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How to get your trainer endorsement

We have a new online service for managing school, instructor and staff licenses and certificates. For help using the new service, please contact dolelicensingsupport@dol.wa.gov or 360.664.0200 option 7.

We expect a processing delay for mailed applications and renewals. Renew or apply online for faster processing of your license. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Who needs an endorsement?

Anyone who provides the instruction required to become a driver training instructor.

What you’ll need

  • A SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to apply online
  • Documentation that you have met at least one of the following requirements:
    • 1000 hours of experience providing traffic safety education in the last year
    • 5 years of previous experience providing traffic safety education
    • 1000 hours or 5 years experience in the field of traffic safety, proof of training in how to teach and train others, and not less than 300 hours of previous experience in training others.

How to apply

Apply online

From your instructor dashboard, submit a “Manage Endorsement” Account Maintenance Request (AMR).

After we’ve received your request

We will review the documentation submitted to ensure that it meets the requirements. Please allow 7-10 days for processing.

Post your license

  • After you’ve met all requirements, log in to print your license.
  • You may also request that we print and mail you your license. You will pay a $5 print fee for each mailed copy.

Giving instruction

After receiving your new license you will need to ensure that your school has an approved Driver Training School Instructor Curriculum on file with us before you may begin training.

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