• DOL Approved Testing Location*

    *Age is currently restricted to 15-21 year olds

    Driver License Testing

    Sedro-Woolley High School provides the Department of Licensing (DOL) Knowledge exam (written test) and the Skills test (drive test) to those under 21 for a driver's license or permit needs, both of which are required for a driver's license. Once both tests are passed, scores are entered in 24 hours on the Washington State Department of Licensing online portal, and participants can visit a Department of Licensing location to obtain their official driver license.

    Test fees:

    Knowledge (Written)Tests: $30 per Exam

    Skills (Drive)Test: $40 per Exam

    A form of identification and completion of a certified Driving Education Course is required at the time of scheduling for applicants 15-17 years of age who are taking the skills test. (A passing score on the Knowledge test is required prior to the taking of the skills test.) Those who are 18 and older need only provide their Instruction Permit.

    Eligibility for an Instruction Permit Be at least 15 1/2 years old.

    You MUST pre-apply online with the Department of Licensing. (See link below.)

    Completion of Driver Education Course if you're under 18 years of age.

    If under 15 1/2 years of age, a student enrolled in a Driver Education Course will be issued a Permit Waiver 10 days prior to the first day of class. But the completion of a Driver Education Course is required before a Knowledge or Skills test can be given.

    Steps to pre-apply online and obtain your PIC # (license number):

    1.  License eXpress Link

    2. Click "Join Now."

    3. Follow the directions and complete the online application.

    After the pre-applying process, your teen will be provided with a PIC # (license number). Please print out or write down this number.You provide it when you come in to take the Knowledge test (Knowledge tests must be passed before students can take a Skills (drive) test).

    Eligibility for a Skills (Drive)Test

    *To test for a license by taking the Skills (drive) test and you are between 15 & 17 years old, you must:

    • Have successfully completed a Driver Education Course
    • Have an Instruction permit
    • Must have passed the Washington State Knowledge Exam (either at Sedro-Woolley High School or through a state certified Driving School).

    *To test for a License by taking the Skills test and you are 18 years or older, you must:

    • Have taken and passed the Washington State Knowledge Exam. All testing fees must be paid at the time of scheduling through our online payment or cash/check payment at the Sedro-Woolley High School ASB Office. ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

    Terms and Conditions

    To get a Washington State driver's license, applicants are required to pass a Knowledge and Driving test. Sedro Woolley School District is authorized by the Department of Licensing to provide both the Knowledge and Driving tests. Please visit the DOL page for more information. Applicants must pre-apply online. After pre-applying, please print or write down your license number that is given to you.

    Scores for the Knowledge and Driving test will be reported to the Department of Licensing electronically within 24 hours. Passing the Knowledge and Driving tests does not guarantee that an applicant will be issued a driver's license. The Department of Licensing will determine if an applicant has met all licensing requirements. The Department of Licensing reserves the right to retest applicants who complete tests through Sedro Woolley School District. Retesting is done at random at no cost to the applicant.

    Knowledge (Written)Test

    The Knowledge test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions about traffic safety laws. Applicants must answer at least 32 questions correctly in order to pass the test.

    The Knowledge test will be offered at flexible times at Sedro-Woolley High School. For more information, see our Sign up and Register page. Payment is required at the time of scheduling. Your license number, which is provided at the time of pre-applying, is required at the time of testing.

    Driving Test

    The Driving test (skills test) will test applicants’ ability to drive legally and safely. Applicants must pass the driving test with a score of 80 or better out of 100 possible points. More information on what applicants will be evaluated on can be found here.

    Applicants will use Sedro-Woolley TSE vehicles for the driving test and a signed Hold Harmless Agreement from the student and parent is required for testing. Our cars are Ford Fusions with automatic transmissions.

    The Skills test will be offered at flexible times at Sedro-Woolley High School. Payment is required at the time of scheduling.


    To receive a license in the state of Washington you must be at least 16 years old, and must have passed the following: Driver Education Course with a Certificate of Completion, the Knowledge (written) exam and the Skills (drive) test. You will also need to have your permit for at least 6 months and accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of driving practice.

    If you are 18 years or older, you are not required to take a Driver's Education Course, although it is recommended. But you are required to have passed the Knowledge exam and the Skills test. Testing is restricted to those 21 and under.