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?
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.
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 WITH the purchase of a Drive Test. Please call our office to pay and schedule.
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.
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.
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, Thur 1 - 2 PM (CLOSED 1/22, 1/29, AND 2/5), Fri from 6:30 - 8 PM
Mercer Island - 3045 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island - Thurs 1 - 2 PM (1/22, 1/29, AND 2/5 ONLY)
Bremerton - 2901 Perry Ave - Tues at 6 PM, and Sat at 12:30 pm. MUST ARRIVE ON TIME - LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST.
Poulsbo - Weds at 2:30 PM and Sat at 12:30 PM (CLOSED 2/7)