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!
In order to obtain your Learners Permit you must take and pass our current written test. In addition, you must also take and pass our current 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.
Your Learners Permit will be good for 180 days and can be renewed for an additional 180 days. 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 to a .7 g average standard 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.
Both of the skills test must be taken on a motorcycle you provide. You must also 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.
There will be charges associated with all testing. Those charges have not yet been determined.
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.