Smokey Point WA | Defensive Driving School


Smokey Point Defensive Driving School

16710 Smokey Point Blvd., Suite 101
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 659-1311

***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 Smokey Point driving school is located in the Medallion Hotel (formerly Wyndham Garden Hotel) near the Smokey Point DOL. Follow the blue and white Driver License Testing signs to the office. 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: 17 class sessions which include 30 hours of WA State curriculum and 4 hours of Driver Awareness Training, 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 on Zoom.
  • We strongly encourage a parent or guardian to 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.

Special accommodations needed? (click here):

If your student has an IEP/504 plan, anxiety or a learning disability, please let us know after registration by replying to your registration confirmation email. This awareness can help our instructors during their instruction time with your student. You may also call our office to create an individualized driving plan to help your student succeed with additional time, lessons (extra charge), or help when needed.

Nila Phillips
Nila Phillips
18:30 24 Jul 23
They're flexible with zoom options for people who can't make it in person, it's really nice
Carson Castillo
Carson Castillo
03:30 06 Jul 23
Clay and Paul have made my classes easier and better for learning driving, to the point to where i dont even need to second check the book.
Jaymi Graham
Jaymi Graham
02:06 18 May 23
Dave is a great instructor and dad and has great personality and facial hair and makes everyone happy
Janna Banana
Janna Banana
00:07 15 May 23
Dave makes class fun, he also has a sick beard 🙂
Bronczilla 02
Bronczilla 02
16:16 10 May 23
Great place to learn to drive, also Dave's funny and has a great Beard
Hailey Steele
Hailey Steele
14:53 10 May 23
Dave is my favourite instructor. He really makes the kids enjoy coming to class as he’s very funny and he makes the class fun to go to while he teaches!
Gabrielle Converse
Gabrielle Converse
01:09 16 Mar 23
I have very high test anxiety and I let them know that and they were amazing before I took the test they answered all on my questions and they were very thorough. My test instructor was Katrina. She was very sweet and made me feel very comfortable enough that I was able to pass on the first try.
Ryder Burkett
Ryder Burkett
00:59 15 Mar 23
First off David Montz guy is the best teacher i’ve ever had. Very respectful but humorous and teaches the lesson but we have fun as we learn. I seriously recommend this place for any kid wanting their license and just hope you get David Montz as your teacher.
Dannicka Nicholson
Dannicka Nicholson
23:41 14 Mar 23
Dave Montz with the beard, has continued to be a great instructor all throughout the class. I dread the day that this class ends, Dave makes the class fun while also being extremely informational! Amazing instructor and driving school!
Robert Otto
Robert Otto
21:00 15 Jan 23
Folks, let me tell you - driving with my son was a really jaw-grinding, white-knuckled experience… until we signed him up for classes here, and his instructor (DAVID), turned things around 180 degrees! He passed his test last week and I really credit David’s help. I recommend this school, and David especially!
Tyler Hovind
Tyler Hovind
23:13 14 Jan 23
Where to start about Defensive Driving school. Everyone was so friendly and made the process so easy and seemless. My teenager was very very nervous about driving and reluctant to start. However he immediately warmed up to his instructor David, and after his first day, his fear of driving seemed to have completely evaporated, he was even excited to get to drive again!Great people, great price, and no BS. I cannot recommend this place enough.
Alex Kane
Alex Kane
02:43 16 Nov 22
My class instructor, Jason, is a very good teacher. He gets the knowledge across while being very helpful and funny. The school has been very understanding of my situation and I can't express how much I appreciate it.
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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.

SP091-4: 9/19/23 – 10/25/23, IN-PERSON, TWTh 4-6 PM
WT114-6: 9/20/23 – 10/26/23, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.
WT115-4: 10/3/23 – 11/9/23, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 10/31 (Halloween).
WT116-6*: 10/17/23 – 11/29/23, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 10/31 (Halloween), 11/22-11/23 (Thanksgiving).
WT117-4*: 11/1/23 – 12/13/23, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 11/22 and 11/23 (Thanksgiving break).
WT118-6*: 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).
WT119-4*: 11/28/23 – 1/18/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 12/15/23-1/2/24 (Winter Break).
WT120-6*: 12/12/23 – 1/25/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 12/22/23-1/2/24 (part of Winter Break).
WT121-4: 1/3/24 – 2/8/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.
WT122-6*: 1/16/24 – 2/22/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 2/14 (Valentine’s Day).
WT123-4*: 1/30/24 – 3/7/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm. *No class 2/14 (Valentine’s Day).
WT124-6: 2/15/24 – 3/26/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.
WT125-4: 2/28/24 – 4/4/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.
WT126-6: 3/13/24 – 4/18/24, ONLINE, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm.
WT127-4: 3/27/24 – 5/2/24, ONLINE, TWTh 4-6pm.