Learn how to become eligible to offer driver licensing exams to your students.
How to apply
Follow these steps to apply to administer licensing exams at your driver training school.
1. Make sure you meet the requirements
Your school must:
- Be a licensed driver training school that is actively providing classroom and/or behind-the-wheel instruction.
- Have the required insurance coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence for vehicles and premises.
Schools that want to administer both portions of the driver licensing exam
To administer both portions, your school must have a Master Examiner or Certified Examiner on staff to administer driver licensing exams and have at least 2 test routes.
Schools that only want to offer the knowledge portion of the driver licensing exam
Your school must have a Knowledge Examiner if your school plans to offer only the knowledge exam.
2. Gather the required documents
You'll need all of the following:
- A completed Request to Administer Driver License Exams form
- A completed Driver Training Schools Examinations Site Information form, which must list all branch locations where you'll conduct exams
- Turn-by-turn directions for all test routes for the skills exam (you must have at least 2 routes)
- Proof of your most recent instruction for teens (schools that offer only adult education should provide proof of adult instruction)
Documentation of your school's exam policies
You must provide documentation of your school's exam policies, including:
- The Department's authorization to re-test
- Exam requirements
- Exam fees
- Refund policy
- Retesting policies
- Complaint procedures
3. Apply online
Apply to administer licensing exams online.
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Related laws and rules
- Driver training schools (WAC 308-108)
- Administration of knowledge and skills testing by driver training schools (WAC 308-110)
- Instructor Examiner's Guidelines and Requirements