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Washington Practice Permit Test

Do you see yourself driving through Seattle? You’ll need to pass your Washington state driving test first. Passing the test can be difficult, but preparing ahead of time will ensure success. That’s why we designed our Washington drivers practice test with you in mind.

All of our practice exams are fully equipped to help you succeed, with complete answer explanations for every question, and exams on specific topics such as Washington road signs.

By preparing early, you’ll be driving through Washington state in no time. Start by answering some questions below.

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Washington Permit Practice Tests

Quiz yourself with our free Washington DOL practice tests which are listed below. There is no registration required and the exams are 100% free. You will have access to the answer explanations at the end – use them to learn why an answer was right or wrong.

Washington Road Signs

Take our WA road signs practice test linked below. This exam includes only road signs questions and will help you prepare for any signs you may see on your exam.

About the Washington Permit Test

The Washington permit driving test is made up of 40 total questions. Of those 40 questions, individuals will need to answer 32 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 80%.

Individuals must be at least 15 years of age to take the Washington permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the Washington permit test:

  1. Pre-apply for your Washington ID number
  2. Apply for your permit in person
  3. Provide proper documentation
  4. Pass vision test
  5. Pass knowledge test
  6. Get your photo taken
  7. Pay fees
  8. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the Washington DOL, you will need to provide proof of your name, age, and address. Typical documents you can use include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • 1099 Form, W2 Statement or Paystub
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship

Please be sure to check the Official Washington DOL Site for complete details.

In addition, you will typically need to have a parent or guardian present if you are under the age of 18.

After you receive your learners permit, you will need to complete some general requirements to get your full driver’s license. In the state of Washington, you will need to complete 30 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 50 hours of supervised driving hours.

Washington Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 40 questions on the Washington permit test.

For the WA written test, you must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 32 questions

You may apply for a permit in Washington when you are at least 15 years old.

You can get your license in Washington when you have waited at least 6 months after you received your permit.

You can get your license in Washington when you have had the following supervised driving time: 50 hours, 10 of which must be at night.

The minimum age for a driver’s license in Washington is: 16

In Washington you will have the following restrictions on your driver’s license –

Nighttime Restrictions: 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: first 6 months—no passengers younger than 20; second 6 months—no more than 3 passengers younger than 20 secondary enforcement.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months of license or age 18.

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months of license or age 18.

In Washington, permit applicants must be enrolled in driver education; otherwise, the minimum permit age is 15.5.

In Washington, driver education is required for license applicants younger than 18. In Washington, intermediate license holders with a crash or violation history are ineligible for an unrestricted license until age 18.

Gianni Evangelisti
Gianni has been working in the test prep industry for 6+ years. Gianni has created test prep materials across multiple different exam categories.