Colorado Provisional License: A Step-by-Step Guide

Colorado, like other states, has a graduated licensing program helping teens and new drivers earn their driving privileges. This process begins with a learner’s permit which later becomes an unrestricted license after holding the permit for 1-year.

The Colorado GDL program does not include a provisional license.

Therefore, reference our learner’s permit guide or skip to the adult licensing guide depending on your age group. You can also choose to take a driver’s education course to start this process early.

Be Prepared for Your License

You will follow the road rules and restrictions when driving with a learner’s permit. This includes no passengers under 21 unless they’re a licensed adult like a parent, guardian, or driving instructor.

Teens and new drivers will need to log their driving experience, too.

When applying for their unrestricted license, a road test is administered examining their ability to control the vehicle and adhere to road signs and rules.

Start Shopping for Auto Insurance

You will want Colorado auto insurance on the vehicle you’re testing and plan to drive. Check locally or use our guide to understand your requirements.