This Step: Take Driver Training
Take Driver Training in Colorado
A) Enroll in Driver Training
If you hold a Driver's Education Permit (teens age 15 years to 15 ½), you must complete behind-the-wheel driver training before applying for you Colorado drivers license. Your options include:
- Six hours of driver training with a driving instructor from an approved school
- 12 hours of driver training with your parent, guardian or alternate permit supervisor*
*This option only applies to those who live more than 30 miles away from an approved school that offers at least 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training per week.
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B) Get On the Road
Minors must also clock an additional 50 hours of driving practice (including 10 hours driven at night). Keep these hours documented on a Driver Time Log Sheet.
Your 50-hour total can include the six-hour behind-the-wheel training with your driver’s education teacher. If you opted for the 12-hour training with your parent, guardian or alternate permit supervisor, those 12 hours get counted in addition to the 50-hour requirement. Therefore, you must clock a total of 62 hours.
Any time you get behind the wheel you must:
- Be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a driver authorized by your parent/guardian to ride along with you
- Enter the date, total drive time, amount of night driving (if any) on your log sheet as well as have the accompanying adult* add their initials
*Note that the verifier who initials your log sheet must be the same person who signed your Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship (form DL2460) or a Driver Education Instructor.
C) Get Certification of Completion
Once you finish all practice hours, make sure your log sheet is also complete and ready for submission for the day you apply for a drivers license.