Find out what tests you'll need to take to get your driver license.
What test do you need to take?
|If you have||Pass these tests|
|A valid license from:
No tests required if you're 18 years old or older.
See Teens if you're under 18.
Requires translated certification.
Contact respective offices for more information.
|A license from a country or Canadian province not listed above||Must complete all the steps to getting your first license|
|An expired license from another state||Knowledge and drive test|
|No driver license||Knowledge and drive test|
|A Washington learning permit||Knowledge and drive test|
|A valid license, but have a medical or physical condition that shows testing is required||Knowledge and drive test|
If you're just visiting Washington, you may use your out-of-country driver license for up to 1 year.
The knowledge test is a written multiple-choice test. You'll need to pay a fee to take the test that varies by location—check with your testing location for the exact amount. You must get 32 out of 40 correct answers to pass the test. If you do not pass, there may be a waiting period before you can retest. A passing score is good for two years.
Ready to take the knowledge test? Schedule your test at a training and testing location.
During the drive test, an instructor will determine whether you are able to operate a vehicle safely while applying your knowledge of traffic laws to real-life situations. You'll need to pay a fee to take the test that varies by location—check with your testing location for the exact amount. You must score at least 80 out of 100 to pass the test. Your examiner will discuss your results with you, and if you do not pass, there may be a waiting period before you can retest. A passing score is good for one year. If you do pass, your score will be sent directly to us.
To be able to take the drive test, you must bring:
- Proof of auto liability insurance for the vehicle you are using to test
- A vehicle in good working condition with valid registration, tabs, and plates
You will not be allowed to take the drive test without these two items.
Ready to take the drive test? Schedule your test at a training and testing location.