We welcome riders under the age of 18, however there are few consideration and requirements that must be met.
Successfully completing a class is the only way a rider under 18 can have their endorsement added to their Washington Drivers License.
The class fee for those residents that are under the age of 18 is $50.00, regardless of the class that is being taken. In order to qualify for this rate, the rider must be able to prove Washington residency by providing a Washington Drivers License, Learners Permit or Washington ID card. If they do not possess either of these, a parent or guardian must possess one of the three documents and show them to the instructor at the time of class.
The rider must be under the age of 18 at the beginning of your class. If you sign up for a class in which you will be under 18, cancel the original class and then move to a class that is after your 18th birthday, you must pay the adult price.
An endorsement can only be added to a license. It is recommended that the rider be at least 15 1/2 years old at the time of their class. Their completion card is valid for 180 days from the completion of their class. If they are less than 15 1/2 when they complete their class, the completion card will not be valid for adding the endorsement. Riders who are younger than 15 1/2 may take the class, but must complete another class within 180 days prior to adding the endorsement to their license.
A parent or guardian must sign the waiver in front of the class instructor, or sign a waiver in front of a Notary and have the rider bring the notarized paper to class with them. Those are the only acceptable ways for the waiver to be completed. A rider under 18 will not be allowed to participate in any riding activity without a properly signed waiver. They will be excused from class and must pay the registeration fee to sign up for another class.