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Free Washington DOL Permit Practice Test (WA)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Washington 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024

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6 min to complete
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This Washington DOL practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 25 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 WA Driver Handbook. If you’re 15 ½ or older and ready to get started towards your WA driver’s license, you will need to pass a knowledge test that is based on the driver’s guide, as well as a vision test, and also pay a small testing fee. The DOL written test questions will be multiple-choice, covering road signs, traffic laws, and safe driving practices. There will be 40 questions on your exam, and you’ll need at least 32 questions answered correctly to pass and to be eligible for your driver’s permit. Your test can be taken at your local DOL by computer or at a driving school if you’re currently enrolled, and the cost will be $25 plus an additional test fee, which will vary by location. Make sure to pre-apply for your test online beforehand or apply at your local DOL, as you will need to apply before your score can be recorded. Use our free DOL practice tests to get comfortable with the test questions and ensure that you’ll soon be driving with your new instructional permit.


Washington Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

Can I get my permit online?

In Washington, you cannot complete the entire process of obtaining a learner’s permit online. While some steps may be completed online, you must visit a Department of Licensing (DOL) office in person to take the knowledge test and obtain your permit.

What documents are required for a permit?

To get a learner’s permit in Washington, you need proof of identity, proof of Washington state residency, a Social Security number (if you have one), and payment for the permit fee. If under 18, you also need parental consent.

Can I get a driver’s license without a prior permit?

In Washington, if you are 18 or older, you can apply for a driver’s license without having held a learner’s permit. However, you must pass the knowledge test, vision screening, and driving test.

How many times can I take the permit test?

In Washington state, there’s no set limit on the number of times you can take the permit test. However, after two failed attempts, you must pay a fee for each additional test.

What questions are on the written test?

The Washington state written test covers traffic laws, road signs, and safe driving practices. It assesses your knowledge of the information in the Washington Driver Guide.


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15 y/o

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. At a speed of 55 mph, you need about __________ to pass another vehicle.
  2. In Washington State, you can be arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of ______ or above.
  3. You must not follow a fire truck closer than ________ when it is responding to a fire alarm.
  4. What does this sign indicate?
  5. To protect the cyclists that may ride close to parked cars, the drivers should _____ when exiting their vehicles on the traffic side.
  6. When it is raining or the road is wet, you should reduce your speed to avoid
  7. __________ mark the left edge of one-way roads and separate opposing lanes of traffic on two-way roads.
  8. What does this sign mean?
  9. In Washington State at night, you must use _________ whenever you're following another vehicle within 300 feet.
  10. To hold the steering wheel, especially in turns, you should keep
  11. In Washington State, the maximum speed limit on state highways is _______ unless otherwise posted.
  12. What does this sign indicate?
  13. When you parallel park in Washington State, you must park within ________ of the curb.
  14. You are driving on a two-lane roadway. A school bus with flashing red lights is stopped ahead. What must you do?
  15. What is an example of "inattentional blindness"?
  16. What does this sign indicate?
  17. A solid white line between lanes of traffic means that you should
  18. You have parked next to a curb, facing uphill. Which way should you point your front wheels?
  19. On some roadways, lanes marked as "Transit" are reserved for
  20. This sign indicates
  21. You must treat a flashing red traffic light like
  22. In Washington State, which occupants of a passenger car must wear safety belts or appropriate child restraints?
  23. If an oncoming vehicle has its high-beam headlights on, you should look toward
  24. What does this sign mean?
  25. If a tire suddenly goes flat or blows out, you should NOT