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Any minor issued a driver’s education permit (the permit for minors 15 years up to 15/6 months) on or after 04/23/2007 must complete behind-the-wheel training prior to applying for their driver’s license. They may complete one of the following:
6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a driving instructor from an approved school and 12 hours with their parent, guardian, or alternate permit supervisor if there is no approved school offering and at least 20 hours of driver’s education per week within 30 miles of the permit holder’s residence.
Any minor issued a driver’s permit at 15 years and 6 months and older who has completed the 30-hour classroom portion to obtain an instruction permit must complete one of the following:
- 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a driving instructor from an approved school
- 12 hours of behind-the-wheel training with their parent, guardian, or alternate permit supervisor if there is no approved school offering at least 20 hours of driver education per week located within 30 miles of the permit holder’s residence
- Complete a 4-hour driver awareness class
Yes, Community Driving School offers 6-hour behind-the-wheel instruction as a part of our specified programs or as a separate “Behind-the-Wheel” training course. We also provide internet instruction and the 6-hour behind-the-wheel instruction, but the 6-hour behind-the-wheel instruction can be offered separately from the complete course.
Yes, due to insurance and state regulations, we must teach in one of our company-owned vehicles equipped with passenger-side brakes and mirrors for the certified instructor to ensure safety in all situations.
We cannot allow parents to ride along because of insurance regulations and company policy.
The individual must be of age 15 years – 15 years and six months. The permit is valid for three years after issuance. You must have the following:
– A completed Affidavit of Liability Guardianship (DR2460).
– A completed Affidavit of Completion of a Driver Education Classroom Course indicating you have completed and passed the classroom portion of a state-approved driver education course within six months before applying for your instruction permit. (back of the DR2460)
– The 30-hour classroom study course can be classroom or internet. The Statement of Completion form is on the reverse side of the DR2460.
Minors under age 18 must hold an instruction permit for at least twelve months and be 16 years old before they are eligible to take a driving test. They are given credit for any time they hold a permit in this or any other state if they show the permit documentation.
Any minor issued a driver’s education permit (the permit for minors 15 years up to 15/6 months) on or after 04/23/2007 must complete behind-the-wheel training before applying for their driver’s license. They may complete either 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a driving instructor from an approved school or 12 hours of behind-the-wheel training with their parent, guardian, or alternate permit supervisor if there is no approved school offering and at least 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training per week located within 30 miles of the permit holder’s residence.
Minors under 18 must also submit a written log showing at least 50 hours of driving time experience at the time they apply for their Driver’s License. Ten of those 50 hours must be at night. For complete information about the Log Sheet and restrictions for drivers under 17 years of age, see the “Driver Time Log Sheet” (DR 2324)”.
The 30-hour class is broken down into four individual days. The days are Defensive Driving, Traffic Law, Basic and Advanced Maneuvers, and Understanding Your Vehicle.
Each day stands alone, so a student can take them in ANY order they like. The days can be taken together over two weekends during the school year or over a school break (like Spring Break). They can be taken over four consecutive days. A student can even spread the class out over six months, but it must be completed within six months.
The student does NOT need to schedule the class. All the courses are being taught over Zoom, and those Zoom links are loaded onto their student profile. On the day a given class is taught (for example, Defensive Driving), the student logs in to their student profile and clicks on the Zoom link. The instructor then takes the roll and gives them credit for the class.
The In-Person course is conducted in one of our classrooms. Since it’s live, the classes are very interactive, with student questions, engagement, and conversations. Each session is a full day (8:30 am to 4:30 pm), and you need to be there for the full day to receive credit. You may take the four sessions in any order you wish, but you must complete them within six months of starting.
The Self-Paced class does not have a live teacher. A student can log into the class and work on the course for a few minutes to several hours. The student controls their schedule. Colorado state law requires completion of the course within six months of starting.