WE NEED YOUR WA STATE ID NUMBER!!! This button is a direct link to DOL LICENSE EXPRESS application.
BEFORE GOING TO THE DOL TO GET YOUR PERMIT, email student DLN number to: or call us at (509) 933-3344
THE DOL WEBSITE SAYS THAT THEY WILL START TAKING APPOINTMENTS NEXT TUESDAY FOR PERMITS. THIS IS A LINK TO DOL WEBSITE - www.dol.wa.gov - it will take you to the update page.
Completing the Course - 80 % to pass
Once you have attended all classes (make-up classes if needed) and finish all course assignments you will need to schedule a time to take the 50 question comprehensive test for the course in person, in our office.
Complete all 5 driving lessons. Schedule these at www.cwdrivingschool.com. 80% is required on road test to pass. (Road test is the last 25 minutes on Drive 5.)
Complete observation. Student must ride in the back while another student drives. 1 hour minimum.
Once you have completed the above requirements, you may start your state testing.
Testing is done at driving schools. If you test at CWDS, you receive a discount. We really recommend preparing for the tests! Knowledge shortly after the class is completed so it is still fresh. Drive test: Don't rush this! Get experience, but comfortable. Especially driving in town - turning at traffic signals!
There is no wait to start testing, but you must have completed driver education first.
Knowledge Test: 40 question, multiple choice test. Must get 32 right to pass. All questions come from the Washington Driver Guide. The test is $20 each attempt for our students. 3rd test free.
Drive test: Test is approximately 20 mins. At this time, we can only do drive tests in our school vehicles until stage 4. The cost is $40 for each attempt.
Driver Education never expires. Can start testing when your eligible. Licensing - whenever you are ready.
Knowledge exam scores are valid for 2 years.
Drive test scores are good for 1 year.