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Whether you are getting your coffee on, seeing the space needle, popping by a Mariners game, or taking on the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest, the best way to traverse the evergreen state is in a motor vehicle. Prospective automobile drivers need to prepare for both the behind-the-wheel and written exams. We can help you with both -- from tips on what you’ll face on the driver’s test to a bank of over 300 questions that are similar if not identical to what you’ll face at the DOL when you take your learner’s permit or driver’s license exam. Want to transport lumber across the state? You won’t get far without your commercial vehicle license. We’ve got you covered for that as well -- with DOL practice tests and step-by-step instructions to make your licensure process stress free.

Which tests should I take?

Over $40 Billion in aircraft parts are hauled out of Washington state annually – so if you want to be a part of driving jet engines through Olympia or just bussing conventioneers to Seattle Mariners games, you’ll need a Washington commercial driver’s license (CDL). The tests are pretty pricey in The Evergreen State, the CDL skills test costs $250 and that’s before added fees for the Bus skills test (another $100) or the written test ($35). You surely want to make sure you leave the DOL with what you came in for. Go in with confidence after studying our practice tests. In addition we have practice tests for endorsements like passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal. Start studying today!

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Washington Driver’s License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my WA Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How old should I be when I apply for my driver’s license in Washington?

    If you are enrolled in a traffic safety course, you may apply for your permit at age 15. If you are not enrolled in a driver’s safety course, you must be at least 15 ½ before getting your permit. You must be at least 16 before applying for your license.
  • What type of documents should I have when I apply for a license in Washington?

    You must provide:
    • Proof of Identity: Find a list of documents based on age at http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/idproof.html
    • Parental Authorization Statement- if under 18.
    • Signed certificate from driving instructor, if enrolled in a driver’s education class.
    • Proof of address
    • Social Security number
  • What requirements do I need to meet before getting a license in Washington?

    Getting your license in Washington is a big deal.
    You may be eligible for a permit if you are:
    1. At least 15 and enrolled in a state approved traffic safety courses.
      OR
    2. 15 ½ if not enrolled in a traffic safety course.
    You may be eligible for a license if:
    1. You are at least 16 years old.
    2. Have had an instruction permit for at least 6 months.
  • Where can I apply for my Washington license?

    There are two ways to apply for your Washington driver’s license.
    You can either:
    1. Begin your pre-application online. This is recommended and saves a lot of time.
      OR
    2. Go to a local DOL office to begin your application.
  • What is the Washington DOL office contact information?

    If you need to contact the Washington DOL office, you can email them at exams@dol.wa.gov or you may call them at 360-902-3900.
  • Who should bring me for my permit test in Washington?

    If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign a Parental Authorization Statement allowing you to apply for a permit. For that reason, they should bring you.
  • Do I need a physical in order to get a license in Washington?

    No. A physical isn’t needed when getting a license in Washington.
  • Will I be required to have a vision test before getting my license in Washington?

    Yes, you will be required to take a vision test which includes color recognition.
  • Where do I go to take my driver’s license photo in Washington?

    You will take your driver’s license photo at the Washington DOL office.
  • How can I apply for my Washington driver’s license?

    Here’s how to apply for your Washington driver’s license:
    1. Be at least 15 and enrolled in a traffic safety course in order to get a permit, 15 ½ if not enrolled in a traffic safety course in order to get a permit, and 16 to get a license.
    2. Pass a traffic safety education course -- if under 15 ½.
    3. Hold your instruction permit for at least 6 months before applying for a license.
    4. Get at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training (including 10 hours at night) with someone who has been licensed for at least 5 years.
  • What should I do next after applying for my Washington driver’s license?

    Ok, so you have completed step 1 in the driver’s license process, which is obtain a learner’s permit. Your next step now would be to get at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training (including 10 hours at night) with someone who has been licensed for at least 5 years.
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Here’s What Other Learners From WA Are Saying:

"I passed the test the first time without retaking it. I highly recommend this site to anyone taking the knowledge test for their first permit!"

Melissa C., Seattle, Washington

"This website is most helpful! I read the guide once and took all the practice tests. Today I passed the actual knowledge test with a 98%"

Nini Osaze-Q., Spokane, Washington

"Went through the questions once and passed with 93%!! Awesome material, thanks for all the help!"

Anshuman A., Tacoma, Washington

"Extremely helpful site for knowledge test. I did all Practice Tests 1 to 5 and the 150qn Marathon Test. I passed on my first attempt! All the questions that came out were almost the word for word identical! Recommended!!!"

Rachel T., Vancouver, Washington

"I had been trying to study from the Washington State Driving Booklet, but I was never able to remember anything from what I was reading. However, once I found this website I was able to learn the material with constant feedback and learn everything significantly faster. I passed my test!! Thank to this website I was able to skip pass expensive classes and achieve good results!"

Brennan B., Bellevue, Washington

"I took the test three hours ago, and passed with 22/25. Thanks to this website because I didn't read the handbook at all!!! Instead I did all the tests until I could score at least 24/25 in the test simulator. Thanks again and good luck to everyone!"

Yuyan Shui, Washington

"These tests were extremely helpful. I took all of them until I could pass them multiple times with 100%. I passed the knowledge test, 23/25 correct. I didn't even read the book all the way through. But you definitely should, then come here for the practice tests! I learned a lot from the tests alone. Thanks!"

Eva Vargas, Washington

"Words can not explain how helpful this site was to me, However my experience can. I've studied the practice test online for a week straight, the answers i got incorrect i studied more. I won't suggest that you have a photographic memory because its not the exact same but its definitely similar... guess that why it's called the simulator lol. Anyway i went to go and take the test I've passed and gained a learners permit, i know you can do the same with just a little practice on this website. Hope this helps you like it has helped me."

Telia Withers, Washington

"I needed to take my permit test for the first time so I used these practice tests to study and I passed with 91%. I just took all the tests available in my state a couple times and I was able to retain all the information. This website was certainly helpful and I really do recommend it. I will be showing this website to my younger siblings when it is their turn to take the permit test. Thanks!"

Alex R, Washington

"I knew from the moment I walked into the room that I was going to pass the written test. After many hours of studying the online tests and getting all 100s, I knew I had to get my permit. And I did! Thank you, Driving-tests.org!"

Adam Smith, Washington

"The WA DOL practice tests were very helpful to ace my first time driver's license written test. I highly recommend it for those who want to be familiar with American road rules."

Alex Pepino, Washington

"This thing actually works! I only used a book maybe twice for three months! Totally aced it, no wrong answers, and I'm feeling amazing for my next test! Thanks!!"

Taylor Hole, Washington

"Amazing practice tests - you need them before the real one."

Amy Ash, Washington
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