30 Hour Colorado Teen Driver Education Class - Classroom

teenagers studying in a classroom
  • Interactive class. Fun teachers. Engaging content. CO permit test at end of class.
  • Two hour go-kart program included in every class to get your teen behind-the-wheel in a safe, fun environment.
  • Complete your 30 Hour Driver's Ed requirement in one week during school breaks.
  • Small class size means more engagement with teachers, peers and content.
  • Unique game teaches realities of car ownership and consequences of good and bad decisions while competing for real prizes.

30 Hour Class Only

(In the classroom)
$ 270
  • 30 Hours of Classroom Drivers Ed Instruction
  • Includes 2 Hour Go Kart Program
  • Colorado Written Permit Test (2 Attempts)

30 Hour Class Package

(In the classroom)
$ 515
  • 30 Hours of Classroom Instruction
  • Includes 2 Hour Go Kart Program
  • 6 Hours of Behind-the-Wheel training
  • Colorado Written Permit Test (2 Attempts)


At Learn to Drive Colorado, our state-certified, 30-Hour classroom course is unlike anything else out there. Our class sizes are small, only twelve students, so your teen doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. As well, our class covers everything required by the state plus the entire Colorado Driver Handbook. Not much sitting around and daydreaming goes on here. Every student starts the course with their own LTD car and LTD Bank Account. (Okay, the car and money aren’t real. We wish they were.) Through a unique game that occurs during the class, students learn about the realities of car ownership and the consequences of good and bad decisions. Depending on the choices they make, how they participate in class and a little bit of luck, the students can win real-life prizes (like a gift certificate to Subway). Our students really learn the Denver Driving School material because they interact with it differently. 

In addition, we’ve teamed up with Action Karting to create our Go-Kart program where students actually practice the important skills discussed in class. This two-hour program is key to integrating many important, Colorado defensive driving skills talked about in the class and it provides hands-on learning. Plus, it’s just plain fun! (Instead of talking about driving, we’re actually doing it.) In addition, it’s a great break in the middle of an intensive week of study and learning. For some students, this will be their first time driving a motorized vehicle. We like that it’s done in a controlled, safe environment.

At the end of the class, your teen will be issued a 30 Hour Certificate of Completion. The DMV will need this certificate when your teen applies for their learner’s permit. As well, if your teen is, at least, 14 years old and 11 months old, they will be eligible to take the Colorado Written Permit Test. If they pass, they’ll be issued a Certificate of Completion for the Colorado Written Knowledge Test ( Permit Test). These state certificates are part of the documents they’ll need when they go into the DMV to get their Denver, Colorado driver’s permit issued once they are 15 years old. (For students who aren’t yet the required age, we will give them a practice permit test at the end of class. Once they’re ready to take the test and since that’s included in the class, they can come back to either of our locations Monday through Friday and we’ll proctor the permit test in our quiet classroom.) 

Our Denver driving classes are usually scheduled for five days–six hours each day–during school holidays to allow students with busy schedules to fulfill this requirement quickly. We also find that it’s easier to take the class this way given busy school, homework and sports activities. The class usually runs from 10 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. On the day of the Go Kart program, we meet one hour earlier at the track. (Please check our Thanksgiving and Christmas Break schedule as the days may be different during those holidays.) Early registration is suggested as our classes fill quickly. 


If your teen is starting the Graduated Driver’s License process between 14-1/2 and 15-1/2 years old, the DMV requires proof that your teen has completed thirty hours of Driver’s Ed either online or in the classroom. (We have both options.) At the end of each class, our programs includes two attempts at the permit test as part of the class. If your teen is not yet 14 years old and 11 months, we will give them a practice permit test at the end of the class while the other students are taking their written knowledge test. Once they reach the required age, they’re invited to come back anytime Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM to take their Colorado Driver’s Permit Test in the quiet of our office. When they pass, they’ll be given a completion form to take to the DMV where they’ll get their Colorado Driver’s Permit issued.

Once the permit is issued, they’re required to drive for a full 365 days before taking the Colorado Drive Test for their license. They’ll also be required to keep a driving log to validate fifty hours of Behind-the-Wheel driving time (with at least ten of those hours at night). Additionally, the state requires every teen to take six hours of Colorado Behind-the-Wheel training if they apply for their license prior to turning 16-1/2 years old. (Please see our discounted packages.) Call us with any questions you may have: GOLDEN — 303-404-3880 / LAKEWOOD — 303-232-5600


If you are applying for a Colorado Instruction Permit after taking a Driver’s Education class, you will need the following:

  1. A certificate of completion of a Driver’s Education Class  —  If you are applying before the age of 15 year and 6 months, you will need a 30 Hour Class Completion Certificate. If you are applying between 15 years and 6 months and 16 years old, you will need either a 30 Hour Class Completion Certificate or a 4 Hour Driver Awareness Completion Certificate completed within the last six months. If you are over 16 years old, both of these requirements are no longer necessary.
  2. Birth Certificate or Passport
  3. Social Security Card or Number — Our understanding is that you just need to know what the number is and not that you need to show them a Social Security card.
  4. Permit Test Certificate — This is the certificate you’ll receive after you’ve successfully passed the permit test.
  5. Proof of Address — (Two documents are now required. See list below) In order to be compliance with the Real ID ACT, effective April 4, 2011, all applicants will now need one document to prove their address. A parent’s proof of address indicated on license is acceptable for a minor child. Applicant can provide one of the documents listed below which must contain their current address. 
  • Utility bill
  • Credit card statement
  • Pay stub
  • Rent receipt
  • Phone bill
  • Transcript / report card from accredited school
  • Bank Statement
  • Mortgage document
  • Tax document
  • Homeowner’s or other insurance policies
  • Vehicle Registration

· Other items with address can be reviewed by Driver’s License personne Number

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