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Register as a Training Provider or Instructor

Current registered Private and Public Schools, and Employers, must re-register by January 19, 2019 to continue certifying drivers.

Please allow 10 business days to process Training Provider or Instructor registrations.

You must renew your registration every 2 years.

Only a registered training provider can authorize a driver has met the required training to get a CDL.

A training provider must adhere to state and or federal training requirements. Per:

Registered training providers will be able to input a driver's type of training, and hours of training in the portal as of January 20, 2019.

After you register we'll issue you your training provider registration ID. You'll need to set up and access your account through Secure Access Washington (SAW) via License eXpress for business.

How to register as a Training Provider

  1. Complete the CDL Training Provider Registration form. Be sure to:
    • Type the information. We can't accept handwritten or incomplete registrations.
    • Out of state businesses that don't have a Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number must state their Tax Identification Number (TIN) on the registration.
    • Complete the registration including signature and date.
    • If you have multiple "training" locations that you complete a separate registration form for each location.
  2. Print completed typed registration form and submit via:
    • Email: dolcdltpr@dol.wa.gov
    • or
    • Mail:
      CDL Program
      Attn: TPR
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9030
      Olympia, WA 98507-9030
  3. Once we approve your registration, we'll activate you as an approved provider and issue you your registration identification number and send instructions on how to set up your License eXpress account.
  4. You then must establish your Administrators, Managers, Employees, and registered training instructors.
    • Training providers are prohibited from using an instructor if the instructors CDL has been canceled, suspended, or revoked due to any of the disqualifying offenses identified in CFR 383.51 for 2 years following the date his or her CDL is reinstated. You must submit any changes to the instructor's circumstances within 14 days of the change.

A "Private School" registering must submit a school application to Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB) at the same time they submit their registration to us. Once we approve the registration, we'll notify the WTECB. The WTECB cannot approve your school until they get the notification.

How to update training provider information

Anytime a registered Training Provider needs changes made to:

  • Primary contact or administrator.
  • Address or other information related to the Training Provider school.
  • Type of Instruction Provider may provide.

You must:

  • Submit a new CDL Training Provider Registration marked update.
  • Fill in only the information that is changing.

How to register as a Training Instructor

  1. Complete the CDL Training Instructor Registration form. Be sure to:
    • Type the information. We can't accept handwritten or incomplete registrations.
  2. Complete the registration including signature and date.
  3. Print completed typed registration form and submit via:
    • Email: dolcdltpr@dol.wa.gov
    • or
    • Mail:
      CDL Program
      Attn: TPR
      Department of Licensing
      PO Box 9030
      Olympia, WA 98507-9030
  4. Once we approve your registration, we'll activate you as an approved instructor and issue you a registration ID number.
  5. Any training provider you are a training instructor for will need your registration ID number to add you as a training instructor.

Training providers are prohibited from using an instructor if the instructors CDL has been canceled, suspended, or revoked due to any of the disqualifying offenses identified in CFR 383.51 (ecfr.gov) for 2 years following the date his or her CDL is reinstated.

How to update Training Instructor information

Anytime a registered Instructor needs updates made.

You must:

  • Submit a new CDL Training Instructor Registration form marked update.
  • Make sure you include your registration ID number so we are able to locate you as registered instructor.
  • Fill in only the information that is changing.

What is a UBI number?

Your Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number is a 9 digit number linking your business to the:

Include your UBI number on all correspondence and information you submit about your business.

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