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 may have your Learners Permit added online by visiting the Department of Licensing website at dol.wa.gov and clicking on the Renew your license online link.
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 licensing records and cannot answer any questions about eligibility.
Your test results are good for 180 days. You must go to the Department of Licensing website or visit a Licensing Service Office 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 if you meet the eligibility requirements.
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.