CO Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode has 25 random questions based on the handbook and real CO DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the Colorado Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in Colorado is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
Colorado Basic Written Test
Who Must Take the Test?
You need to take the basic written test when you apply for a license or permit and have not been licensed before. Once you obtain a Colorado driver’s license or instruction permit, you only have to repeat the written test if you apply for a different class of license or add an endorsement, have had your license or permit canceled, revoked or denied, or let the license or permit expire for more than one year. Traffic tickets which result in suspension, may also require a new test.
If you are 16 years of age or older and have a valid license issued by another U.S. state, territory or possession, you will normally not be required to take the written test or the road test.
Colorado has agreements with Canada, France, Germany, and the Republic of South Korea. If you apply for a Colorado license and have a driver license from any of these countries, the testing requirements will be waived. Drivers any other country are required to successfully pass both the Colorado written knowledge exam and the road test.
Appointments are not required for the written test. Testing are on a first come, first served basis. To allow sufficient time to complete the test and any processing, no written test will normally be given after 4:15 p.m.
Road tests are by appointment only.
How Many Questions Are There?
The Colorado written knowledge test has 25 questions. You must correctly answer 20 out of the 25 questions (80% passing score).
What the Exam Questions Contain
The Colorado basic written test covers various aspects of driving knowledge and safety. Questions are based on the contents of the driver handbook including road signs, driving under the influence, as well as other driving rules, safety rules and legal items.