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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your WA License
  • Preparing For Your WA Written Test
  • Taking Your WA Written Test
  • Preparing For Your WA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your WA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The WA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your WA Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To WA Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your WA License
When am I eligible to apply for my WA license?
In WA, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old if you are enrolled in a traffic safety course. If you are not enrolled in such a course, you will need to wait until you are 15 1/2 years old before you can apply for your Permit, and you must be 16 before you can take the WA Driving Exam.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my WA license?
When you apply for a WA Driver's License, you will need to bring proof of your identity, proof of your address and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, you will need a document signed by our driving instructor certifying that you are enrolled in a Driver's Education course and you will need a Parental Authorization statement.
Where should I go to apply for my WA license?
You are able to apply at any local DOL office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/dsdoffices/. You may also be able to begin the application process by filling out a pre-application online.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my WA Written Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your WA Written Test as they will need to sign your Parental Authorization Statement.
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a WA Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your WA license.
Where do I take my WA Driver's License photo?
You must take your WA Driver's license photo at your local DOL office when you go in to take your exam. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your WA Written Test
What should I use to study for my WA Written Test?
The best way to study for the WA Written Test is to read the entire Washington Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website that can act as a supplement to the WA Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the WA Driver's Manual?
You can find a copy of the WA Driver's Manual by visiting this website and downloading a PDF version: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/guide.html
Are there any chapters of the WA Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your WA Written Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Written Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, traffic signs, traffic control, speed limits devices and many more topics that are covered in the WA Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the WA Written Test to pass?
The WA Written Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my WA Written Test?
You will need to take your WA Written Test at a local DOL office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/dsdoffices/
Is there anything I should do the night before my WA Written Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website. Get a good night's rest as well.
What should I do when I am ready to take my WA Written Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your WA Written Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local DOL office to take your exam.
Taking Your WA Written Test
At what age am I eligible to take the WA Written Test?
In WA, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old if you are enrolled in a traffic safety course. If you are not enrolled in such a course, you will need to wait until you are 15 1/2 years old before you can apply for your Permit, and you must be 16 before you can take the WA Driving Exam.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my WA Written Test?
On the day of your WA Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, proof of your address and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, you will need a document signed by our driving instructor certifying that you are enrolled in a Driver's Education course and you will need a Parental Authorization statement.
How much does a WA Permit Test cost?
$20.00
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my WA Written Test?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your WA Written Test as they will need to sign your Parental Authorization Statement.
What do I need to know to pass my WA Written Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your WA Written Test you should study all chapters and sections of the WA Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, traffic signs, defensive driving, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the WA Written Test to pass?
The WA Written Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the WA Written Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your WA Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your WA Written Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my WA Written Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an WA Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my WA Written Test?
There are a few reasons test takers fail their WA Written Test. A test taker who failed may not have studied thoroughly or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your WA Written Test, you will not receive your WA Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. If you have failed the test once, you are able to retake the WA Written Test after four hours have passed. If you fail a second time, you will have to wait a day, but do not rush retaking the exam. Read the entire WA Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website so that the next time you take the WA Written Test you have the best chance of passing the WA Written Test.
What happens after I pass my WA Written Test?
If you pass your WA Written Test, you will receive your WA Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your Learner's Permit for 6 months. During this time you should complete fifty hours of driving practice with a licensed driver who is 25 years old or older. You should complete ten of those hours at night.
Preparing For Your WA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my WA Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. By the time you schedule your WA Driving Exam, you should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, parking, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane, performing two-point turn-abouts and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my WA Driving Exam?
Anywhere in Washington as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 25 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Where do I take my WA Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at your local DOL office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/dsdoffices/
What should I expect on my WA Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your WA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually and change lanes safely. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals mean as well.
Is there anything I should do the night before my WA Driving Exam?
The night before your WA Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest.
Do I need to supply my own car for my WA Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your WA Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured. You may rent a car if necessary.
Taking Your WA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my WA Driving Exam?
If you are 18 years old or younger, you parent should accompany you to your WA Driving Exam. Exemptions are sometimes made if your parent or legal guardian cannot accompany you, but you should contact your local DOL office to discover other alternatives.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my WA Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your WA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my WA Driving Exam?
Only you and your examiner are allowed in the car during your WA Driving Exam.
What happens if I fail my WA Driving Exam?
If you fail the WA Driving Exam, you will not receive your WA Driver's License. You will be able to retake your WA exam, but the waiting time in between that exam will vary. If you have failed the WA Driving Exam once, you will be able to take the exam again in one week. If you have failed twice you can retake the WA Driving Exam in 1-3 weeks. If you fail the WA Driving Exam a third time, you must wait 3 months before you can take the WA Driving Exam. Do not rush to retake your WA Driving Exam, if you have failed. Pay attention to what your examiner has indicated as your weaknesses and work upon improving your driving skills before you retake the WA Driving Exam.
After You Have Passed The WA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my WA Driving Exam?
After you pass your WA Driving Exam, you will receive a temporary license that will be valid for 45 days. During this period, you should receive your actual license in the mail.
If I am under 18 will there be any limitations on my license?
Yes. If you are under 18, you are not allowed to drive between 1 AM and 5 AM unless a supervising licensed driver who is 25 years old or older accompanies you. During the first six months, you will not be able to drive with non-family passengers who are under 20. After this initial period, you cannot drive with more than three non-family members who are under 20 years old. Additionally, you will not be allowed to use a cellphone or other wireless device while you are driving.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry car insurance. The state of Washington requires that drivers carry liability insurance of $25,000 minimum and $10,000 for property damage per accident.
What documents do I need to apply for WA car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does WA car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors. Typically, WA residents pay $1,500 annually.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in WA?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies often charge more to cover them.
Renewing Your WA Driver's License
How do I renew my WA Driver's license once it has expired?
You may renew your license by mail, person or online if you are older than 24.
What If You're Moving To WA Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the WA road test when I move to WA from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the WA Driving Exam. After you have moved to Washington, you will have 30 days to replace your out-of-state license with a WA Driver's License.
Can I drive in WA with my out-of-state permit?
Yes. Washington will recognize your out-of-state permit as long as it is still valid. While driving you should follow the laws of Washington state and you should be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older whenever you are behind the wheel.
How long can I drive in WA with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a WA resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.