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Due to flooding, the Everett Driver Licensing Services Office is closed. We'll update this message when we have a reopening date. In the meantime, customers are encouraged to access our online services or visit these nearby offices: Smokey Point, Lynnwood, and Shoreline.

How to get your trainer endorsement

Who needs an endorsement?

Anyone who provides the instruction required to become a driver training instructor.

How to apply

  • Complete the Change of status request form.
  • Submit documentation with the form that you have met at least one of the following requirements:
    • 1000 hours of experience providing traffic safety education in the last year
    • 5 years of previous experience providing traffic safety education
    • 1000 hours or 5 years experience in the field of traffic safety, proof of training in how to teach and train others, and not less than 300 hours of previous experience in training others.

After we’ve received your request

We will review the documentation submitted to ensure that it meets the requirements. Allow at least 3 weeks for your request to be processed. If you haven't received a response after 4 weeks, please contact us.

Post your license

After you’ve met all requirements we’ll mail your license to you. You must post the license at your place of business before you can instruct any applicants.

Giving instruction

After receiving your new license you will need to ensure that your school has an approved Driver Training School Instructor Curriculum on file with the department before you may begin training.

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