Washington State (WA) Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode has 25 random questions based on the handbook and real WA DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the Washington Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in Washington is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
Who Needs to Take the Washington Knowledge Exam?
All first-time applicants must pass the Washington knowledge test of traffic safety laws.
When moving to Washington, you may not need to take the knowledge test if you hold a valid out-of-state license. If you are under 18, you must show us proof that you have completed a driver-training course meeting Washington standards.
If you hold an out-of-country license you are usually required to pass all examinations. Knowledge and drive test are waived if you hold a valid driver's license from British Columbia, Germany, South Korea, or Taiwan.
When renewing your license, a new vision test is required. DOL may also require you to take both the knowledge and driving test again, if they find it necessary.
What You Need to Know about Washington Written Test
The purpose of the knowledge test is to verify that you understand road signs, traffic laws, and safe-driving practices before you drive on Washington roadways.
The test is based on information found in the Washington Driver Guide.
Tests are offered at driver licensing offices and will be given at a computerized test station, unless you have notified DOL about special needs.
The test is a multiple-choice test with 40 questions, and you must correctly answer 32 of them to pass the test (80%). If you do not pass, there may be a waiting period before you can retest.
Before you can take the written knowledge test, you must pre-apply online or at a WA driver license office.