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Colorado Rules and Regulations

Teens can start the 30 hours of course work through TopCops at 14 years 6 months of age.  To take the written examination, students must be within 30 days of their 15th birthday.  At TopCops we will allow your student to come back and take the written exam when they meet the criteria of 30 days before their 15th birthday. The completion certificate is only valid for 180 days, so it must be taken to the DMV within that 180 day window. We offer 12 sessions per semester to meet any teen's demanding schedule.  We understand flexibility for families!

Below is a list of the different permits available to teens.  This information can also be found on the DMV web site. 

DRIVER EDUCATION PERMIT - available to customers 15 years to 15 years, 6 months.

• Expires 3 years after issuance.

• Must present a completed Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship and a completed Affidavit of Completion of a Driver Education Classroom Course indicating the minor has completed and passed the classroom portion of a state-approved driver education course within 6 months prior to applying for the instruction permit.

• While holding this type of permit, you may only drive with your driver education instructor or the person(s) who signed the Affidavit of Liability (DR2460) until you are 15 years, 6  months. At 15 years, 6 months, you may drive only with the person(s) who signed the affidavit of Liability (DR 2460) until you are 18. This restriction is automatically lifted when you reach 18 years of age.

• While you are under 18, if the person(s) who signed the DR 2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, they may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor to supervise you while you are driving. The Alternate Permit Supervisor must hold a valid Colorado Driver's License and be 21 years of age or older. Drive time with an Alternate Permit Supervisor will count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet.  The person(s) who signed the DR 2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older, who holds a valid license, to supervise you while you are driving but that driving time does not count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet.

MINOR INSTRUCTION PERMIT - available to customers 16 years to 21 years of age.

• Expires 3 years after issuance.

• Minors under 18 must present a completed Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship (DR2460).

• While holding this type of permit, you may only drive with the person(s) who signed the Affidavit of Liability (DR 2460) until you are 18.

• While you are under 18, if the person(s) who signed the DR 2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, they may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor to supervise you while you are driving. The Alternate Permit Supervisor must hold a valid Colorado Driver's

License and be 21 years of age or older. Drive time with an Alternate Permit Supervisor will count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet. The person(s) who signed the DR 2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older, who holds a valid license, to supervise you while you are driving but that driving time does not count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet.

MINOR LICENSE - Expires 20 days after the 21st birthday.

• Minors under the age of 18 must hold an instruction permit for at least TWELVE MONTHS and be at least 16 years of age before obtaining a Driver's license.

• Minors under 16 years 6 months of age at the time they apply for their driver's license, must complete behind-the wheel (BTW) training prior to being issued the license. The BTW must be either 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with an approved driver education instructor or 12 hours of BTW training with their parent/guardian/alternate permit supervisor, if there isn't an approved driving school, offering at least 20 hours of BTW training per week, within 30 miles of the permit holder's residence. If 12 hours are completed with the parent/guardian/alternate permit supervisor, the 12 hours are in addition to the 50-hour requirement of the log sheet, for a total of 62 hours.

• Minors under 18 must present a completed and signed Drive Time Log sheet when applying for their Driver's license.

• Minors 18 and older do not have to hold an instruction permit for any required amount of time but do have to first purchase an instruction permit before taking a drive test.

• For restrictions on minors under 18 driving on the job, visit the Department of Labor at www.youthrules.dol.gov

Items to take to the DMV to get your PERMIT: If student took class and test before 2/21/17.

1.  BOST form to show you passed the written permit test

2.  Classroom Completion Form to prove 30 hours

3.  Birth certificate or Passport

4. 2 Proof of Residency (2 Forms, Non-Electronic)

5.  Cash or Check for $25.00

6.  Teen's Social Security Card (Must Have Card)

Plenty of time to wait in line!

Colorado State Drivers Rules

Items to take to the DMV to get your DRIVERS LICENSE: If student completed drives and took test befoer 2/21/17

1.  Six hour BTW completion statement (white)

2.  Permit

3. 2 Proof of Residency (2 Froms, Non-Electronic)

4.  Drive log (50 hours of logged drive time, printed and signed)

5.  Check or cash for $25.00

6.  BOST Form (white) to show you passed the Drive Test

Plenty of time to wait in line!