Poulsbo Defensive Driving School

19351 8th Ave NE #181
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 692-3661

Locally owned and operated. Located in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center. This is also our main office (by appointment only). Phone hours Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm.

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 instruction which includes the 30 hour state curriculum and 4 hours of Driver Awareness Training, 5 hours of driving lessons, and 5 hours of student observations (1 hour of student observation is state required).
  • 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 30 days and all classroom and driving requirements must be completed within 4 months. 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.
  • Upon completion of the course, an electronic certificate will be reported to the Department of Licensing. This process takes up to 3-4 weeks.
  • Most of our communication is through email. When registering please provide a regularly checked email address for both student and parent.

Special accommodations needed? (click here):

If your student has an IEP/504 plan, anxiety or a learning disability, please consider whether an Individualized Driving Plan (IDP) would be right for your student. See more info here: IDP video. If you already know your student will need an IDP you can purchase it below (select Teen Individual Driving Plan Package – all-inclusive – Consult included). If you are not sure you can purchase an IDP consult separately here to determine if your student needs an IDP: https://driving-school.com/teen-individual-driving-plan-consult/

Teen Classes

Web-based and in-person classes available. See course description in the below schedule for which type of class it is. Teen Course includes 15 class sessions plus 2 DAT sessions (Driver Awareness Training). Students will schedule 5 individual drive lessons and up to 5 student observation appointments with an instructor at this location (1 student observation is required by the state). Drives will continue after classroom sessions are complete. You can start class with a $250 deposit, balance due the first day of class. A majority of our communication takes place through email. When registering please provide a valid, regularly checked email address for both student and parent. A Saturday/Sunday course is offered at the Silverdale location so click here to see the Silverdale schedule if you are interested: https://driving-school.com/locations/silverdale/