The driving test measures your ability to drive legally and safely. An examiner rides with you to evaluate your driving. They won’t try to confuse, trick, or ask you to do anything illegal. These videos may help you:
- Driving Test 1: Pre-test
(2 min 56 sec)
- Driving Test 2: Backing maneuver
(2 min 17 sec)
- Driving Test 3: Parallel Parking
(2 min 26 sec)
- Driving Test 4: Lane change and turning
(1 min 48 sec)
What will I be tested on?
You’ll be tested on:
- Starting your vehicle.
- Leaving the curb, do you signal and wait until it’s safe to re-enter traffic?
- Controlling the vehicle, do you:
- Use the gas pedal, brake, steering wheel, and other controls correctly?
- Change your speed to suit the number and speed of other vehicles, pedestrians, road conditions, weather conditions, construction, amount of light, and the distance you can see ahead?
- Driving in traffic, do you:
- Use the proper lane?
- Signal to change lanes?
- Change lanes carefully?
- Follow other vehicles at a safe distance?
- Turn your head and look back before changing lanes?
- Signal the proper distance before turning?
- Obeying traffic signals and signs, do you:
- Turn into the proper lane without cutting the lane or going wide into the improper lane?
- Driving through blind or crowded intersections, do you:
- Scan carefully for signs, signals, pedestrians, and other vehicles?
- Yield and take the right-of-way correctly?
- Do you stop smoothly and at the right spot?
- Can you stop quickly and safely in an emergency?
- Backing up
- Do you look over your right shoulder?
- Can you back in a straight line?
- Do you have complete control of your car?
- Judging distance, do you stay a safe distance away from:
- Other cars when following or passing, or
- People walking or riding on the roadway?
- Respecting the rights of others
- Are you courteous to other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists?
- Do you pay full attention to the driving task?
- Performing specific maneuvers, can you successfully complete all of the following?
- Arms signals for right/left turns and slow or stop. (You may use arm signals during the test.)
- A brake reaction test/emergency stop.
- Parking on a hill.
- Parallel parking.
- Simulating backing out of driveway or alley into traffic using a corner.
As a result of recent legislation, effective July 1, 2021, child care licensing fees will be suspended until June 30, 2023.
All licensees must submit the following 30 days prior to the anniversary date of the license:
- Child Care Licensing Fee
- Declaration of Compliance before licensee’s anniversary date.
- All background check applications on the established schedule — every three years and when a new person is hired or, for family homes, moves into the home, or a household member turns 13.
Child Care Licensing Fees
There is an annual fee to obtain or maintain a child care license. RCW 43.215.255 authorizes the charging of licensing fees and setting the fee amounts. Fee increases must be approved by the Legislature before a new amount may charged.
- Family home child care: $30 per year
- Child care centers and school-age center programs: $125 per year for the first 12 children, plus $12 per year for each child after the first 12, up to the maximum number of children the facility is licensed to care for (the “licensed capacity”).
The DSHS Financial Services Administration (FSA) sends annual fee notices to licensees about 90 days before the annual license fee is due. If you did not receive an invoice, contact your local Early Learning office before you mail a check. Without an invoice, FSA cannot determine where to apply your payment, and you may not be credited. Staff can give you the proper information to include with your payment.
Please mail your check and invoice to:
Financial Services Administration
PO Box 9501
Olympia, WA 98507-9501
As a result of recent legislation, effective July 1, 2021, child care licensing fees will be suspended until June 30, 2023.
The early learning program licensing process begins with an online orientation, where the information will be available in two e-learning modules. The online modules are available in English, Spanish and Somali.
- Module One
- Module Two
Upon completion of the first module, you will:
Have a general understanding of why quality early learning care is important Be able to identify the different roles within the early learning community Be able to identify the different licensed facility types Identify the ages that early learning programs serve Have a general understanding of Washington’s quality rating improvement system
Upon completion of the second module, you will:
Learn the difference between WAC and RCW, and how to navigate the WAC Understand the requirements for your facility to be licensed or certified Identify the education requirements for the different early learning provider roles Identify the variables involved in developing your business Identify what a licensing visit looks like and the expectations of the licensee Understand the application process and timelines Understand the role of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families
If you require another language besides English, Spanish or Somali, or have another special accommodation, please email [email protected] with the following information and our orientation team will get in contact with you:
Your full name Phone number Email address Physical address of the early learning program Anticipated date of opening program
For information about participating in orientation for a school-age only site, visit the page below and follow the instructions:
Thank you for your interest in child care licensing. If you have completed the child care licensing orientation and are ready to apply for a license, please email a copy of the orientation completion certificate(s) to [email protected] to get access to the provider portal and online application.
