Documents that prove you are a Colorado resident
  • Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship ( if under 18)
  • Affidavit of Completion of Driver Education Classroom Course (if between 15 and 15½)
  • Completion of a 4-hour driver awareness program ( if between 15 ½ and 16 years old)
How do I contact my nearest Colorado DMV office?

Driver’s licenses are issued at local Colorado DMV offices or by calling (303) 205-5600.

Getting Ready for Your CO Permit Test

On the Colorado permit test, what will I be tested on?

The permit test is comprised of written questions about Colorado state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Colorado Driver License Manual and cover a range of topics including vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs, and markers, parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability, and more. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.

What is the best way to study for the Colorado permit test?

Although the TX driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Texas permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE TX Permit Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you get a question wrong, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE TX DMV marathon test and TX DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.

Is driver’s education required in order to get an Colorado learner’s permit?

Yes. You can either:

  1. Get 20 hours of training from a state-approved driving school, plus 30 hours of parent-supervised driving
  2. Get 50 hours of training by your parent or legal guardian
  3. Get 6 hours of training from a state-approved driver’s education course, plus an additional 44 hours of parent-supervised driving.

There are online classroom options for obtaining your permit if you are at least 15 ½ .

Is there a mobile Colorado DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?

Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Test Prep app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.

How many questions are on the Colorado DMV Test?

The Colorado permit written test contains 25 multiple choice questions.

What's the passing mark for the Colorado DMV Test?

You must score 80% or above in order to pass the Colorado DMV written test.

Taking Your CO Permit Test

How do I sign up for my permit test in Colorado?

To sign up for your permit test in Colorado, simply find a local DMV office when you’re ready to apply. Find out more at http://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp.

Which DMV office should I go to take my permit test in Colorado?

It doesn’t matter which DMV office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DMV office nearest to them. To find out where the DMV offices are located at, visit the DMV offices page here.

How do I pass the Colorado permit test?

To pass your Colorado permit test, you are expected to know Colorado traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Colorado Driver License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.

There are 25 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 80% in order to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s handbook during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.

Next Steps

I failed my Colorado permit test, what should I do?

If you failed your written test, you won’t be given a permit. You will have the opportunity to take it again the next day.

I passed my Colorado permit test! Now what?

Congratulations! After you passed your written test, you will need to wait at least 12 months before taking your road test. Use this 12 months wisely to practice your driving skills. You are always encouraged to drive in various driving situations and places in order to gain good experience. During the 12 months waiting period, you are responsible for getting at least 50 hours of behind the wheel training. You can either:

  1. Get 20 hours of training from a state-approved driving school, plus 30 hours of parent-supervised driving
  2. Get 50 hours of training by your parent or legal guardian
  3. Get 6 hours of training from a state-approved driver’s education course, plus an additional 44 hours of parent-supervised driving.
When can I take my road test?

After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 12 months before you could take the road test. During this time period, you may only drive with a certified driving instructor or the person who signed your Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship. Once you have prepared yourself with 50 hours of behind the wheel training and met all of the requirements mentioned above, you may schedule your road test.

Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Colorado with a permit?

You cannot drive alone. If you are under 16, you may only drive with the person who signed your Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship. If you are older than 16, you may drive with a Colorado licensed driver 21 or older.

New to Colorado

Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Colorado from another state?

No. All you have to do is present your current license and provide proof of Colorado residence.

Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Colorado?

Yes, you can drive in Colorado with your out-of-state learner’s permit. If you are at least 16 and have had your permit for a year or more, you are eligible to take one road test for your license. If you are under 18, you will need to complete a Drive Time Log sheet.

Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Colorado?

If you have further questions regarding driving in Colorado,  you should visit the Colorado DMV website at https://www.colorado.gov/dmv.