What is the website for the Department of Licensing?
How do I get my Permit or License?
Follow these links for more information about the process in getting your drivers license or permit.
What if my child just moved to the state of Washington?
They will need to complete Washington's requirements for getting a license.
What services do we offer?
Washington State approved Traffic Safety Education
Class Instruction for Teens and Adults
Private Driving Instruction for Teens and Adults
DOL Knowledge Test (Written Test)
DOL Driving Test
What are the vehicle requirements for the drive test?
We recommend you use your personal vehicle to take the test in, since that will be what you will be normally driving. If you use your personal vehicle make sure you have proof of valid car insurance and that your car is legal to drive. This includes but is not limited to: current vehicle registration (tabs), ALL lights working (brake, blinkers, reverse, headlights, taillights), at least the drivers side mirror and either the passenger or rear view mirror, and working driver and front passenger seat belts.
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 recommended, for student success, that each student bring a positive learning attitude and bring a pen/pencil to each class.
What methods of payment are accepted?
Cash, checks, or debit/credit cards.
Can I get a refund?
Written Tests are fully refundable.
Driving Tests are fully refundable if canceled at least 24 hours in advanced, otherwise there is a $30 fee.
Classes are refundable if requested before the first day of class, minus a $30 processing fee.
Can my child bring a lunch?
Yes, food and drinks are allowed in the classroom as long as the student cleans up after themselves.
What is parent orientation? DO i need to attend?
Your parent orientation will be held on the Monday evening before the first day of class from 7pm-8pm. It is important for a parent/guardian of the student to attend. This time is for the parents/guardians to learn about the course and what their role in supporting their student through the course will be. Unless the student is an adult and attending on their own behalf, we ask that students do not attend.
Do you have any discounts?
Yes, students may obtain either a buddy discount or a military discount of $30 off the drivers education course.
How do you schedule behind the wheel instruction lessons?
Behind the Wheel (BTW) driving lessons, also called drives, are scheduled concurrently with the classroom portion of the course. Drives are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be scheduled online or by contacting the office.
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 are allowed to schedule the max of one drive per day. It is highly recommended that drives are spaced a week or more apart.
How old do you have to be to enroll in Drivers Education?
The student must be 15 years old by the first day of class.
How long does it take to complete the course?
Each course requires 30 hours of classroom time, one hour of Behind The Wheel (BTW) Observation with a certified instructor, and six hours of 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 registration 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 extensive training to become a certified driving 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 must take continuing education courses in order to give the best instruction possible.
Do all vehicles have dual brake control SYSTEMS?
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 we do allow make up sessions. The student will have to complete a make up packet along with making up any class time they missed. There is no cost for make up classes.
When is my teen ELIGIBLE to get their permit? How long is it valid?
Teens are eligible to get their permit at age 15 IF they are enrolled in a drivers education course. We provide a permit waiver in this situation. If the teen is not enrolled in a drivers education course they must wait until they are 15 1/2 and they must take a knowledge test. The instruction permit lasts for one year.
What is a permit 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)
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.