Lake Stevens WA | Defensive Driving School


9302 N Davies Road
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 377-1837

***Knowledge Tests and Drive tests by appointment only. Our offices will not be open to walk in customers, but appointments can be made by phone or online.***

The Lake Stevens driving school is located across the street from Les Schwab Tires. DOL written and drive tests also available at this location.

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):

  • Provided in our classes: 34 hours of classroom, 5 hours of driving, and 1 hour student observation. Additional hours of observation (of another student’s drive) are free and encouraged.
  • A parent information session will be held.
  • We strongly encourage a parent or guardian ride along on at least one driving lesson.
  • Minimum course length is 5 weeks and all classroom and driving requirements must be completed within 4 months (or extended with a fee). Students are allowed to miss and make up a maximum of 3 classes. Please keep extra-curricular activities and travel plans in mind before registering for a teen course to ensure proper attention can be given toward this course.
  • A driving permit is required before the first lesson. Students can get their permit up to 10 days before the start date of class.
  • Driving lessons are held outside of classroom meeting times and will extend beyond the end of the classroom portion of the course. Students and parents are encouraged to schedule lessons using our scheduling system, Schedule Agent.
  • Upon completion of the course, an electronic certificate will be reported to the Department of Licensing. This process takes up to 2 weeks.
  • Most of our communication is through email and cell phone notifications. When registering, please provide a regularly checked email address and cell phone numbers for both student and parent.
A Chowdhry
A Chowdhry
23:24 27 Apr 23
I had an excellent experience doing my warmup and driving skill test with Joe. He is a skilled instructor, gave me excellent tips in the warmup that really helped me pass the skill test and calmed the nerves. Highly recommend!
21:26 13 Dec 22
Staff are very friendly and the vehicles are nice to drive. My instructor, Julie, was fantastic and a tremendous help with getting me to ace my test first try. Highly recommend doing the warm-up drive before testing!
Donovan MacDonald
Donovan MacDonald
00:31 17 Nov 22
I loved the instructor and I have learned so much already. highly recommend. Jason makes the class fun and engaging.
22:53 16 Nov 22
Currently enrolled in the online class and I could not be more pleased, definitely not regretting the decision to do them despite the fact I'm 19 and could've taken the technically gotten my license without them. Jason, the instructor, is very engaging and it's easy to tell he enjoys what he's doing and has fun with the class! It makes learning so much easier, and I'm feeling miles better about the whole process. Could not have asked for a better experience!
02:47 16 Nov 22
I really like the way Jason was teaching drivers ed he makes it really interesting and not boring in a way and always makes it so funny. He is awesome.
Lilly Neason
Lilly Neason
03:42 08 Nov 22
Joe is one of the instructors at defensive driving school in Lakestevens. He is very funny, and outgoing has lots of patients for long classes.
Alexander Escalante
Alexander Escalante
02:13 19 Oct 22
I'm currently attending this school at the Lake Stevens locations, I've really been enjoying it. My instructor Jason has made it a lot more enjoyable being in class he makes the material a lot easier to learn. He seems to know what he's doing and I hope many other people also get to enjoy learning from Jason.
Zach French
Zach French
01:24 21 Sep 22
I did all 10 weeks of online classes with Jason.P. I VERY HIGHLY recommend. Jason is so fun the driving instructors are really nice and chill. 100/10 would do all over again.
Jeritz Carandang
Jeritz Carandang
06:56 21 Jul 22
I had an excellent experience with this program and would definitely recommend. I learned a lot in the (relatively) short, but well-paced duration of the class. Not to mention that the instructors have a fun and memorable way of teaching which has made me feel comfortable in both learning environments (in the online class and when on drives with the instructor). Thank you to the instructors, and if you're looking for a driving program definitely give this place a try 🙂
20:00 13 Jul 22
Defensive Driving, at the Smokey Point area, has a great service. Very friendly and easy to talk to. Sometimes the office can be slow, which is reasonable. The courses themselves are well put together and very informational. Most driving instructors I've encountered are kind and are willing to help out. Overall, good experience!
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Live web-based classes via Zoom (now permanently approved by the DOL) and In-person classes. Below is the overview of the class schedule. Scroll down further and click on “View More Info” to enroll.

WT104*: 6/13/23 – 7/20/23, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 7/4.
WT105*: 6/28/23 – 7/27/23, ONLINE, MTWTh 10am-12pm. *No class 7/4.
WT106*: 6/28/23 – 7/27/23, ONLINE, MTWTh 12:30-2:30pm. *No class 7/4.
LS490-9: 7/5/23 – 8/2/23, IN-PERSON, MTWTh 9:45-11:45am
WT107: 7/6/23 – 8/3/23, ONLINE, MTWTh 10am-12pm.
WT108: 7/13/23 – 8/10/23, ONLINE, MTWTh 12:30-2:30pm.
LS491-12: 7/19/23 – 8/24/23, IN-PERSON, TWTH 12-2pm
WT109: 7/25/23 – 8/30/23, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.
WT110: 8/1/23 – 8/29/23, ONLINE, MTWTh 10am-12pm.
WT111: 8/1/23 – 8/29/23, ONLINE, MTWTh 12:30-2:30pm.
WT112: 8/16/23 – 9/21/23, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.
WT113: 9/6/23 – 10/12/23, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.