Getting your first WA license? Pre-apply online and save time when you go to the licensing office.

Getting a license

As of February 10, 2014, all new driver license applicant's will receive a license that’s valid for 6 years. We’re transitioning from 5 year to 6 year driver licenses. This includes individuals applying for their first license and those who transfer their license from another state.

Steps to getting your first license

Find out how to get your first Washington State driver license.

Driver training and testing

Find out where training and testing are offered in your area, learn about the knowledge and driving tests, and use the study guide and practice test to prepare.

Military personnel

Find out about special driver licensing for members of the military.

Agricultural permits (under 18 years old)

Find out how to get or renew this special permit that allows teens to drive within a restricted area for farm work only.

Medical and vision screening

Learn what to expect at the eyesight and medical screening when you get your driver license.

Mandatory insurance

All drivers in Washington must have auto insurance. Find out what you need to have before you drive.

Organ donor

Learn how to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

Voter registration

Register to vote while getting your driver license.

Driver license designs

See the designs for each type of Washington State driver license and find out about the barcode on the back.

Moving? Get WA license

New to Washington State? Find out how to get a driver license.

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