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

Steps to getting your first license

Teens 15–17 years old

Find out how to get your first driver license if you’re under 18, and learn about the rules that apply to you.

18 and over

Find out how to get your first driver license if you’re 18 and over.

Instruction permits

Learn how to get an instruction (learner’s) permit to practice driving, requirements for driving with your permit, and how to replace it if it’s lost or stolen.

Driver training programs

Learn what to look for in a driver training program and find one in your area.

Proof of identity

Find out what documents you’ll need when you apply for your first license.

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