Written Test

Programs Available
  • Written test/knowledge test: $30

Written/ Knowledge test overview:

  • The Written/ knowledge test ensures you understand road signs, traffic laws, and safe driving practices before driving.

  • 40 questions on the test

  • 32 Correct answers to pass

  • Can miss 8 questions

  • Paper and a pencil (not on the computer).

  • A passing test score is valid for two years

  • Offered in English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese

  • All fees must be paid before the test begins. (We accept all major credit cards, cash, and money orders but no personal checks).

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • WA ID # (a random number that starts with WDL or the first five letters of your last name)

Retaking Written/ Knowledge test:

The applicant can retake the written/ knowledge test as many times as necessary with no waiting period to pass. However, a fee will be applied each time you take the test.

Testing Scores:

Scores for the Written/Knowledge will be reported to the Department of Licensing electronically within 24 hours. The written/knowledge test does not guarantee a driver’s license, and the DOL will determine if an applicant meets all licensing requirements. The Department of Licensing reserves the right to retest applicants who complete the test through us, and Retesting is done randomly and at no cost to the applicant.

Practice test

The DOL intent of this multiple-choice practice test is to simulate the written/ knowledge test. The questions and answers come from the Washington State Driver’s Guidebook, and we recommend reading the Washington State Driver’s guidebook to prepare yourself for the written test best.

Terms and Conditions:

1 BAL DRIVING SCHOOL, LLC reserves the right to refuse the service; in that case, you may test at the DOL. If you need a special service, such as testing in a foreign language or requiring special assistance, the DOL requires that you take the test with them.


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