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How do I upload required documents?

You can upload your required documents by using our Colorado registration from.

Note, you must register for the Colorado Pilot Car class via our registration portal, prior to uploading your documents.

How to I order a replacement card?

You can easily order a replacement card by filling out this online form.

Replacement cards are $20

How do I test my computer equipment?

Testing Your System/Equipment:

Zoom: To learn how to test your microphone and camera in Zoom please watch this short video on YouTube


Test invite: Test Invite is a cloud (Google) based online exam software.


1. You must be able to access the internet.

2. Your system should not have any access restrictions regarding the Google Cloud. (Some companies restrict access to cloud or Google services. You may need to check with your IT department.)

3. Your browser will need to be Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

4. You can take the following demo test to check everything will work well for you:

5. The exam requires video recording, so you are required to have a working webcam on your computer. You can use this site to check if your webcam works as expected.

If you don’t have a webcam, no problem! For a small fee we can order one for you that will arrive with the rest of your course materials!

Are cards from other states accepted in Colorado?

Yes. Currently, Colorado accepts cards from Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington. See the CDOT Pilot/Escort Vehicle Information page for details.

Our Pilot Car Reciprocity Page also has more information about this topic.

Is the Colorado certification valid in other states?

Yes. The Colorado P/EVO certification is valid in several other states.

Please see our Pilot Car Reciprocity Page for further details.

What equipment do I need to operate a pilot car in Colorado?

P/E vehicles are required to have special signs, lights, and specific safety equipment. Refer to Colorado Code of Regulations, sections 502 through 506 for details.

What kind of vehicle do I need to operate as a pilot in Colorado?

Details on pilot car vehicle and equipment requirements for Colorado are listed in the Colorado Code of Regulations, sections 502 through 506.

What kind of insurance do I need in order to operate as a P/EVO in Colorado?

According to Colorado Code of Regulations 500.4, P/EVOs in Colorado must

500.4.3 Possess current certificate(s) of insurance or endorsement(s) which indicates that the operator, or the operator’s employer, has in full force and effect insurance coverage(s) for bodily injury and/or property damage as a result of the operation of the escort vehicle, the escort vehicle operator, or both causing the bodily injury and/or property damage arising out of an act or omission by the Pilot Escort Vehicle operator of the escort duties required by the Rules. Such insurance(s) or endorsement(s) shall be no less than $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit and/or $1,000,000 per occurrence of commercial liability coverage, as applicable, and must be maintained at all times during the term of the certification. The insurance certificate must indicate on the face of the document that the policy is for the operation of Pilot Escort Vehicle(s) and pilot escort duties/responsibilities as required by these Rules.

What kind of insurance do I need in order to operate as a P/EVO in Colorado?

According to Colorado Code of Regulations 500.4, P/EVOs in Colorado must

500.4.3 Possess current certificate(s) of insurance or endorsement(s) which indicates that the operator, or the operator’s employer, has in full force and effect insurance coverage(s) for bodily injury and/or property damage as a result of the operation of the escort vehicle, the escort vehicle operator, or both causing the bodily injury and/or property damage arising out of an act or omission by the Pilot Escort Vehicle operator of the escort duties required by the Rules. Such insurance(s) or endorsement(s) shall be no less than $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit and/or $1,000,000 per occurrence of commercial liability coverage, as applicable, and must be maintained at all times during the term of the certification. The insurance certificate must indicate on the face of the document that the policy is for the operation of Pilot Escort Vehicle(s) and pilot escort duties/responsibilities as required by these Rules.

What are the requirements for being a P/EVO in Colorado?

According to Colorado Code of Regulations 500.4, students must meet the following requirements in order to attend a Pilot/Escort Certification Program:

500.4.1 Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

500.4.2 Possess a valid driver’s license for the state jurisdiction in which he/she resides.

500.4.3 Possess current certificate(s) of insurance or endorsement(s) which indicates that the operator, or the operator’s employer, has in full force and effect insurance coverage(s) for bodily injury and/or property damage as a result of the operation of the escort vehicle, the escort vehicle operator, or both causing the bodily injury and/or property damage arising out of an act or omission by the Pilot Escort Vehicle operator of the escort duties required by the Rules. Such insurance(s) or endorsement(s) shall be no less than $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit and/or $1,000,000 per occurrence of commercial liability coverage, as applicable, and must be maintained at all times during the term of the certification. The insurance certificate must indicate on the face of the document that the policy is for the operation of Pilot Escort Vehicle(s) and pilot escort duties/responsibilities as required by these Rules.

In addition to the documents listed above, you must also submit an official copy of your Motor Vehicle Record and a passport photo in order to register for the Colorado P/EVO class. See our application page for details.

Are cards from other states accepted in Washington?

Yes. Currently, Washington accepts cards from Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia. See the WSDOT Pilot/Escort Vehicle Information page for details.

Is the Washington State certification valid in other states?

Yes. The Washington State P/EVO certification is valid in several other states.

See our Pilot Car Reciprocity Page for further details.

What equipment do I need to operate a pilot car in Washington State?

P/E vehicles are required to have special signs, lights, and specific safety equipment. Refer to Washington Administrative Code 468-38-100(9-10) for details.

What kind of vehicle do I need to operate as a pilot in Washington State?

According to Washington Administrative Code 468-38-100(8):

In addition to being in safe and reliable operating condition, the vehicle shall:

(a) Be either a single unit passenger car, including passenger van, or a two-axle truck, including a nonplacarded service truck;

(b) Not exceed a maximum gross vehicle weight or gross weight rating of sixteen thousand pounds;

(c) Have a body width of at least sixty inches but no greater than one hundred two inches;

(d) Not exceed the legal limits of size and weight, as defined in chapter 46.44 RCW;

(e) Be equipped with outside rear-view mirrors, located on each side of the vehicle; and

(f) Not tow a trailer while escorting.

What kind of insurance do I need in order to operate as a P/EVO in Washington?

According to Washington Administrative Code 468-38-100(16):

For hire certified pilot/escort vehicle operators are required to have insurance to conduct the duties associated to this rule:

(a) One hundred thousand dollars for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident;

(b) Three hundred thousand dollars for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident; and

(c) Fifty thousand dollars for damage to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.

Satisfactory evidence of the insurance shall be carried at all times by the operator of the pilot vehicle, which evidence shall be displayed upon request by a law enforcement officer.

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