What is the website for the Department of Licensing? 

Department of Licensing Website Link

How do I get my Permit or License? 

Follow these links for more information about the process in getting your drivers license or permit. 

How to get your Driver's License

How to get your Instruction Permit

Proof of Identification Needed

Pre-Apply for Instruction Permit

What if my child just moved to the state of Washington? 

They will need to complete Washington's requirements for getting a license. 

DOL License Requirements

What services do you offer? 

  • Washington State approved Traffic Safety Education
  • Class Instruction for Teens and Adults
  • Private Driving Instruction for Teens and Adults
  • DOL Written Test
  • DOL Driving Test

How frequently are classes offered? 

Classes are offered about every 6 weeks avoiding major holidays. Weekend classes are sometimes offered based on the demand of enrolled students. 

What should I bring to class? 

Aloha Driving Schools provides all course material. It is reccomended, for student success, that each student bring a positive learning attitude and a pen/pencil to each class.

What methods of payment are accepted? 

Cash, checks, or debit/credit cards

Can I get a refund? 

Yes, if requested before the first day of class. 

Can my child bring a lunch? 

Yes, food and drinks are allowed in the classroom as long as the student cleans up after themselves. 

Do you have any discounts? 

Yes, there is a buddy discount given if you sign up with a friend and a military discount.

How do you schedule behind the wheel instruction lessons? 

Behind the Wheel (BTW) driving lessons are scheduled concurrently with the classroom portion of the course. They are also scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Students must present a current instruction permit before each drive and will not be allowed to schedule a driving lesson with out proof of an instruction permit. 

Driving lessons will be scheduled with enough time between for students to practice what they learned at home. Students will not be allowed to schedule more than one drive a day and they can not scheldule all their required drives in one week. 

How old do you have to be to enroll in Drivers Education? 

The student must be 15 years old. 

How long does it take to complete the course? 

Each course requires 30 hours of classroom time and six hours of Behind The Wheel (BTW) instruction with a certified instructor. The classroom portion takes five weeks to complete. BTW's should be completed shortly after, if not during the classroom course. 

Is there homework? 

Yes, homework will be collected and graded as part of passing the course. 

Can I take this course online? 

No. The DOL currently does not allow for online driving courses.

How far in advance must I sign up for the course? 

Students may register for a class as soon as it is posted. Classes are limited to 25 students, and regestration closes as soon as the last spot has been filled. (Classes usually fill up at least two weeks before the first day of class, but often fill up more than a month in advance)

Are all the driver instructors certified with the Department of Licensing (DOL)?

Yes, all instructors go through exstensive training to become a certified drivering instructor. They must also pass a written and a driving test with the DOL as well as have a safe driving record. All instructors have had background checks done and take must continuing education courses in order to give the best instruction possible. 

Do all vehicles have dual brake control sytems? 

Yes, all vehicles used for Behind the Wheel (BTW) driving lessons have dual brake control systems for the safety of the instructor and the student. The vehicles are all equipped with airbags, anti-lock brakes, and other standard safety systems. Vehicles are well maintained and inspected periodically for safety.

What happens if I miss a class?

Students need to make every effort to attend each class as scheduled. We do understand that there are family emergencies and illnesses and do allow make up sessions. The student will have to complete a make up packet along with making up any class they missed. There is no cost for make up classes.

When is my teen elligable to get their permit? How long is it valid? 

Teens are elligable to get their permit at age 15 if they are enrolled in a drivers education course and given a waiver. If the teen is not enrolled in a drivers education course they must wait until they are 15 1/2 and take a knowledge test at the DOL. The instruction permit lasts for one year. 

What is a waiver? 

A waiver is a form given by the driving school that allows registered students to go the Department of License with proof of identity, parent, and payment to obtain their instruction permit without taking the knowledge test. Proof of Identification Needed


The DOL has gone to a paperless waiver and you will need to pre-apply online for your PIC # then phone, Fax, or bring the PIC number to Aloha Driving Schools so we can process the waiver. (no sooner than 10 days before their class starts)

Pre-Apply for Instruction Permit

What are the restrictions for a graduated license?

For the first six months a licensed driver under the age of 18 cannot drive passengers under the age of 20, unless they are immediate family. For the next six months they cannot carry more than three passengers unless they are immediate family.

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