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WA Written & Drive Tests

We offer both the official written & drive tests for Washington State at our Auburn, Federal Way, and Maple Valley locations. Take your test today!
Call us at 425-890-0000 to make an appointment!


Written and Drive Test, Knowledge and Skills Exam - Auburn



We offer appointments for state testing between 9am and 8pm, Monday thru Saturday (closed Sunday).


If you don't see your question here, please email us or call us at
425-890-0000. We're here to help you!


How much does it cost?

In Auburn, Federal Way, or Maple Valley:

  • $25 to take the written test (3 attempts)
  • $35 to take the drive test (in your car)
  • $50 to take the drive test (in our car)

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit cards, Discover, AMEX, & cash.

Worried about passing the driving test?
Consider our Warmup Bundle. Just $80 for 1/2 hour practice with our instructor in our car, followed by the state drive test. This bundle includes the guided practice, use of our car, and the actual drive test.


This is a great option if you have not attended a driving school, and want to get comfortable in the our car. Be sure to watch the videos on the driving exam maneuvers.



When can I take the tests?

At both locations, we offer times by appointment only, but there are plenty of available times. Generally, you can test with us in as little as an hour from the time you call (425-890-0000). We offer appointment times from Mon-Sat, as early as 8am and as late as 8pm.


What languages do you offer?
The knowledge (written) test is offered in English, Español, Korean, Chinese, Russian, and Japanese languages.

The driving exam is offered in English and Español. For speakers of other languages, we do our best to keep it simple and easy. We will go over the basic commands with you prior to the test, and make sure we understand each other before the test begins. We also use hand gestures and diagrams to help, and we promise to be very patient and friendly at all times!



Where are you located?
We have three locations that offer testing:

1833 Auburn Way North
Auburn, WA 98002
(Behind Jimmy John's & Aamco)
Click here for Google Maps directions

Federal Way
32036 23rd Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(across from the mall & McDonald's)
Click here for Google Maps directions

Maple Valley

22035 SE Wax Rd, Suite 20
Maple Valley, WA 98038
(Next to the post office & Taco Time)
Click here for Google Maps directions


What is required to take the written test?
You must:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Have a WA permit, or a state ID number issued by the state DOL
  • If you don't have one, get it here

What is required to take the driving test?
You must:

  • Have succesfully passed the written test, 80% or higher
  • Have a vehicle to use, plus valid auto insurance (bring proof)
  • Have a WA permit, or a reference ID issued by the state DOL


If you do not have a Washington driver's permit or a valid license from another country, we can issue you a temporary authorization to drive.


Your vehicle must be in good working order, including:

  • The brakes and all 3 brake lights
  • Turn signals
  • Seat belts
  • Passenger door
  • No cracks on the windshield
  • Valid tabs
  • Driver door window (so you can use hand signals)
  • Windshield wipers, headlights, and defrosters if weather requires
  • Mirrors - Outside left and rearview, or two outside mirrors


What should I expect for the tests?
The written test consists of 25 multiple-choice questions on paper, and has taken most of our students about 15 minutes to complete. You'll need to read the driver's guide several times to get comfortable with the test questions. Get the PDF Driver's Guide here.


The driving test measures your ability to drive legally and safely. An examiner will ride with you to evaluate your driving to see that you maintain control of your car and obey the rules of the road. The examiner won’t try to confuse you, trick you, or ask you to do anything illegal. Your driving will be scored during the entire test.


Here are some helpful videos that cover the driving test:
(you can also view them on our site here)
Backing Maneuver
Parallel Parking
Lane Change and Turning


We will also cover things like proper use of turn signals, yielding the right-of-way when required, parking on a hill (remember which way to turn your wheels!), turning into the correct lane, scanning intersections, stopping correctly, proper speed and following distance.



How is my score recorded?

We enter your score into the DOL computer system immediately after your test completion. The score will be visible at all DOL locations within 1 minute or less after the score is entered.



What happens if I don't pass the test?
* For the written exam, we offer two make-up tests at no extra charge.
* For the driving exam, you would need to pay for an additional test, but we'll also review the previous one with you, and help you learn how to pass the next one!

For more info or to set an appointment,
call us at 425-890-0000


WA State Written and Driving Exams Tests


Click here for the state
Online Practice Test (5 questions)


Click here to pre-register for a WA permit or driver's license


Driver's Guide Manuals

"It was sooo much easier taking the drive test in my own city. I wasn't surprised or nervous, since I live here!"
-Sarah F., Maple Valley

"I like that the written test on paper rather than the touchscreen computers. I could skip over questions until I was ready to come back to them"
- Cody P., Maple Valley

"You guys were so nice and helpful before the test, and I am really glad I took it here."
- Nicole S., Maple Valley

Call us today!