Rehabilitation Permit Process

Per statutes C.R.S. 42-2-111, C.R.S. 42-2-112, C.R.S. 42-2-122(2.5)(A), customers may receive a three-year rehabilitation instruction permit in instances of severe head, brain, spinal or other types of injuries. The driver may apply to have an evaluation and retraining through an authorized rehabilitation program.

  1. To be referred into the rehabilitation permit process, you will need to obtain a form DR 2401 or DR 2402, from a driver license office. This form can be initiated in one of four ways:
    • Self-declaration
    • Doctor, optometrist, physician assistant or nurse practitioner
    • DMV employee
    • Law enforcement
    • Family members
  2. Once you receive the form from a driver license office, have your doctor fill it out, ensuring the rehabilitation box is selected.
  3. Enroll in an approved rehabilitation driving program of your choice.
  4. Schedule an Appointment to return to a driver license office with the following documents:
    • Completed DR2401 and/or DR 2402 form with rehabilitation box selected.
    • Notice of enrollment in an approved rehabilitation driving program from the rehabilitation facility.
    • Identification documents
  5. Pass the written test and vision test, and pay the required fee for a rehabilitation permit at state driver license office.
  6. When these steps have been completed, the driver license office will issue a driving permit with a three-year expiry date. (Note: the permit is mailed to the rehabilitation center)
  7. Complete evaluation and training with the approved rehabilitation center within three years.
    • If you are unable to complete the training within three years, you can renew your permit by providing a driver license office with a new DR2401 and an up-to-date enrollment form from an approved rehabilitation center.
    • If your permit has been expired for less than one year, you do not have to retake the written test.
  8. Pass a driving test at a third party tester. (State Driver License offices are no conducting drive tests at this time). At the time of the test, you will need to provide:
    • The prescription from the approved rehabilitation center for any restrictions or modifications required for your vehicle.
    • A letter from the approved rehabilitation center stating you have completed the evaluation.
    • If you do not pass the test, your permit will be returned to the rehabilitation center along with a note explaining that you need additional training.
    • Once additional training is completed, you may schedule another driving test with a new letter from the approved rehabilitation center stating you have completed the additional training.
  9. Once you pass the driving test:
    • If you are a minor, an instruction permit will be issued, which must be held for one year.
    • If you are over the age of 18, a driver license will be issued.