DOL Approved Testing



    *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 driver license or permit needs, both of which are required for a driver license. Once both tests are passed, scores are entered with in 24 hours in the Washington State Department of Licensing on-line portal, and participants can visit a Department of Licensing location to obtain their official driver  license.

     Test fees:

     Knowledge Tests: $25 per Exam

     Skills Test:  $35 per Exam


     A form of identification and completion from 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. Click on this link: https://secure.dol.wa.gov/home/

     2. Click "Join Now."

     3. Follow the directions and complete 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 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 on- line  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 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:  http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/teens.html for more information. Applicants must pre-apply online at https://secure.dol.wa.gov/home/.  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 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 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. For more information on what applicants will be evaluated on, please  visit: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/drivingtest.html.

               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.  For more information see our Sign up and Register page.  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 had your  permit for at  least 6 months and accumulated a minimum of 50 hours of driving practice.

                If you are 18 years or older you are not required to take a Driver 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.


Last Modified on March 12, 2018