Agricultural permits allow drivers under 18 years old to drive within a specific, restricted area for farm work only.
Note: Getting an agricultural permit doesn’t waive the requirements for getting your first WA driver license. If you’re under 18, you must still meet all the driver training and instruction permit requirements.
If you transfer to a new farm or start driving in a new area:
Can I take my drive test at my local commercial driver training school?
No. You’ll need to test at a driver licensing offices.
Can I use my agricultural permit to drive to school or run errands that aren’t related to farm work?
No. All your driving must be related to farm work.
Can I have passengers in the vehicle with me?
Yes, but only if you’re transporting them in connection with farm work.
What happens if I get a ticket for violating the restrictions of my permit?
Your permit can be suspended, revoked, or canceled.
Do I still need to take a driver training course before I can get my driver license?
Yes. Your permit only allows you to drive in a restricted area. It doesn’t meet the requirements for completing a driver training program.
I have an agricultural permit. Do I need to get an instruction permit, too?
Yes. Before you can get your driver license, you must have an instruction permit for at least 6 months and meet all driving practice requirements.
Does the time I drive with an agricultural permit count toward the time I'm required to have an instruction permit before I get my license?
No. You still need to have an instruction permit for 6 months and meet all the other requirements.
Will I need to take the knowledge and drive tests again when I get my driver license?