Want to get your Washington driver license? Aceable’s Washington Permit Test Prep can help you ace the permit exam. This drivers ed course will teach you the rules of the road whenever and wherever you want. You’ll get 20 levels of interactive lessons and unlimited practice tests designed to prepare you for the Washington written knowledge exam.
Important: This is NOT a state-approved driver education course. Washington license applicants under the age of 18 can take an approved Traffic Safety Education (TSE) course in order to waive the written test requirement and/or upgrade from a permit to a license before age 18. Aceable’s Washington Permit Test Prep is a mobile study aid. It’s the perfect course for busy adults and a great study tool for teens.
HOW TO GET YOUR WASHINGTON DRIVER LICENSE (AGES 15-17)
- Sign up for a state-approved Traffic Safety Education (TSE) course. This is a necessary step if you’re between the ages of 15 and 15 and a half. The driving school will issue you a waiver so that you don’t have to take the knowledge test at the DMV. The soonest you can get your permit is 10 days before the start of your course. If you’re older than 15 and 6 months, you can choose to skip drivers ed and take the written knowledge exam.
- Get your paperwork together. Bring your WA ID card (pre-apply online if you don’t already have one), documents proving your identity, age and name, Social Security number, and a parent who will sign the parental authorization form (or a signed and notarized Parental Authorization Affidavit). Find examples of acceptable documents here.
- Apply for your Instruction Permit. Take a vision test and written knowledge test at your local DMV office. The state fee is $25.
- Carry your Instruction Permit while you get at least 50 out-of-class practice hours supervised by your parent or other adult who has been licensed for at least 5 years. Make sure 10 of those hours are at night.
- You will be ready to schedule your driving skills test once you’ve met your practice requirements, are at least 16 years old, and have kept a clean driving record for a minimum of 6 months. Pass the driving test to earn your Intermediate License.
- Keep your Intermediate License and obey its restrictions until you turn 18. At that point, it automatically becomes a regular Driver License with full privileges.
HOW TO GET YOUR WASHINGTON DRIVER LICENSE (AGE 18 AND UP)
Adults are not required to do any formal driver training. However, if you need the practice, you can choose to take a driver training course and/or practice behind the wheel with a licensed adult who has at least 5 years of driving experience.
- Head to your local DMV office. Bring your WA ID card (pre-apply online if you don’t already have one) and proof of the following: your identity, age and name, Social Security number, and Washington residency. Find examples of acceptable documents here.
- Pass the knowledge, vision, and driving tests. You will also pay an application and issuance fee of $89.
- Get your regular driver license. Congrats!