Washington State (WA) – Practice Permit Test
You can double your chances of passing the WA DOL permit test with Driver’s Prep. Each sample test is easy to use. Every time you start a new practice, 25 questions are randomly picked from a database with 1,000 questions. It gives you plenty of practice for the DOL exam.
After each sample question, you get instant feedback with detailed explanations.
When you prepare for the knowledge test, start by getting the latest version of the Washington State Driver Guide. Get a clear picture of the content and focus on learning the important Washington laws.
After studying the guide, use these practice tests to check your progress and if you are ready for the real driver’s exam or not.
The passing score in Washington is 80 percent. On the real test, this means you must answer 32 out of 40 questions correctly. On our 25-question sample test, you must answer at least 20 questions correctly.
It is a good idea to aim higher on the practice tests. If you can reach above 92 percent on a couple of tests, you are probably ready.
Who Needs to Take the Knowledge Exam?
All first-time applicants must pass the Washington written knowledge test.
When moving to Washington, the knowledge test can be waived 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, you must pass a new vision test. The Department of Licensing can also ask you to take both the knowledge and driving test again, if they find it necessary. Chances increase with age.
What You Need to Know about the 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 can drive on Washington roadways.
The test is based on information found in the Washington Driver Guide. Make sure you read it! Just taking practice tests is not a good idea.
You can take the test at all driver licensing offices. You will use a computerized test station, unless you have notified DOL about any special needs.
The knowledge exam is a multiple-choice test with 40 questions, and you must correctly answer 32 of them to pass (80%). If you don’t pass, there may be a waiting period before you can retest.
Remember, before you can take the exam, you must pre-apply online or at a WA driver license office.
The new 40-question test focus more on distracted driving and the use of cellphones. Both texting and the use of a handheld phone while driving is against the law. Drivers with an intermediate license or instruction permit cannot use any wireless device while driving, not even a hands-free phone.
You will also be asked questions about impaired driving, including the use of marijuana.
Washington State Test on YouTube
DMV Questions in Exam Mode
The 40-question tests in exam mode don’t give you instant feedback. Instead, you get the final score at the end of each test.