Washington DOL Practice Tests

Tired of the Washington driver’s manual? Preparing for the test does not have to be so repetitive. Our Washington road signs practice test and the Washington driver's license renewal test, among others, add something different to such preparation.

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Your Washington DOL Handbooks

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Washington Driver's License Resources

Whether you’re getting ready to take your learner’s permit written test for the first time, studying to get a motorcycle endorsement so you can ride your new bike, or preparing for your CDL exam to drive a commercial vehicle, we’ve gathered a wealth of resources and knowledge to help you obtain your driving credentials.

All Drivers

If you’re renewing a license that has been expired for longer than a year, or if you’re applying for reinstatement after a suspension, you may have to retake the written exam in order to obtain your license.

Free Practice Tests

Driver's License practice tests
Learner's Permit practice tests
Motorcycle Endorsement practice tests
CDL practice tests
Road Signs and Signals practice tests

Resources for all drivers

Read the official Washington driver’s manual
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license renewal test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Read our driving safety articles

Washington DoL quick links for all drivers

Washington DoL home page
Driver’s license renewal information
Online driver's license renewal
Enhanced driver’s license (EDL) information
DoL locations and hours
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

Teens age 16-17 must obtain an instruction permit and log 50 hours of driving practice with someone who’s been licensed for at least 5 years, in addition to passing the knowledge and driving tests, before they can apply for a driver license. Teens under 16 years of age will be issued an intermediate driver license. Persons age 18 or older are not required to take a driver’s training course or obtain an instruction permit, but must pass the knowledge, drive, and vision tests to be issued a driver license.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Washington driver’s manual
Take one of our free learner’s permit practice tests
Check out our new & teen driver frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a learner’s permit test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Washington DoL quick links for new & teen drivers

Steps to getting your license (over 18)
Driver training school requirements
Driver’s training school locations
Instruction permit information
Intermediate license information
Knowledge and drive test information
Teen safety resources

New-to-State Drivers

New Washington residents are required to get a Washington driver license within 30 days of moving to Washington. If your license from another state is expired, you will have to pass both the knowledge and drive tests before you can obtain a Washington driver license. If you’re moving to Washington from outside of the U.S., British Columbia, Germany, South Korea, or Taiwan, you must pass the knowledge and drive tests before you can obtain a Washington driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Washington driver’s manual
Take one of our free driver’s license practice tests
Check out our new-to-state frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a new-to-state driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Washington DoL quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

If you have a 2-wheel motorcycle or scooter that is larger than 50cc or can go faster than 30 mph, a 2-wheel motorcycle or scooter with a stabilizing conversion kit, a motorcycle with a sidecar, or a 3-wheel trike, you need an endorsement on your driver license or a motorcycle instruction permit to legally ride in Washington. Anyone age 16 or older with a valid Washington driver license who has passed the motorcycle operation knowledge test may apply for an instruction permit. The motorcycle endorsement can be obtained by successfully completing a motorcycle safety course at an approved motorcycle training school, or by passing the knowledge and riding tests at an approved motorcycle training school.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Washington motorcycle manual
Take one of our free motorcycle endorsement practice tests
Check out our motorcycle endorsement frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a motorcycle endorsement test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
New-to-state motorcycle insurance

Washington DoL quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle endorsement information
How to get your motorcycle endorsement or permit
Motorcycle knowledge and road test information
Motorcycle training school locations
Washington Motorcycle Safety Program information

CDL

You must have a valid commercial driver license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Washington. A CLP allows a person to receive commercial driving instruction and behind-the-wheel driving experience on public roads. You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Washington license in order to apply for a CLP. In order to obtain a CDL for the first, you must attend CDL training and get a training certificate in addition to passing the written and skills tests.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Washington CDL manual
Take one of our free CDL practice tests
Buy a CDL test paid cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy CDL insurance

Washington DoL quick links for CDL

CDL office locations
CDL permit information
CDL renewal information
CDL training schools

Washington DOL Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

The first time you fail, you can retake the test after 4 hours. If you fail again, you must wait 1 day before you can retake it.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Who has to take the written test? Teens of what ages?

Anyone who is getting their driver’s license for the first time must pass the written test. Teens under the age of 18 can take the written test if they have held an instruction permit for at least 4 months; 15 year olds can also take the test if they are within 60 days of their 16th birthday.

Are you required to take the written test when renewing, and if so every time you renew or just sometimes? What are the conditions if just sometimes?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license.

If you’re new to state are you required to take the written test?

If you have a valid driver’s license from another state you are not required to take the written test in order to get a Washington driver’s license. If you have an expired license from another state, then you are required to take the written test.

Who has to take the behind the wheel / on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver’s license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. Additionally, you will also be required to reapply and re-pass both tests if you hold a driver’s license that has expired.

Washington DOL Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 16 years old in order to take the written motorcycle knowledge test. Once you pass the written test you will be issued a motorcycle instruction permit. However, if you complete and pass an approved rider course at a motorcycle training school then you can waive both the written and driving tests when applying for a motorcycle endorsement on your license.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

What are the permit restrictions for motorcycles?

You cannot carry passengers or ride during hours of darkness.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle driving test?

If you take the written knowledge test and obtain your motorcycle instruction permit, you are required to take the on-road driving test in order to receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license. If you complete an approved rider course then both the written and driving tests can be waived.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

You must be at least 16 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license and receive parental consent in order to obtain a motorcycle instruction permit. Additionally, teens under the age of 18 are required to complete and pass an approved rider course at a motorcycle training school before they can receive a motorcycle endorsement, and must also have parental consent when applying.

What is the helmet law is this state?

All operators and passengers of a motorcycle are required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle, regardless of their age.

Washington Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Washington are required to have a Boater Education Card and must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course. Boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by sites such as Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters must complete a certified boating safety course in order to operate a motorized boat with more than 15 HP or personal watercraft on Washington waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

Washington boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations and testing requirements may vary for each one. You can find a list of all approved safety courses on the Boat Washington website organized by county, which you may use to contact the instructor of a course near you for more specific information regarding testing requirements.

The online safety courses generally have 60 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 70% (42 questions) correctly on the online test in order to pass.