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Training school resources: Add a new vehicle

How to add a new vehicle

  1. Provide the following documentation before a school or instructor uses a new vehicle for instruction purposes:
    • Copy of the vehicle registration(s)
    • Proof of vehicle insurance
    • Driver Training School Vehicle Approval Request
    • Photo proof that the vehicle has the following:
      • A sign in legible, printed English displayed on the back, top, or both, that meets the minimum requirements of RCW 46.82.360.
      • Dual controls for foot brake
      • An instructor’s rear view mirror
      • Emergency equipment consisting of: fire extinguisher, first aid kit, emergency strobe light, and a reflective triangle or 2 eighteen-inch traffic cones contained in trunk of vehicle.
  2. Submit the required documents by:
    • Email: TSE@dol.wa.gov
    • or
    • Mail to:
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9027
      Olympia, WA 98507–9027

After we've received your documentation:

  • We'll review them to ensure the vehicle meets all requirements.
  • Allow 7–10 days for processing. When the review is complete we'll notify you by phone or email.
  • You'll receive written authorization to begin using the vehicle before your annual audit inspection.
    • Place the authorization in the vehicle with the registration until your inspection is completed.

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