Is a permit or a license allowed on public highways? No. Colorado law provides that no one may operate a motor vehicle without a valid driver/ID card issued by DMV . However, in most cases, you must apply for a permit before you have a valid driver/ID card.
How do I apply for a permit? A DMV application form will be mailed to your last known address. Forms will be available at DMV offices. Some offices also accept applications by mail.
You can apply for a permit at DMV Driver & ID Services, which is located at many Colorado courthouses. However, you must present one of the application forms referenced above. (Note: The Driver & ID Services where you applied for your permit, is not necessarily your DMV office).
Once you have your Colorado permit, you can take the drive skills test at an approved driver education school. Upon successfully completing a drive skills test, you may apply to upgrade your permit to a license. Upgrading a permit to a license can be done online at mydmv.colorado.gov. Click on "Upgrade from a permit to a license" on the "Driver/ID Services" tab. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment.
Once you have a Colorado permit, you can take the high school driver course at an approved Colorado high school driver course program. You must pass a high school driver course with a score of 80% or higher to receive the driver's license. You can take this course at any of the following accredited high schools: d2c66b5586