DOL Testing Overview | Defensive Driving School

License Testing Overview

All of our locations are DOL approved to administer the Knowledge Test and Skills Test. Most locations can accommodate a skills tests within a few days. If you are in a hurry please contact the office to check availability before purchasing but you will need to register online to schedule an appointment.

Please call us if you need to schedule a skills test in a different language other than English. Spanish skills tests can be scheduled in Lynnwood, Mercer Island, Monroe, and Poulsbo. Chinese skills tests can be scheduled in Factoria and Mercer Island. Arabic skills tests can be scheduled in Bellevue 148th.

Please follow these important steps for registration:

1.   Register for License Express if you do not already have a Washington ID card. At the end of the process, you will be given a PIC (Personal Identification Code or also known as Confirmation ID) which is a combination of letters and numbers. Write this number down as it will be required to enroll in either the Knowledge or Skills Test. Having this number will speed up the process in verification. Make sure you have this when you arrive for the test in addition to photo identification. Without this number, you will not be able to schedule any required tests and we will not be able to report necessary scores to the DOL.

2.   Study the Washington Driver Guide to prepare for the Knowledge Test. Take the 5-question DOL practice test here. For help in studying for the Knowledge Test we recommend taking the Knowledge Test Prep. For numbers to know on the knowledge test click here.

3.   Pass the Knowledge Test.* Register for the test on our secure website: Driver License Testing Registration. When we receive your order and it has been verified, our office will confirm your ID number provided when registering then a verification email will be sent to you. After you receive your email, you will be able to schedule your testing appointment on our scheduling website. You must register before you can schedule your test. Confirmation could take up to 24 hours. We are closed on Sundays and major holidays.

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 Skills Test. Register for the test on our secure website: Driver License Testing Registration. When we receive your order and it has been verified, our office will confirm your ID number provided when registering then a verification email will be sent to you. After you received your email, you will be able to schedule your testing appointment on our scheduling website. You must register before you can schedule your test. Confirmation could take up to 24 hours. We are closed on Sundays and major holidays. You will have needed to take and pass the knowledge test before scheduling the skills test. If you registered for a knowledge test with us, you will not need to wait for the verification email. Study for the driving test by clicking on this guide. What’s on the skills test? Pre-testbacking around a cornerparallel parkinglane changing and turning.

*In order to obtain a driver’s license, applicants under the age of 18, in addition to passing the knowledge and driving skills tests, will need to pass a Washington State driver’s education course. Applicants may take the knowledge test after completing driver’s ed or after 15 1/2 years of age.

After the above steps are completed go to the DOL office nearest you to complete the Licensing application process.

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

Knowledge Test (2 attempts)
Price: $35.00
Price may vary by location. You must wear a mask and bring your own writing utensil for the Knowledge test. Please arrive to your testing appointment on time. Applicants who arrive late for their scheduled tests will not be allowed to test. You must show legal photo identification at your testing appointment. The knowledge test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions about traffic safety laws. Applicants must answer at least 32 questions correctly in order to pass the test. Applicants will be given a maximum of 35 minutes to complete the test.

Locations Available:

Skills Test - Company Vehicle
Price: $90.00
Price may vary by location. LIMITED AVAILABILITY - CALL BEFORE PURCHASE. You must wear a mask if not fully vaccinated. You must arrive on-time for your scheduled test. Late arrivals will not be able to test. You must show legal photo identification at your testing appointment. A passing Knowledge test score is good for two years and is required to be eligible to take the skills test (no refunds if your knowledge test has expired).

Locations Available:

Knowledge and Skills Test - Company Vehicle
Price: $125.00
Promotion Price: $120 - SAVE $5
Price may vary by location. LIMITED AVAILABILITY - CALL BEFORE PURCHASE. You must wear a mask and bring your own writing utensil for the Knowledge test. Mask not required for the skills test if fully vaccinated. Please arrive to your testing appointment on time. Applicants who arrive late for their scheduled tests will not be allowed to test. You must show legal photo identification at your testing appointment. The knowledge test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions about traffic safety laws. Applicants must answer at least 32 questions correctly in order to pass the test. Applicants will be given a maximum of 35 minutes to complete the test. A passing Knowledge test score is good for two years and is required to be eligible to take the skills test (no refunds if your knowledge test has expired).

Locations Available:

30 Minute Warm-Up + Skills Test - Company Vehicle
Price: $165.00
Price may vary by location. LIMITED AVAILABILITY - CALL BEFORE PURCHASE. You must wear a mask if not fully vaccinated. Includes 30 minute warm-up lesson in company vehicle and then skills test in a Company Vehicle. You must have previously passed the knowledge test to schedule this product (sold separately). You must arrive on-time for your scheduled test. Late arrivals will not be able to test. You must bring a valid permit and legal photo identification for the warm-up lesson and test. A passing Knowledge test score is good for two years and is required to be eligible to take the skills test (no refunds if your knowledge test has expired). For a skills test study guide click here: https://driving-school.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Driving-Test-Study-Guide.pdf

Locations Available:

30 Minute Warm-Up + License Testing (Knowledge + Skills Test) - Company Vehicle
Price: $200.00
Promotion Price: $195 - SAVE $5
Price may vary by location. LIMITED AVAILABILITY - CALL BEFORE PURCHASE. Masks are required for the knowledge test regardless of vaccination status and you must bring your own writing utensil. You must wear a mask for the in-car portion if not fully vaccinated. Includes Knowledge test and 30 minute warm-up lesson in company vehicle and then skills test in a Company Vehicle. You must schedule and pass the knowledge test before scheduling the warm up and skills test portion. You must arrive on-time for your scheduled test. Late arrivals will not be able to test. You must bring a valid permit and legal photo identification for the warm-up lesson and test. A passing Knowledge test score is good for two years and is required to be eligible to take the skills test (no refunds if your knowledge test has expired).

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