Washington Frequently Asked Questions
How old does a person have to be to get a learners permit in the State of Washington?
You need be at least 15 ½ years old to get a learners permit to drive in the State of Washington.
Can anybody take online drivers education in Washington?
Anybody can take Teen Driving Course's online drivers education class to help prepare for their drivers test and to help them become safer and smarter drivers. 

However, if you're wondering if Teen Driving Course satisfies Washington's specific drivers education requirements, you will need to check with the Washington DOL.
What paperwork or documents do I have to bring to the Washington DOL office when I go to take my learners permit test?
Be sure to take the following with you when you go to the drivers license office:

  • Two (2) forms of ID
  • One (1) proof of legal presence
  • One (1) proof of Washington residency
  • Your Social Security Card
  • One of your parents or legal guardians
What if I don’t pass the Washington learners permit test? How many times can I take the test?
You can take your learners permit test as often as you need to until you pass it, although Washington will only allow you to take it once a week.

But don't stress about it-- if you sign up with Teen Driving Course, it's unlikely that you'll even have to deal with this problem. Our Washington online drivers education class prepares you so well for your learners permit test, chances are you'll pass it with flying colors on your first try!


How many questions are on the final exam at the end of the Teen Driving Course class?
There are normally 35 questions, and you'll need to get at least an 80% to pass.  If you don't pass the first time, it's okay--you can take the final exam over and over until you do pass it at no extra cost.

Does Teen Driving Course satisfy all of Washington DOL's requirements?

Teen Driving Course is mainly designed to help you prepare for your drivers test and to help you become a safer and smarter driver.

If you're wondering if Teen Driving Course satisfies Washington's specific drivers education requirements, you will need to check with the Washington DMV.

Teen Driving Course is offered in Washington as a supplemental driver education learning program only. For DOL approval to substitute Driver Ed To Go for a Washington-approved driver education program, you should contact your local Washington DOL office.
How long does it take to get my completion certificate from Teen Driving Course?
Teen Driving Course will mail your completion certificate to you right after you pass your final exam. Delivery time is normally about 3-5 business days. However, you may opt to have your certificate delivered by FedEx for an additional fee. FedEx offers 3rd Day, 2nd Day, and Overnight Delivery service. The choice is yours.
When can I actually start driving?
As soon as you receive your Washington learners' permit, but remember you must be accompanied at all times by a licensed 21-year-old WA driver with five (5) years of driving experience whenever you drive.  This person must be sitting in the front passengers seat. 

How long is the "waiting period" between the time I receive my learners permit and when I can apply for my Washington drivers license?
You will need to be at least 16 years old to apply for a Washington drivers license, and you will need to have had your learners permit for at least six (6) months before you'll be eligible to receive a drivers license.

Will I need to have behind-the-wheel training?
If you're under 18, you will need to successfully complete a state-approved drivers education course which includes behind-the-wheel training from a licensed Washington professional driving instructor.

How many hours of supervised driving do I have to have before I can get my drivers license?
In addition to the behind-the-wheel training you will receive in your state-approved drivers education class, you will need to log a total of 50 hours of driving practice (10 of which must be at night) with proper supervision.  Your parent or legal guardian will need to sign off on your driving practice log and you will be required to submit this log to the Washington DOL at the time you apply for your drivers license.

Is it okay to drive with passengers in the car if I have a Washington learners permit?
Yes, but you must be accompanied by a licensed driver with at least 5 years driving experience, who's actively supervising your driving from the front passenger seat
Can I have passengers in the car after I get my Washington drivers license?
During the first six (6) months after receiving your provisional drivers license, you may not have any passengers who are under age 20 unless they are family members.

During the second six (6) months, you may have up to three (3) non-family passengers who are under age 20.

After the first year, all restrictions on passengers will be lifted.  Please remember to drive safely.

Can I drive alone if I only have a Washington learners permit?
No, you may not drive alone with only a learners permit.  You must be accompanied by a licensed driver who's at least 21, with at least 5 years driving experience, sitting in the front passenger seat, at all times.
What's the fee for taking Teen Driving Course's online drivers ed class?
Our prices vary from season to season.  Please click on "Course Options" to see a complete current listing of our prices.

What if I want a refund from Teen Driving Course? Can I get my money back?
You sure can!  Teen Driving Course stands 100% behind its products. If you decide for whatever reason that our online drivers education class isn't for you, simply let us know before we send out your completion certificate and we'll give you a full refund, with no questions asked.
In Washington, how many opportunities will I have to take the final exam for Teen Driving Course online driver education class?
You have UNLIMITED opportunities to pass Teen Driving Course's Washington online drivers education class final exam at no additional cost!