When can I start driver's education classes?
Students must be at least 15 years old to start driver's education in Washington state.
What if I need to miss a class?
Students may miss no more than three classes during a course, these need to be made up. If more than three classes are missed, the student is disenrolled without refund. The student may re-enroll, standard course fees apply.
If I am 18 or older can I still enroll in drivers ed?
Yes! In fact, it is common for our classes to have students who are 18 or older. However, we also offer private driving lessons for those adults who do not wish to enroll in a formal driver's education program. These lessons are charged at an hourly rate.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule a drive time, you must do so at least 48 hours in advance or you will be charged a $50 fee.
What is your refund policy?
Payment in full is required to reserve your seat. Refunds may be requested up to 48 hours before class begins (a $50 admin fee applies). After that time, no refunds will be given.
When can I take my licensing tests?
Once you have completed the driver education course requirements, you may sign up for state testing with us or at any other location that proctors testing statewide. From our website, click on the Driver's License Testing tab and click on the schedule link for a calendar of testing dates and times. Reservations are required.
Once you pass the knowledge test, you may sign up for the skills test.
There is an option to take the knowledge test at 15 1/2 years old, as long as the student has not already had a waiver filed and classes have not yet begun.
How do I prepare for the knowledge test?
Study the Washington Driver's Guide Handbook thoroughly before coming in to take the knowledge test. A free PDF of the Washington Driver's Guide is available online. Physical copies can be picked up in the foyer at DOL offices in Spokane and Spokane Valley. If you learn better by listening, an Internet search will lead you to an audio file at the DOL website.
How do I get my permit?
The first step to getting your permit is to pre-apply for it by creating an account with the Department of Licensing.
- Step 1 - Go to License Express and click on Join Now. Complete the online form to start the process. At the end of this step, you will be sent an email with a link that will take you to Step 2.
- Step 2 - Complete the remaining information and remember your login ID and password.
- Step 3 - Log into License Express and find your ID Number. It will begin with the letters WDL.
Email your ID number to us at email@example.com. We will file a waiver with the Department of Licensing for you. After we file the waiver, we will send you an email letting you know the waiver is on file. Do not go to the Department of Licensing until you get this email from us, the state will not issue a permit unless this action is completed.
If you already have a state ID Card from Washington, you do not need to pre-apply. Just email us your state ID Number, and we will file the waiver for you. After we file the waiver, we will send you an email letting you know the waiver is on file.
Do you offer home pick-up and drop-off?
Home pick up and drop off options are not offered for our traditional classroom students. The offer to pick up and drop off students is reserved for the isolated 1-hour instructional drives and require additional fees which are pro-rated per minute from our address to yours and back again.