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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your 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.
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.
No. You are not allowed to use your WA Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.