Steps to Getting Your First License

Demo Driver's License

  1. Pre-Apply online for a Confirmation ID and save time in the office.
  2. Obtain an Instruction Permit.
  3. Requirements:
    Age 15 to 15 ½ years of age:
    • Certificate of enrollment from the driver training school or instructor. Register for ABC Driving School’s Teen Driving Course.
    • Parent’s signature granting permission for the instruction permit.
    Age 15 ½ to 17 years of age:
    • Pass the driver’s knowledge test. Schedule an appointment to take a test.
    • Parent’s signature granting permission for the instruction permit.
    Age 18 years of age or older:
  4. Pass a Teen Driving Course
  5. Register for a Teen Driving Course with ABC Driving School.
    Requirements:
    • A total of 30 hours of classroom instruction, with a maximum of 2 hours/day.
    • A minimum of 6 hours of practice driving, with a maximum of 1 hour/day.
    • A minimum of 1 hour of behind-the-wheel observation.
  6. Driving Practice
  7. Requirements:
    • Obtain an Instruction Permit before practicing Behind the Wheel.
    • 50 hours of total out-of-class practice time
    • 10 hours of nighttime driving
    • Adult in driver’s seat must be a 5-year licensed driver. (Their license must be valid but doesn’t have to be a Washington State driver license.)
  8. Pass a Certified Washington State Knowledge Test, which can be done at ABC Driving School and DOL Testing Center. Schedule an appointment.
  9. Have an Instruction Permit for a minimum of 6 months.
  10. Must be 16 years of age.
  11. Pass a Certified Washington State Skills Test (Behind the Wheel), which can be done at ABC Driving School and DOL Testing Center. Schedule an appointment..
  12. Get Your Picture Taken
At the Shoreline DOL office (18551 Aurora Ave N), you can complete the final steps:
  • Pass a vision test
  • Decide if you would like to register as an organ donor
  • Get your picture taken
  • Be sure to bring a parent, proof of ID and a Social Security Number.

You are now ready to get on the road.