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Limited in-person driver licensing appointments available. Learn more.
Licensing offices to close for furlough days in July. See a list of dates.
Extensions granted for some expiring driver licenses and instruction permits.

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How to get your license: Driver training school

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 a license?

Anyone who has a business that provides driving instruction for a fee.

How to apply

For the main school location:

  1. File a Business License Application.
  2. Driver Training School License Application.
  3. Application fee (non-refundable) – Check/money order payable to Department of Licensing. Include the following:
  4. Mail documents and fees to:
    Driver Training Schools
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 35001
    Seattle, WA 98124-3401

For a branch location:

  1. File a Business License Application.
  2. Driver Training School Branch License Application.
  3. Application fee (non-refundable) – Check/money order payable to Department of Licensing. Include the following:
    • Copy of lease for school premises.
    • Proof of insurance for school premises.
    • Proof of insurance for vehicle(s).
  4. Mail documents and fees to:
    Driver Training Schools
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 35001
    Seattle, WA 98124-3401

After we've received your application:

  • You'll be contacted by an auditor to schedule an inspection of your school and vehicles.
  • Allow at least 4 weeks for processing.

Post your license

  • After you've met all requirements your school license will be mailed to you.
  • Post your license at your place of business before you start instructing students.

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