Kennewick | Defensive Driving School


4303 W 27th AVE, Suite C
Kennewick, WA 99338

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.


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  3. Click on pre-apply to get your first permit
  4. Register online

Once registered make sure to get the WDL# to Defensive Driving School 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.

Teen Classes

Choose between live web-based classes via Zoom (now permanently approved by the DOL) or in-person classes. Below is the overview of the class schedule. Scroll down further and click on “View More Info” to enroll.

9/20/23 – 10/26/23, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.
10/3/23 – 11/9/23, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 10/31 (Halloween).
10/3/23 – 11/8/23, IN-PERSON, TWTh 10:30am-12:30pm
10/4/23 – 11/9/23, IN-PERSON, TWTh 3-5pm.
10/17/23 – 11/29/23, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 10/31 (Halloween), 11/22-11/23 (Thanksgiving).
11/1/23 – 12/13/23, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 11/22 and 11/23 (Thanksgiving break).
11/14/23 – 1/10/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 11/22 and 11/23 (Thanksgiving break) and 12/15/23-1/2/24 (Winter Break).
11/28/23 – 1/18/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 12/15/23-1/2/24 (Winter Break).
12/12/23 – 1/25/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 12/22/23-1/2/24 (part of Winter Break).
1/3/24 – 2/8/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.
1/16/24 – 2/22/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 2/14 (Valentine’s Day).
1/30/24 – 3/7/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 2/14 (Valentine’s Day).
2/15/24 – 3/26/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.
2/28/24 – 4/4/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.
3/13/24 – 4/18/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.
3/27/24 – 5/2/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.