Kennewick | Defensive Driving School


4303 W 27th AVE, Suite C
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 205-9659

Located in South Hill Plaza.

Speed up the registration process: pre-apply, the first step to getting your first driver license, instruction permit, or ID card.

Teen Course details (click here):

What is the location of Defensive Driving School TC located?

Located at 4303 W 27th Ave Suite C in Kennewick, WA, USA (South Hill Plaza)

How long are the classes?

Classes are 17 class sessions and go for 2 hours.

After the 3rd day of class we will have a parent informational meeting.

Who teaches the Defensive Driving School?

Instructors are former or current military, teachers or coaches.

When can students take Driver’s Education?

Students can begin at 15 years of age.

How can I reach Defensive Driving School with a question?

You can call 509-491-3289 or email

Can I miss a class?

No more than 3 absences are allowed. You can make up class for specific lesson on later date.

Do I need a Driver’s permit?

Yes, a driver’s permit is required before driving with the driver instructor.


  1. Sign into
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  3. Click on pre-apply to get your first permit
  4. Fill out registration form

Once filled out get the WDL# to Defensive Driving School along with a $200 payment to get started.  Balance is due 30 days after start of first class. Defensive Driving School will contact the DOL where you can go to the DMV to pick up the permit.

How do scheduled drives work?

Students will have 5 scheduled drives scheduled at least a week apart.

What are the fees at Defensive Driving School?


Teen classes: $425 (state knowledge exam & state drive exam included)

Minimum Down Payment: $200 required by first class with balance due 30 days after start of class

Discounted Tuition:

  • For 2nd family member signed up for the same course $400  (state knowledge exam & state drive exam included)

State knowledge exam: $25

State drive exam: $55

1/2 hour drive lesson: $25

1-hour drive lesson: $60

No show fee: $40

Teen Classes

Live web-based classes via Zoom:

WT37: 2/17/21-3/25/21, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.

WT38: 3/2/21-4/7/21, TWTh 4-6pm.

WT39: 3/16/21-4/21/21, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.

WT40: 3/29/21-4/26/21, MTWTh 4-6pm.

WT41: 4/13/21-5/19/21, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.

Click on “View More Info” for pricing and additional class information, as well as future classes.