If you have additional questions about child care licensing (such as WAC questions or the licensing process), please contact [email protected]
If you want to know the status of your submitted application and it has been at least six days, please contact your licensor or your local licensing office.
You can now apply for a first-time driver instruction permit online!
Due to COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee waived the instruction permit requirement for in-person signatures. If you already have an appointment to get your instruction permit, log into your account and cancel the appointment.
How to Apply on License eXpress
First, you need to create a License eXpress account if you don’t already have one. If you don’t have a Washington ID card, you’ll need to pre-apply online to get a driver license number.
Next, you need to get a driver training school knowledge test waiver or pass the knowledge test. To get the knowledge test waiver, you should enroll in a driver training school program. You’ll need to provide the school with your driver license number. If you decide to complete the knowledge test, you can do so at a driver licensing office (where offered) or driver training school.
After you finish steps 1 and 2, return to License eXpress where you’ll see a new link: “Get your instruction permit.” This will allow you to get your permit online.
If you are under 18 years old, you’ll need a parent to attest to your identity. Once everything gets filled out, submit your electronic signature and payment. This will complete the transaction.
Receiving Non-Photo Instruction Permits
Once you’ve completed everything online, you can print a temporary non-photo instruction permit. You must carry it with you. The permit will get issued the date of the completed transaction.
You should keep the temporary permit with you until the card arrives in the mail. It should get there within 7 – 10 days.
Getting a Driver License in the Future
When you’re ready to get your first-time driver license, you’ll still need to make an appointment at a driver licensing office. The non-photo permit won’t be acceptable as proof-of-identity since it does not have a photo.
If you need more help, call 360.902.3900. Please be patient, as call volume is high.
What is a reseller permit?
Reseller permits are distributed by the State and allow:
- Retailers and wholesalers to purchase items for resale without paying sales tax.
- Manufacturers to purchase ingredients or components that are used to create a new article for sale without paying sales tax.
In order to receive a resellers permit, you must have the appropriate:
- Business licenses in Washington.
- Labor and Industry’s contractor’s license (if applicable).
Reseller permits are generally valid for four years. However, permits are valid for only two years if any of the following apply:
- You are a contractor.
- Your business has been open for less than 12 months.
- Your business has not reported gross income in the last 12 months.
- Your business was on active non-reporting status at the time the application was received.
- Your business has failed to file tax returns any time during the last 12 months.
Expiration notice: If your business’s permit will not be automatically renewed, you will receive a notice to apply for a new reseller permit approximately 90 days before your permit expires.
Key things to know about reseller permits:
- Permit numbers: Are unique to each business. The last two digits of the permit number are the year it expires.
- Effective dates: Are listed in the upper-right corner.
- Buyers using a reseller permit: Misuse of a permit may result in penalties for the buyer and the permit may be revoked. Anyone found using a permit inappropriately will owe the tax due and a 50 percent penalty—even if there was no fraud intended.
- Sellers accepting a reseller permit: During an audit, failure to have a valid, current reseller permit or documentation on file may result in the reclassification of the sale from wholesaling to retailing B&O tax. The business will owe retail sales tax for that sale.
Buyers: Using a reseller permit
If your business has been issued a reseller permit you are responsible for ensuring that the permit is used properly. Use your reseller permit to buy only those items that you resell in the regular course of your business. When you resell those items to consumers, you must collect Washington state and local sales tax and then submit that tax to the Department. For industry specific information on how to use reseller permits, see our Industry guides.
Reseller permits may be used to buy:
- Merchandise and inventory for resale without being used by the buyer first.
- Ingredients, components, or chemicals used in processing new products for sale.
- Feed, seed, seedlings, fertilizer, and spray materials if you are a farmer.
- Materials and contract labor for retail/wholesale construction.
Reseller permit misuse
Businesses may not use a reseller permit to buy:
- Items for personal or household use.
- Items to be given away.
