We welcome riders under the age of 18, however there are few consideration and requirements that must be met.
Riders under 18 are required to take and pass an approved training class to complete the endorsement process. The result of any DOL approved class is a Learners Permit. Additional testing is required to complete the endorsement process.
The DOL offers subsidy funding for all Washingin state residents. 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 any of these becuase they reside out of Washington state and are visiting a non-custodial parent, please notify us before registering. We may be able to receive a waiver from the state and give the the subsidized rate.
An endorsement or permit 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 test scores are valid for 180 days from the completion of their class. If they are less than 15 1/2 when they complete their class, their test scores will not be valid when they turn 16. Riders under 15 1/2 may take the class for the experience, but will not result in valid permit scores when they turn 16.
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.