Drivers Ed



Class Schedule for Whatcom & Skagit County for 2023

(*Ask about group discounts / Payment plans!)

  • November 14th – December 14th
    • 4 pm – 6 pm
      • No Class on 11/21,11/22, & 11/23

Program Overview

Responsible driving is at the heart of our driver education courses. As part of our driver’s education classes, we cover the mechanics of driving, how to operate a vehicle safely, and how to follow the rules of the road. As part of our driving education program, we help students understand how their essential personality traits affect their decisions on the road.

Speed up the registration process and pre-apply if you don’t already have a WA ID #

The initial registration fee is $250. A payment plan is also available, and please don’t hesitate to contact our office for more details.

  • Once you pay for driver’s ed, please print the registration form or digitally fill it out (which is linked above) and drop it off in person at either location or email it back to us

  • Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

  • 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

  • Classes will be on Zoom or in person

  • Zoom classes can be taken from the comfort of your own home

  • Our Zoom teachers will teach the same program they teach in live classes.

  • Our high-energy signature program was designed especially for teens to keep them engaged and interested in learning

  • We offer “Student Driver” magnets/ stickers for every Driver’s Ed student

Teen Registration Form 

  • Fill out the Teen Registration form and contact the office for the next step.

Eligibility requirements

  • At least 15 years old on the first day of class

  • Picture ID (e.g., government-issued ID)

  • WA ID # (a number that starts with WDL and is followed by 9 randomly chosen alphabetical characters and numbers)

Instructional permit

  • Be at least 15-1/2 years old or (15 years old if enrolled in a DOL Approved Driver-Training Course)

  • Pass the WA state written test. (unless enrolled in a DOL Approved Driver-Training Course)

  • Apply for an instructional permit up to 10 days before the class starts when enrolled in a DOL Approved Driver-Training Course.

  • The permit is valid for one year, and you can only renew it once.

  • Complete vision and medical screenings

  • Pay an application/examination fee if you are under 18. When applying, you must also bring your parents or guardians to the licensing office.

  • They must show proof of identity and relationship to you and sign a Parental Authorization Affidavit. DOL requires more documents to prove the relationship when the last names differ.

To get an intermediate driver’s license, you must be:

  • 16 years old

  • Must pass an approved driver-training course (Driver’s Ed).

  • Must have an instruction permit for at least six months

  • Completion of 50 hours, including 10 hours of night-time driving, which must be gained through a licensed driver with at least five years of licensed driving experience

  • Pass the written/ knowledge test.

  • Pass skill/ drive test

  • Pass the medical and vision screening

  • Get parental or guardians consent

  • Provide your Social Security number

  • Not issued a traffic ticket and must not have any outstanding traffic tickets when applying for your license

  • Not have been convicted of and must not have been found to have committed a traffic violation within the last six months before the day you apply for your license

  • Not have been convicted of and must not have been found to have committed an offense involving alcohol or drugs while you had an instruction permit

Violation of Intermediate driver’s license and tough penalties.

  • You and your parent or guardian are notified before any suspension action is taken.

  • 1st violation

    • The passenger and nighttime restrictions are extended until age 18, and a warning letter is sent to you and your parent or guardian
  • 2nd violation

    • You are suspended for six months (or until age 18 if that comes first)
  • 3rd violation
    • You are suspended until age 18

Basic license

  • On your 18th birthday, your license will become a basic driver’s license without intermediate restrictions. You do not need to visit a driver’s license office to make this change.


Mount Vernon:
1310 E College Way, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 (Next to Papa Murphy's)

1800 James St #101, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Behind the Ford Dealership)
Mt Vernon:

Operating Hours
Mt Vernon:

Walk-in testing, No appointment necessary

Monday-Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


Walk-in testing, No appointment necessary except for Drive test

Monday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: By appointment only