Washington DMV Test Prep
Use the following WA(Washington) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.
Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a DMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for Washington.
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.
WA Lane Change
How do you change lanes? Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.
Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.
Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.
Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.
How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.
Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.
Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.
Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE WA permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.
Applying for your WA License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Washington?
In Washington, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 15.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Washington?
If it is your first time applying for a license in Washington, you will need to have:
- Proof of Identity: Find a list of documents based on age at http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/idproof.html
- Parental Authorization Statement- if under 18.
- Signed certificate from driving instructor, if enrolled in a driver’s education class.
- Proof of address
- Social Security number
How do I contact my nearest Washington DOL office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at local Washington DOL offices. Here’s a list of Washington DOL offices.
Getting Ready for Your WA Permit Test
On the Washington permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about Washington state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Washington Driver’s Manual and cover a range of topics including vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs, and markers, parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability, and more. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.
What is the best way to study for the Washington permit test?
Although the WA driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Washington permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE WA DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you answer a question, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE WA DMV marathon test and WA DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.
Is driver’s education required in order to get an Washington learner’s permit?
No, but if you want to get the permit at the age of 15, you must complete driver’s ed. If you’re not enrolled in driver’s ed, you must be at least the age of 15.5 to get a permit.
Is there a mobile Washington DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?
Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Practice Test app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
How many questions are on the Washington DMV Test?
The Washington permit test consists of 40 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the Washington DMV Test?
You must score 32 out of 40 questions correctly to pass the Washington permit test.
Taking Your WA Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in Washington?
To sign up for your permit test in Washington, simply find a local DOL office when you’re ready to apply.
Which DOL office should I go to take my permit test in Washington?
It doesn’t matter which DOL office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DOL office nearest to them. To find out where the DOL offices are located at, visit the DOL Offices page.
How do I pass the Washington permit test?
To pass your Washington permit test, you are expected to know Washington traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Washington Driver’s License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.
There are 40 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 80% in order to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s handbook during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.
I failed my Washington permit test, what should I do?
If you failed your written test, you won’t be given a permit. The first time you fail, you can take it again in 4 hours. The second time you fail, you can take it again in 1 day. You must pay a fee each time you retake it. Check with your testing location for the exact amount.
I passed my Washington permit test! Now what?
If you are under 16 years old you must hold on to your permit for at least 6 months and be at least 16 years old before you can apply for your license. During that time you must complete at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with 10 of those hours being at night.
When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, if you’re under 16 years you must hold on to your permit for at least 6 months and be at least 16 years old. If you obtained your license at 16 years old or older you must hold on to your permit for at least 6 months.
During this time period, you must complete at least 50 hours of behind the wheel practice. 10 of those hours must be at night.
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Washington with a learner's permit?
You cannot have passengers under 20 in the car with you for the first six months unless they are immediate family. After the first six months to twelve months, you can’t have more than 3 people in your car under 20 years old. You must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 with at least 5 years of driving experience when you’re driving with a permit. You can’t drive between 1 am and 5 am unless you are accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old.
New to Washington
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Washington from another state？
Usually no road test is required. However, that is up to the discretion of the examiner. You have 30 days after moving to Washington to get a Washington driver’s license.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Washington?
Yes, you may drive with you out-of-state learner’s permit in Washington. You must adhere to the rules of both your home state and Washington.
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Washington?
If you have further questions regarding driving in Washington, you should visit the Washington DOL website.