- Items used in the business, such as supplies and equipment.
- Items used by the business in performing the business activity even if billed to customers.
- Tools or equipment, (unless you are in the business of directly reselling or renting out such items).
- Materials and contract labor for public road construction or U.S. government contracting.
- Equipment rentals.
Misuse of a permit may result in penalties for the buyer and the permit may be revoked. Anyone found using a permit inappropriately will owe the tax due and a 50 percent penalty—even if there was no fraud intended.
If you buy goods to resell but you either don’t have a reseller permit, or your permit has expired, you have the following options:
- Pay sales tax on your purchases and then take a Taxable Amount for Tax Paid at Source deduction on your tax return when you report the sale of those specific items.
- Pay sales tax on your purchases and then request a refund directly from the Department.
Sellers: Accepting a reseller permit
Every business that sells at wholesale must obtain a valid reseller permit or other documentation for each customer that buys without paying retail sales tax. Sellers must maintain proper documentation for all wholesale sales for 5 years after the date of sale, and have up to 120 days from the date of the sale to collect the documentation.
In the event of an audit, you will be asked to provide documentation to support your wholesale sales. Documentation options include:
- A copy of the reseller permit.
- A printout of the customer’s information from our Business Lookup Tool. Use this service to look up one business record at a time.
- The record received through the Reseller Permit Verification Service, exported and saved. Use this free service for looking up multiple records.
Sellers may also accept other approved exemption certificates from customers. To be valid, these certificates must be properly completed and signed by the customer.
If the buyer does not have a valid reseller permit or does not provide an approved exemption certificate, you must collect and remit sales tax.
During an audit, failure to have a valid, current reseller permit or documentation on file may result in the reclassification of the sale from wholesaling to retailing B&O tax. The business will owe sales tax for that sale.
You have the right to refuse to make tax-exempt sales if you have reason to believe the customer is misusing their reseller permit, is not reselling the items purchased, or the permit is expired or otherwise not valid.
We recommend verifying your customers’ reseller permit information at least once per year.
ISA certification and certificate programs offer a standards-based learning approach to critical topics within the automation industry. Certificate programs increase professional recognition and validate specific knowledge areas such as safety and cybersecurity, while certification programs provide an objective, third-party assessment and confirmation of your skills and experience.
Benefits for Individuals
- Documents education, knowledge, and experience
- Provides an objective, third-party assessment of skill level
- Provides a tangible way to validate industry experience
- Increases preparation for additional job responsibilities
Benefits for Employers
- Recognizes automation professionals with the appropriate credentials and helps accelerate workforce development
- Provides hiring and promoting qualifications for managers
- Promotes safety and efficiency
- Improves productivity and increases ROI by impacting mission-critical decisions
ISA offers the following certification programs. When you earn ISA certification, you will receive a digital badge and can be listed in the ISA credential directory.
Earning an ISA certification demonstrates your mastery of working with a standardized body of automation knowledge. By verifying your expertise with ISA—the global leader in automation education and training—you can showcase your automation proficiency to employers and stand out among your peers. These programs leverage the Automation Competency Model, which outlines the core skills needed to excel in today’s automation environments.
ISA certificate programs are designed to increase knowledge and skills across a broad range of topics including cybersecurity, safety instrumented systems, automation project management, and many others. We offer certificate programs based on industry-developed job performance criteria and IEC adopted standards.
- Automation Project Management Specialist – New
- CAP Associate
- CST Associate
Learn more about our certificate programs and how they can add value to your career.
Support of the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) License Program
ISA supports the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) License, a specialized Professional Engineering (PE) license recognized in the United States for engineers working in automation and control. ISA offers training courses and review materials to help engineers prepare for state boards’ exams held each October. Learn about the CSE Licensure Preparation Program.
Product Certification and Conformance
For over 75 years, ISA has been developing international standards for the industrial automation and control systems industry. Currently, ISA runs two conformity programs based on third-party conformity assessment and/or certification.
- The ISA Security Compliance Institute manages the ISASecure ® cybersecurity certification program, which certifies to ISA/IEC 62443 standards.
- The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute manages the ISA100 Wireless Compliant ® program, which certifies wireless sensors and infrastructure devices to the ISA100.11a-2011 (IEC 62734) standard.
