Colorado DMV Practice Tests

Study the Colorado driver's handbook to learn the rules, but take practice tests to pass the exam. Practice tests like the Colorado driver's license renewal test and the Colorado teen permit practice test really show you what you've learned.

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Your Colorado DMV Handbooks

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Colorado Driver’s License Resources

Whether you’re getting ready to take your learner’s permit written test for the first time, studying to get a motorcycle endorsement so you can ride your new bike, or preparing for your CDL exam to drive a commercial vehicle, we’ve gathered a wealth of resources and knowledge to help you obtain your driving credentials.

All Drivers

If you’re renewing a license that has been expired for longer than a year, or if you’re applying for reinstatement after a suspension, you may have to retake the written exam in order to obtain your license.

Free Practice Tests

Driver's License practice tests
Learner's Permit practice tests
Motorcycle Endorsement practice tests
CDL practice tests
Road Signs and Signals practice tests

Resources for all drivers

Read the official Colorado driver’s manual
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license renewal test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Read our driving safety articles

Colorado DMV quick links for all drivers

Colorado DMV home page
Renewal information
Online renewal
Colorado DMV locations and hours
License fees
Identification requirements

New & Teen Drivers

In Colorado, to obtain a Minor’s Permit, you must: be at least 15 years of age; successfully complete a 30-hour driver education course; and pass a written test. If you are 16 years of age or older, you must pass a written test to obtain a permit. To obtain a Minor License, you must be at least 16 years of age; have held a valid permit for at least 12 months; have completed drive time log sheets with 50 hours of driving time (at least 10 at night); have completed behind-the-wheel training with a driver education instructor; and pass a drive test. If you are 16 years of age or older, you are exempt from behind-the-wheel training with an instructor. If you are 18 years of age or older, you must pass a drive test to obtain a license.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Colorado driver’s manual
Take one of our free learner’s permit practice tests
Check out our new & teen driver frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a learner’s permit test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Colorado DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Adult License information
Adult Permit information
Minor License information
Minor Permit information
Parent's Supervised Driving Program information
Third party driver education schools
License FAQ

New-to-State Drivers

New Colorado residents have 30 days after establishing residency in the state to transfer an out-of-state license for a Colorado Driver License. If your out-of-state license is expired, you may be required to take a knowledge exam and/or a road skills test.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Colorado driver’s manual
Take one of our free driver’s license practice tests
Check out our new-to-state frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a new-to-state driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Colorado DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New to Colorado (out-of-state transfer)
New to Colorado from another country

Motorcycles

In Colorado, to obtain a Motorcycle Endorsement you must: possess a valid Colorado Driver License; pass a knowledge test and receive a Motorcycle Instruction Permit; and pass a motorcycle drive skills test. Alternatively, you can waive all testing requirements if you successfully complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Colorado motorcycle manual
Take one of our free motorcycle license practice tests
Check out our motorcycle license frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a motorcycle license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
New-to-state motorcycle insurance

Colorado DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle Endorsement information
Third Party motorcycle testers

CDL

In Colorado, to obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) you must: be at least 18 years of age; have a valid Colorado Driver’s License; and pass a general knowledge test. To obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) you must: hold a CLP and pass the CDL road skills test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Colorado CDL manual
Take one of our free CDL practice tests
Buy a CDL test paid cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy CDL insurance

Colorado DMV quick links for CDL

CDL information
Third party CDL testers
CDL FAQ

Colorado DMV Driving Test Info

Who has to take the written test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass the written test. Teens can take the test if they are at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 12 months. If they're under 18 years of age, they will also need parental consent.

Do I have to Take the written test to Renewing my Drivers License?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license unless it has been expired for more than 2 years.

If you're new to state are you required to take the written test?

If you hold a valid driver's license from another state then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver's examination. If you are younger than 18, a parent or guardian must sign an Affidavit of Liability before you can get a Colorado license.

Who has to take the on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. Additionally, you must also re-pass both tests if your license has been expired for over 1 year and you want to renew it.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 1 day.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Colorado DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 16 years old and have a valid Colorado driver's license. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have parental consent and hold a motorcycle permit for at least 12 months before you can take the test.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

Colorado DMV Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot drive on highways, drive during hours of darkness, or carry any passengers.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle riding test?

Yes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle endorsement. However, if you take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) training course and present a certificate of successful completion then you will be able to waive both the written and driving tests.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

No.

What is Colorado Helmet Law?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 18 is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.


Colorado Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters who are under the age of 16 are required to have a Boat Operator Card and must complete a state-approved boating safety course which is administered through the Colorado Department of Natural Resources State Parks division in order to receive one. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by either Boat-Ed.com or BoaterExam.com.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters who are at least 14 but under16 are required to first complete a state-approved boating safety course in order to operate a boat or other watercraft on Colorado waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

When you take a Boating Safety class with an instructor, the exam you take will have approximately 34 questions. You can also take an online exam that consists of 60 questions.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly in order to pass. (24 out of 34, or 42 out of 60)