Payment is required prior to testing.
The fee for a test varies based on the type of testing required. We offer both written & skills testing for car drivers license, 2-wheel motorcycles & 3-wheel sidecar/trikes.
There are several ways to make payment for your appointment:
We offer Walk-In written testing during regular business hours at our administrative office - no appointment necessary, the same Terms & Conditions apply.
We offer pre-scheduled testing appointments for car drivers license, 2-wheel motorcycles & 3-wheel sidecar/trikes. Normal testing fees apply.
To best serve you we recommend pre-registering for a testing appointment. However, we do accommodate non-scheduled customers at some of our testing locations. Walk-On testing will incur an additional fee per test to the advertised price. The written test is an additional $10 and the skills test is an additional $25. You must bring exact change cash payment, government photo identification, and any other required items. Refer to the schedule page for information and directions for each specific scheduled testing session. The same Terms & Conditions apply.
The 2-wheel motorcycle knowledge exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions specific to 2-wheel motorcycles and traffic safety laws. Applicants must answer at least 20 questions correctly to pass the exam.
The 3-wheel motorcycle knowledge exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions specific to 3-wheel motorcycles and traffic safety laws. Applicants must answer at least 20 questions correctly to pass the exam.
Applicants who successfully pass the knowledge test will receive a pink colored carbon copy of their test which may be taken to the DOL to apply for their learning permit.
In order to obtain an endorsement applicants must also pass a skills test within 180 days and have received their green colored test receipt. Applicants must take both test receipts (green and pink) to the DOL to apply for their endorsement.
You must provide a 2-wheel or 3-wheel motorcycle for the skills testing. The vehicle must be in safe operating condition. During testing you must wear a DOT-approved helmet and eye protection at a MINIMUM. You will not be permitted to test if it is deemed that your vehicle is not in safe operating condition and/or you do not have an appropriate helmet and eye protection.
The motorcycle skills test measures your ability to operate a motorcycle legally and safely. It consists of exercises such as low speed maneuvering and normal stopping, turning and curves, emergency swerving and braking. Demonstrations for the skills test can be found on the WA DOL web site.
Applicants who successfully pass the skills test will receive a green colored carbon copy of their test form.
In order to obtain an endorsement applicants must also pass a knowledge test within 180 days and have received their pink colored test receipt. Applicants must take both test receipts (green and pink) to the DOL to apply for their endorsement.
The car knowledge test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions about traffic safety laws. Applicants must answer at least 32 questions correctly to pass the test.
The skills testing will test the applicant's ability to drive legally and safely. Applicants must have passed a written test within 2 years prior to doing a skills test. Applicants must provide their own vehicle to use for skills test and it must meet all Testing Vehicle Requirements, see next section. Applicants must pass the skills test with a score of least 80%.
An applicant's test scores will be entered into the DOL database within 24 hours. Applicants will have to visit a DOL office to apply for a license.
Passing the knowledge and skills tests does not guarantee that an applicant will be issued a driver license. The DOL will determine if an applicant has met all licensing requirements.
If an applicant is under the age of 18: they must be at least 16 years old, successfully complete a traffic safety education course, have had a learning permit for at least 6 months, and have had 50 hours driving experience with at least 10 night driving hours prior to applying for a drivers license.
The DOL reserves the right to conduct random re-examinations. Applicants refusing to take a re-examination may have their license revoked.
Pursuant to RCW 46.20.720 a driver convicted of an alcohol offense may be required to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in order to drive. The applicant must take the skills test in their vehicle using the IID.
If your testing vehicle does not meet all of the requirements listed below at the time of testing you will not be allowed to test and you will not be allowed a refund of the testing fee.
Testing vehicle requirements:
Additionally the testing vehicle must:
If you arrive late for your testing appointment you may not be permitted to test and will not be eligible for rescheduling.
Should you not pass your knowledge test, you can retest at any time including the same day. Normal testing fees apply. A skills retest may be scheduled as appointments are available. You must call or visit our office to reschedule. Normal testing fees apply.
You must notify our office at the time of registration or appointment inquiry of any special accommodations that you require (Spanish language testing, verbal testing, etc). Special accommodations are not always available if you choose Walk-On testing.
If you received a letter from DOL to take an examination due to a physical, mental, visual or any medical issue, you must test at a DOL office. Failure to disclose this information prior to testing with us will result in your test not being honored at DOL to obtain your license and we will not refund any fees paid.
License testing appointments are non-refundable.
If you provide us notice 72 hours or more prior to your scheduled appointment that you need to cancel, you are eligible to reschedule without additional fees.
You must call, email or come by our office during regular business hours to reschedule.
After reading the above information and understanding these basic policies, if you wish to change your appointment you may do so by visiting the Contact Us page on our website.
We reserve the right to refuse services to anyone.
There are NO refunds for license testing appointments.
This page will be updated if we decide to change or update our Terms & Conditions.
If there are any questions regarding our Terms & Conditions you may contact us using the information below.
Any grievance or complaint must be submitted in writing or by email.
Puget Sound Safety
Administrative Offices - License Testing