Together, these programs establish that a product meets expectations regarding safety, security, performance, and other essential criteria. For more information or questions about these programs, please contact Andre Ristaino.
We are reopening more driver licensing offices on Monday, July 13. Sixteen more locations are resuming in-person services by appointment only. That will bring the total number of reopened offices statewide to 29.
We closed driver licensing offices in late March due to COVID-19 concerns. We began to reopen offices in June with 13 locations.
Next to reopen are:
- Mount Vernon
- Seattle Downtown
- Smokey Point
- Spokane Valley
- Vancouver East
- White Salmon
Offices are operating at reduced capacity. Social distancing and other safety measures are in place.
We urge you to go online or call the Customer Service Center (360-902-3900), if possible, to get what you need. We are always expanding our online services.
Appointments are only for services that you can’t get online, by phone, or by mail. Please be patient, as appointments are very limited.
Services offered by appointment only include:
- First-time driver license, including knowledge and skills testing (where offered).
- First-time identification card.
- Enhanced driver license (EDL) and enhanced ID (EID).
- Name change on license/ID.
- Instruction permit.
- Commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP).
- Agricultural permit, including knowledge and skills testing (where offered).
- Reinstatement, including knowledge and skills testing (where offered).
- Occupational restricted license.
- Driver training school instructor test.
Please keep in mind that the REAL ID enforcement date is now Oct. 1, 2021. There will be plenty of time to get a compliant document, such as an EDL or EID, before then.
Most residents, including those under age 24 and over 70, can go online to renew their:
- Identification cards.
- Vehicle registrations.
- Instruction permits.
We extended driver licenses and instruction permits that expire March 1 – June 30, 2020 for 180 days. We also extended those expiring July 1 – Sept. 30, 2020 for 90 days.
Residents can now apply for a first-time instruction permit online.
These extensions also apply to commercial driver licenses (CDL) or commercial learner permits. If your CDL/CLP expires on or after March 1, 2020, we extended its expiration date to Sept. 30, 2020. The extension applies to all CDL types and endorsements.
When more offices will reopen
We’re working within the governor’s Safe Start guidelines to reopen all 55 driver licensing offices. We want to do this as soon – and as safe – as possible. The order of reopening is being determined by factors including:
- Geographic location.
- Community access.
- Volume history.
- Capacity for safe delivery of service.
- Weekdays open.
- Staffing considerations.
Reduced hours due to furloughs
The Governor has ordered mandatory furlough days for state employees. Because of this, we are reducing our days of operation. Reopened offices will close:
- Friday, July 10.
- Friday, July 17.
- Friday, July 24.
We will also close one weekday per month from August – November.
Vehicle Licensing Offices
- Vehicle tabs.
- Boat decals.
- License plates.
- Reports of vehicle sale or transfer of ownership.
- Vehicle/boat registrations.
- Trip permits.
- Replacement titles.
- Disabled parking placards/tabs.
- And more.
VLOs are not staffed by state workers and are not affected by furloughs.
How to make an appointment
Our online, phone, and mail-in services are the first option in most instances.
If an office visit is your only option, you can make an appointment online or call 360.902.3900 for help scheduling one. Appointments at the 16 newly reopened offices will be available starting July 10.
The scheduling system will offer the first available dates. If appointment slots are full, try again the next day. We can’t edit or move an appointment once you make it. If you need a different appointment, you’ll need to cancel your existing one and start over.
When you make your appointment, you’ll get an email confirmation. It will give you instructions on how to check in to a “virtual lobby” when you get to the office. Customers will wait in their vehicle until they get invited into the building. There will be signage.
If you show up without an appointment, you’ll get scheduled for a return visit or redirected as needed.
Health and safety precautions
We are implementing several health and safety practices at driver licensing offices, including:
- We will screen our employees for symptoms and wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
- You are required to wear a cloth facial covering over your mouth and nose.
- We will ask you about symptoms and to wash your hands or use sanitizer before entering.
- We will maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
- We will install plastic barriers at service counters.
- There will be 6 feet of distance between chairs in our lobby and 6-foot markers outside the main entrance.
- Regular sanitizing of high-touch surfaces/areas will take place.
- If you show signs of illness, we will ask you to leave.
- We will let you know about requirements before scheduling an appointment.
- There may be other requirements for skills tests.
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