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How to renew your license: Driver training instructor

When to renew

You renew your license every 2 years. Your renewal must be postmarked on or before the expiration date.

How to renew

If you’ve had your instructor license for 4 or less years…

  1. Mail the Driver Training School Instructor License Application:
    • Select ‘renewal–$100 application fee’.
    • Include 8 hours proof of continuing professional development.
    • Include non-refundable renewal fee – Check/money order payable to Department of Licensing.
  2. Mail documents and fees to:
    DOL BPD
    Driver Training Schools
    PO Box 3907
    Seattle, WA 98124-3907
  3. Allow at least 3 weeks for processing.

If this is your 5th year renewal…

  1. Mail the Driver Training School Instructor License Application:
    • Select ‘renewal–$100 application fee’.
    • Include 8 hours proof of continuing professional development.
  2. Get fingerprinted at a police department or any fingerprinting service approved by WA State Patrol.
    • Bring your driver license or other form of photo ID.
    • Pay the fingerprinting service fee.
    • Don’t bend the fingerprint card. We’ll reject any bent or folded cards.
    • Be sure your fingerprint card is filled out completely. Provide your:
      1. Identifying information: Name, any aliases, birth date, citizenship, residence address and other identifying information.
      2. Employer and address: Name and address of the driving school where you’ll work.
      3. Reason fingerprinted: Enter these words exactly "Driver Training School Instructor RCW 46.82.325".
      4. Social Security Number: This is mandatory.
      5. ORI: Enter "WA920390Z".
  3. Application and FBI background check fees (non-refundable) – Check/money order payable to Department of Licensing.
  4. Mail documents and fees to:
    DOL BPD
    Driver Training Schools
    PO Box 3097
    Seattle, WA 98124-3907

Late applications will not be processed

You will need to reapply if you don’t renew before your expiration date. See How to get your license.

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