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

Sometimes, the hard part in getting your Colorado driver’s license is getting ready for the written exam and studying for that test. What’s going to be on the test? How can I prepare besides reading certain materials? Here are the Colorado driver’s license resources that we have to offer, which cover everything from the permit test to practicing your road signs.

Teen Permit Test

Anyone who wants to learn how to drive needs to get their permit first and the only way to do that is through the Colorado permit test. It’s teenagers who are typically taking this test, but this practice test is for anyone learning to drive for the first time.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If your Colorado driver’s license has been expired for over two years, then you will need to take the Colorado driver’s license renewal test. This practice test is helpful for preparation and will ensure that you can pass the test in as few attempts as possible.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Colorado, and do not have a valid driver’s license, then you do need to take the Colorado new to state driver’s license test. This practice test is for those who have just established residency, but for whatever reason, do not have a valid driver’s license from another state.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

The Colorado driving manual is a must-have anyone trying to get their Colorado driver’s license. The handbook has everything you need to know and should be read through at least once. Click the link to download the latest version of the handbook.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs may seem like the easiest part of getting a license, but it’s also a crucial part in the on-road exam and when renewing your license. If you need to practice or to refresh your memory, then the Colorado road signs practice test is perfect for that.

Colorado Driver’s License Blog Posts

We also have our daily driver blog that publishes posts about preparing for the test, safe driving, and current driving laws. Below are a few links we recommend reading so that you are not only prepared to take the driver’s license test, but also prepared to drive with your license in the state:

10 Tips for Your Behind-the-Wheel DMV Driving Test

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

Are You Ready to Go to the DMV and Take the Written Driving Test?

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)