Colorado Department of Revenue
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Age 15 yrs, 6 months - 16 yrs


A Driver Awareness Permit is for drivers age 15 years, 6 months to 16 years. The permit is valid for 3 years.


Do you have everything you need? Check with our Online Driver's License Office.


To apply at your Driver's License Office:

  • Provide your state or county certified birth certificate or another acceptable form of identification
  • Provide your social security number
  • Pass both written and vision screening tests
  • Complete an Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship: form DR2460
  • Provide proof that you have completed an approved Driver Education Program OR 4-hour prequalification driver awareness program OR completed a 30 hour classroom study course.
    • The 30 hour classroom course can be in a classroom or on the internet. This requires completion within 6 months prior to applying for your Driver's Instruction Permit.  Click here for a list of approved instructors.


The Driver's Awareness Permit allows ONLY the signer of the DR2460 and/or the Driver Education Instructor to complete and log the 50 hours required on the driver time log sheet.

If the person(s) who signed the DR2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, they may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor. 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 may be counted toward the 50-hour total required. 


The person(s) who signed the DR2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older who holds a valid license to supervise the minor while driving, but that drive time does not count toward the 50 hour requirement.


More questions? Call 303-205-5694 to speak with our hotline.