Can I practice driving without an Instruction Permit? 

  • You cannot drive on public roads without carrying your instruction permit.

I am under 18 years old.  How can I get my Instruction permit?

  • Enroll in Teen Drivers education to get your Instruction permit, and send us your WDL# so we can send the E-waiver to the Department of Licensing. If you don't have a WDL#, please pre-apply for it through the link below.   https://secure.dol.wa.gov/home/serviceType.aspx
  • After completing the course, you will take the official written exam. Following six months of practice, you will also take the driving skill test to obtain your driving license.

I am an adult. How can I get my permit?

You can come to our driving school to take the official written knowledge exam. You need to get at least 80% or higher to pass, answering 32 questions correctly out of 40. Once you have passed the knowledge test, you may apply for your instruction permit online or in person at the driver's license office. Let us know your questions or concerns; we are happy to help.

Do I need to take a written test to get a permit if I am enrolled in Teen Drivers Ed?

  • You do not need to take the written knowledge test to get your driving instruction permit as long as you are enrolled in the Teen Drivers Ed Course.

I have a permit, but it has been over a year, and it's expired.  Can I renew it?

  • Your Driving permit card expires in one year. The written test is good for two years, so you may go to any driver's license office and renew your permit without retaking the written test.

How do I get ready for the written knowledge test?

  • Read the WA driver guide; you may get the hard copy from the DMV, or the King County Public Library may have it too.                                                                                               
  • Or download the PDF file from the following Link
  • https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/docs/driverguide-en.pdf
  • This is the best book to pass the official DOL knowledge test. 

How old do I have to be to take the permit test if I am not enrolled in Teen driver Ed.?

  • If you have not registered in Teen Driver Ed, you must be 15 ½ or older to take the written test.

How long does it take to take the test?

  • Some people finish it in 12 minutes. Some take 40 minutes. However, we allow 40 minutes. It has 40 questions; you must get 32 correct answers to pass the test.

How is the written test given?

  • It’s a written paper test. Currently, the test is not computer-based, only on paper.

How many times can I take the written test?

  • No limitation. We offer $40 for two attempts with In 60 days

Can I take my driving test on the same day if I pass my written test?

  • We may conduct your driving skill test on the same day, depending on your level of skill and our availability.

If I need a warmup driving practice before my driving test, can I do that the same day with an Instructor/examiner?

  • Yes, It costs you $135.00 for 30 minutes of warm-up driving practice before you take your test. Then, you may take your driving test after you get feedback from the instructor/examiner.

I do not know how to drive, but I already have my permit. Can I get training with an instructor at your school?

  • Yes! If you are between 15- 18 years old, enroll in our Teen Drivers Ed, then we can send E-waiver to DOL so that they can issue you a permit.
  • If you don’t want to enroll in Teen drivers Ed, you may pass the written test if you are 15 ½ or older.

Where do I get my instruction permit?

  • We do not issue a driver's instruction permit at our school. Only the Department of Licensing issues instruction permits or driver’s licenses. So, you may need to go to the DMV to be issued your permit or driver's license. For more info, check dol.wa.gov
  • If you are under 18, when you go to the DMV office to get your instruction permit, you must take one of your Parents/ Legal Guardians, an Original birth certificate or passport, social security card, and Corrective lenses, if needed, for the vision test.

When can I take the Department of Licensing Written Knowledge and Driving Skills Test after completing the course?

  • You can take the written knowledge test after completing the course. We recommend students take their written test right away since it’s easy to forget some of the things they learned during the classroom sessions.
  • For the driving skill Test, we encourage you to wait before you take your driving skill test since you need to practice very well before you take your test.
  • Yes, we offer one-on-one driving lessons to help you gain confidence. We can train you on behind-the-wheel training starting from scratch.  Yes, safety is our top priority.  Sign up... Bring your permit during your practice, and let us safely put you behind the wheel. We customize lessons based on your needs.

How old must you be to get a driving license without taking the Teen Drivers Ed?

  • You must be at least 18 years old. And pass both the written and the driving skill test.
  • After taking a Teen Driver Education course, you need 50 hours of driving practice with your family or anyone with five years of driving experience for six months from the date you get your driving instruction permit. You must pass the written test and driving skill test. Then, you may go to the Department of Licensing to get your license.

I gave up my license because of a DWI and but it's time now to get my license. What do I need to do?

  • You need to pass your written test, and then you can take the driving skill test. However, you will need to bring your car for the driving test. You will need an Ignition Interlock device installed in your car and SR 22. insurance

After I pass the written or driving skill test, when will my test result be submitted to the licensing department?

    • We submit your test result within  24 hours; you may go to the local driver's license office, preferably the next day after you pass a written or driving skill test. Please talk to the front desk if you need your test result immediately. (if we are not too busy, we may report to DOL immediately).

Cancelation of a driving practice

Every attempt must be made to meet your BTW drive lesson appointment. Missed appointments are considered NO-SHOW, and you lose your drive. If you cannot make it for any reason, you must notify the school within 48 hours to reschedule your appointment. 

How Do I record my 50 hours of driving time with my parents? 

Please print the form below and start logging your hours. Or download the RoadReady app on your phone.  This app is Free.  The parent guide also has a lot of helpful information on how to train your Teen. Good luck!

 Please copy-paste it onto your browser to open the PDF.


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