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Motorcycle and sidecar/trike guide

Changes to motorcycle permit and endorsement processes

Starting January 1, 2020:

  • You must pass a basic knowledge and skills exam for a permit.
  • You must pass an advanced knowledge and skills exam for an endorsement.

If you have a valid permit, we encourage you to complete your testing before December 31, 2019, if possible.

Use this guide to prepare for your knowledge and riding skills tests:

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What you'll find in the guide

This manual includes:

  • Safety information.
  • Rules of the road.
  • How to handle mechanical problems.
  • Sample test questions.

Related information

Questions? Need help?

Email: motorcycle@dol.wa.gov

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