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Defensive Driving School, Driving Instruction, Bellevue, WA

 Driver's License Testing


Defensive Driving School now offers drive test appointments, many within a few days. Bellevue location typically will have same day openings.

So what do you need to do to use our testing services?

  1. Register for License Express on the DOL's website if you do not already have a Washington I.D. card. At the end of the process, you will be given a PIC # (Personal Identification Code) which is a combination of letters and numbers. Write this number down as it will be required to enroll in both the Knowledge or Skills test. Make sure you have this when you arrive for the test, in addition to I.D.

  2. Study the Washington Driver Guide to prepare for the Knowledge Test.  Take our practice test here with your smart phone.
  3. Pass the Knowledge Test. Register for the test on our secure website. We accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard payments. When we receive your order, our office will call you to set up a testing appointment. 
    If you took a teen course with us, your first two attempts are free. Please call our office to schedule.

  4. Practice driving every day. Drive so often that your confidence and skill will overcome any test anxiety that may hit you. You will also need to go to the DOL to get a learner's permit before doing any driving practice on the road.

  5. Pass the on-road Skills Test. Register for your on-road Skills Test and our office staff will help you schedule a convenient test time at the location of your choice. If you need an appointment as soon as possible, we often have weekday openings at our Bellevue location. What's on the driver's test? Click each link to see a video of the pre-test, backing, parallel parking, lane changing and turning

    *If you are under the age of 18, you will need to have confirmation that you have taken a Driver's Education Course in Washington State.

Final Step

Go to the DOL office nearest you to complete the Licensing application process. This includes paying an application fee, having your picture taken, and receiving your license. Some documents you will need to bring include:

  • Proof of Identity,
  • Traffic Safety Course Certificate (if applicant is 16 or 17 years old)
  • Social Security Number (actual card not necessary),
  • Proof of Residency.

Good luck! We wish you well as you prepare for your license.

Knowledge Testing Locations and Hours

Please register by clicking the link below if not going to a walk in location.

Walk In Locations (no appointment necessary):

Arlington - Tue, Wed, Thur from 10 AM - 5:30 PM, Fri from 10 AM - 4:30 PM, Sat from 9 AM - 3 PM

Eastgate - 3205 148th Ave SE, Bellevue  -  Tues, Wed
(UNTIL 10/29), Thur 1 - 2 pm (right at 2 pm ONLY 10/14-16), Fri from 6:30 - 8 PM (CLOSED 10/24)

Bremerton - 2901 Perry Ave - Tues at 6 PM, Wed from 1 PM - 2 PM (until 10/1), Thurs at 6 pm
(CLOSED 11/27)and  Sat at 12:30 pm

Poulsbo - Weds at 2:30 PM and Sat at 12:30 PM (CLOSED 11/22 & 29)

By Appointment Only Locations:

Bellevue - 13219 NE 20th St, Bellevue - Monday at 11:30 AM, Weds at 6:30 PM (6 pm starting 11/19), Fri at 11 AM

Everett - North (2524 Colby Avenue) - Mon at 5:00 PM, Weds at 1:30 PM, Sat at 12 PM 

Everett - South (12720 4th Ave W - at 128th St.) - Tues and Thurs at 5 PM

Kent - Mon at 5:30 PM

Lake Stevens - Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur at noon & 5:15pm, Fridays at noon @ 4:15pm

Lynnwood - Sat at 12:30 PM (Closed 10/18)

Monroe - Fri at 5 PM (4 PM on 10/24, CLOSED 10/31, 11/28)

Port Orchard - 1948 SE Lund Ave, Ste 110 (NEW ADDRESS STARTING 11/13 - 1700 MILE HILL DR, STE 125)  - Weds at 2 PM 

Redmond - Mon at 5 PM 

Seattle: U-District - Tues at 5:30 PM, Weds at 5:30 PM, Thurs at 5:30 PM, Fri at 11 AM, and Sat at 9 AM (CLOSED 11/8)

Silverdale - Thurs at 6 PM (starting 10/23 will be at 8 PM)

Snohomish - Fri at 12:30 PM (CLOSED 10/31, 11/28, and 12/26)

West Seattle - Sat at 1:00 PM

Woodinville - Sat at 11:30 PM (CLOSED 10/25)

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