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Practice Tests for New Colorado Drivers

To prepare for the written drivers exam, first read the Colorado Driver Handbook.
Focus your attention – especially – on the chapters discussing road rules, traffic signs and signals. To avoid reading the whole handbook, you are advised to use our Study Guide, because it is composed of the most important pieces of information on road rules and traffic laws.

Did You Know? The Colorado DMV reports that 45% of test takers pass the DMV drivers exam on their first try.

In order to pass the exam on the first time, simply follow the study tactics mentioned below.

How to Pass the Colorado Written Driver’s Test

The most important part of studying is designing a proper regimen. recommends the following:

  1. Begin by reading the Colorado Driver Handbook in its entirety.
  2. Then, cement the learning material by using our hand-crafted driving test Study Guide.
  3. Once you learn the study guide’s material, test your driving knowledge by using our DMV driving practice exam.

Take the Sample Practice Test online now to view a similar exam layout of the official DMV written drivers test. Taking the Practice Drivers Test and checking your knowledge on Colorado road rules and traffic laws will prepare you for the exam day.

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Road Rules to Study

The Colorado Driver Handbook can be a lengthy read, which is why our study guide presents concise, comprehensive material for your convenience. The Study Guide features:

  • Traffic controls
  • Right of way
  • Speed
  • Turning
  • Parking

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

In order to maximize your passing rate on the DMV written drivers exam, you need to take precautionary measures before commencing with the preparation process. You must be aware of the fact that you will need to learn the traffic laws and road rules from the Colorado Driver Handbook. Continue studying with the Study Guide and Practice Test test-preparation tools.

The Study Guide covers all the important information from the driver’s manual. Moreover, you also have unlimited access to the Practice Driving Test. You are encouraged to learn the Study Guide first and then take our Driver Practice Test in order to see which subjects require your additional preparation before taking the official DMV written drivers test.

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Knowing When to Take the Colorado Driving Test

Your goal should be set to scoring 90% or more on the DMV Practice Test. Once you reach a top score or comparable, you are prepared to take the official written knowledge test. However, if you cannot score 90 percent on the driver practice test, continue studying until you are ready for the official DMV written drivers exam.

Test Day Tips

As you begin to feel confident in your driving knowledge, the time will come to schedule your written driving test with the CO DMV. As you do so, consider the following:

  1. To take the official Colorado written driving exam, you must be at least 15 years old.
  2. The Colorado written drivers test consists of 25 questions. You must get at least 20 questions (80%) correct for a passing score.
  3. The cost to get a driver’s license in Colorado is $25 ($16.80 for instruction permit). The fee for the written drivers test is included in this price.
  4. You must go to a CO DMV office to submit a learner’s permit application and take the written drivers test in person.
  5. Drivers may have the opportunity to take the Colorado written drivers license exam two times during your appointment. If you fail to pass the exam the second time during the same appointment, you will be required to schedule another appointment.

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DMV Checklist

To apply for a driver’s license, you are required to take a written drivers license test. See which documents you need to show and gather them together before heading to a CO DMV office. New drivers need to proof of full legal name, identity, age and lawful presence in the US:

  • Stand-alone documents:
    • CO license
    • ID card
    • US passport
    • Out of State DL/ID
    • Foreign passport w/ photo, US Visa, I-94
    • Valid Military ID/Common Access Card
    • Certificate of Naturalization w/ photo less than 20 yrs old
    • Certificate of Citizenship w/ photo less than 20 yrs old
    • Valid I-551 verified by SAVE
    • Valid EAD/Temporary Resident verified by SAVE
    • Refugee/Asylee I-94 w/photo less than 20 yrs old verified by SAVE

If you want to submit separate proofs of each element, you can choose from the following list:

  • Proof of name, age and identity:
    • CO license
    • CO ID card
    • Out of State DL/ID
    • BIA ID Card w/ photo less than 20 yrs old
    • Military ID/CAC
    • VA Card w/ photo
    • Parent/Guardian affidavit if under 21
    • US school record less than 12 months old
    • Colorado Dept. of Corrections or Federal Bureau of Prisons ID card
  • Proof of lawful presence:
    • Social Security card
    • U.S. Birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • Cert. of Citizenship
    • U.S. Adoption Order w/ birth information
    • Asylee/refugee I-94, no photo verified by SAVE
  • Proof of Social Security number:
    • Social Security Account number card
    • W-2 form
    • SSA-1099 form or non-SSA-1099 form
    • Pay stub
  • Proof of Colorado address:
    • Computer Generated Bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.)
    • Bank Statement
    • Pre-Printed Pay Stub
    • First-Class Mail
    • Insurance Policy
    • Mortgage, Lease, or Rental Contract
    • Transcript or Report Card from an Accredited School
    • Motor Vehicle Registration
    • DD214

Test Languages

The Colorado written driving test is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

The Colorado DMV now offers driver’s licenses to both documented and undocumented immigrants living in the state. Non-US citizens are required to provide documents proving their identity and residency in order to get a learner’s permit or a driver’s license. Accepted documents are listed below:

  • Passport:
    • Original I-20 showing your entry to the U.S. If you lost your original I-20 you should apply for a replacement I-20 and the new I-20 will be reprinted with a notation of “Replace Lost I-20”. The DMV may collect copies of all your documents and send for review to DHS.
    • I-94 print out
  • Two documents as proof of residency:
    • Lease agreement with address, name and signature of the landlord
    • Utility bill
    • Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university dated within 12 months prior to application
    • Renter’s insurance policy

After the Written Test

Once you successfully pass the Colorado written drivers exam, the next step for you is to pass a road test. Note that if you fail the road test on your first try, you can take the road test again. However, encourages future drivers to practice actual driving behind the wheel before scheduling your Colorado DMV road skills test appointment.

Additionally, you will need to pass a vision test with a visual acuity of 20/40 with or without glasses.

Keep in mind, in order to be issued a Colorado driver’s license, you need to complete a behind-the-wheel (BTW) training. This BTW training can be conducted in two ways: You can either drive six hours under the supervision of an instructor from a department-approved schools, or you may drive 12 hours with a parent, guardian or alternate permit supervisor.

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