How to get your license: Driver training school

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

Who needs a license?

Anyone who has a business that provides driving instruction for a fee.

How to apply

For the main school location…

  1. File a Business License Application.
  2. Driver Training School License Application.
  3. Application fee (non-refundable) – Check/money order payable to Department of Licensing. Include the following:
  4. Mail documents and fees to:
    DOL BPD
    Driver Training Schools
    PO Box 3907
    Seattle, WA 98124-3907

For a branch location…

  1. File a Business License Application.
  2. Driver Training School Branch License Application.
  3. Application fee (non-refundable) – Check/money order payable to Department of Licensing. Include the following:
    • Copy of lease for school premises.
    • Proof of insurance for school premises.
    • Proof of insurance for vehicle(s).
  4. Mail documents and fees to:
    DOL BPD
    Driver Training Schools
    PO Box 3907
    Seattle, WA 98124-3907

After we’ve received your application…

  • You’ll be contacted by an auditor to schedule an inspection of your school and vehicles.
  • Allow at least 4 weeks for processing.

Post your license

  • After you’ve met all requirements your school license will be mailed to you.
  • Post your license at your place of business before you start instructing students.

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