Fees: Driver training

Understand the fees related to driver training and where and how to pay them.

Forms of payment

  • We cannot accept payments over the phone
  • If you're paying online, pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express (no gift cards)
  • Make checks or money orders payable to Department of Licensing

Driver training instructor fees

All fees are non-refundable.

Description Fee
Apply for driver training instructor license $125
Instructor exam testing $25 (payable at a licensing office)
Renew driver training instructor license $100

Driver training school fees

Apply for driver training school license $500
Change ownership of a training school $500
Apply for a driver training school branch license $250
Renew driver training school license
  • $250 for main school
  • $125 for each branch school

Other fees

Description Fee
State tax registration No fee
Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH) fee
(for staff certificate renewals)
License print fee $5

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-902-3703
(TTY: Call 711)
mail Email: TSE@dol.wa.gov
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