Endorsement Through Testing After Jan.1st 2020
As prior to Jan 1st, 2020 you may still obtain your endorsement through testing. After Jan 1st, the process will change dramatically.
These changes only affect 2-Wheel permits and endorsements. The 3-Wheel process is unaffected!
You must take and pass al 4 tests (Permit and Endorsement written and the Permit and Endorsement skills) to obtain your full 2-Wheel endorsement.
To Obtain Your Learners Permit
In order to obtain your Learners Permit you must take and pass a written test, as well as a 5 run skills test.
Once you successfully complete both the permit written and skills, you must go to a Department of Licensing service office and have your permit added.
Please keep in mind the Department of Licensing limits the number of Learners Permits to 2 in the last 5 years. If you have had 2 permits prior to December 31st 2019, you may be eligible to add a 3rd permit after you complete a Basic Rider Course. We do not have access to your driving record, so if you have any questions as to your permit status, please contact the Department of Licensing.
Your test results are good for 180 days. You must go to the Department of Licensing to have you permit added within 180 days of the completion of your first successful test.
If you qualify for a Learners Permit, it will be good for 180 days and may be renewed for an additional 180 days.
To Obtain your Endorsement
Within the time your permit is valid, you must return and take and pass an additional 50 question written test and take and pass an endorsement level skills test.
The skills test consists of two runs, one to demonstrate your ability to stop from speeds from 20-25 MPH, and one to demonstrate your ability to negotiate left and right-hand curves.
Each run is Pass/Fail. You must meet the standards set by the Department of Licensing and the Washington State Motorcycle Safety Program.
After successfully completing the endorsement written and skills, you must visit a Department of Licensing service office to have your endorsement added to your license within 180 days of the completion of your first successful test. If you go beyond 180 days, you must begin the process again!
Both of the skills test must be taken on a motorcycle you provide. You must get your motorcycle to our testing facility legally. You will be riding the test on private property; however, you are not exempt from traffic laws while you are riding to and from our facility. Some options may include transporting your motorcycle in a truck or trailer, or having a friend ride it to our facility for you.
Currently the prices for the Permit and Endorsement written is $25.00 for your first attempt and $15.00 for each subsequent attempt. The Skills testing will be $50.00 for your first attempt and $35.00 for each subsequent attempt.
During a short transition period, if you have a valid permit issued prior to December 31st 2019, you will be required to take and pass the endorsement written and skills only.