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How to apply for WDL number?

To obtain your WA permit, you can follow these steps for a successful process:

  1. Go to and log in.

  2. Click on "License Express" and then "Join now".

  3. Choose "Pre-apply" to start the process of getting your first permit.

  • Fill out the registration form with the necessary information.

What to expect on your drive test?

Drive test requirements:

Below is a list of what we will test you on once you're behind the wheel:

1. Starting your vehicle

2. Leaving the curb

  • Signal and wait until it's safe to re-enter traffic

3. Controlling the vehicle

  • Use the gas pedal, brake, steering wheel, and other controls correctly

  • Change your speed to meet:

    • The number and speed of other vehicles and pedestrians

    • Road and weather conditions

    • Construction

    • Amount of light

    • The distance you can see ahead

4. Driving in traffic

  • Use the proper lane

  • Signal to change lanes

  • Change lanes carefully

  • Follow other vehicles at a safe distance

  • Turn your head and look back before changing lanes

  • Signal the proper distance before turning

5. Obeying traffic signals and signs

  • Turn into the proper lane without cutting the lane or going wide into the improper lane

  • Scan carefully for signs, signals, pedestrians, and other vehicles, yield, and take the right-of-way correctly

6. Driving through blind or crowded intersections

  • Scan carefully for signs, signals, pedestrians, and other vehicles

  • Yield and take the right-of-way correctly

7. Stopping

  • Stop smoothly and at the right spot

  • Stop quickly and safely in an emergency

8. Backing up

  • Look over your right shoulder

  • Back in a straight line

  • Have complete control of your car

9. Judging distance

  •  Stay a safe distance away from:

    • Other cars when following or passing

    • People walking or riding on the roadway

10. Respectful driving

  • Be courteous to other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists

  • Pay full attention to the driving task

11. Performing specific maneuvers 

  • Arm signals for right/left turn and slow or stop (you may use your arm signals during the test)

  • A brake reaction test/emergency stop: you will be asked to put your foot on the gas pedal and step on the brake as fast as possible when told to stop

  • Parking on a hill: you will park as if you were going to leave your car there unattended

  • Parallel parking: you will parallel park without parking assist features on your vehicle

  • Simulating backing out of a driveway or alley into traffic using a corner: without a back-up camera, you will be directed to back your vehicle around the corner to the right, staying as close to the street as you can, and continue backing in a straight line until directed to stop

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