How do I get an endorsement?
There are two written and two skills tests that need to be passed in order to receive your Washington motorcycle endorsement.
To take and pass these tests there are a few options:
Class Options: Our Basic Rider and Intermediate Rider Courses include endorsement testing in the class. With this option, students will participate in the classroom activities and are provided with a motorcycle during testing. It is strongly recommended for brand new riders to take the non-endorsement Pre-Basic Rider Course before taking our Basic Rider Course, in order to get more experience riding.
Testing Only: If you have your own motorcycle, and only need to take the tests, we offer endorsement testing Fridays at our Totem Lake location. Tests are $50 each, for a total of $200. Learn more on our DOL Testing Page.
How old do you have to be to do endorsement testing?
Riders 18 and older may take the motorcycle knowledge and riding skills tests to receive a motorcycle endorsement.
Riders under 18 must take and pass an approved motorcycle safety course before applying for an endorsement. Parent/guardian consent is required to register for the course and apply for the endorsement.
Can I take tests at the DOL or would I have to go through the school?
Tests must be taken at the school, as the DOL does not offer testing.
Do you have study materials or books available in Spanish (or other languages)?
Can I bring someone to help translate?
Is there practice time before retesting?
Yes, about 20-30 minutes.
Can I use/rent/loan one of your bikes for the test?
No. Riders registered for a course may request a loaner bike, but bikes are not available for walk-in testing.
Can I share a bike with my friend for the test?
Yes you can!
How do I bring my motorcycle to the testing session without a permit?
We suggest you have a friend bring it, or you may tow, trailer, or truck it in.
I didn’t add the permit and/or endorsement to my driver’s license on time and now it’s expired, what do I do?
You have 180 days to add your permit or endorsement to your driver’s license. If you do not add your permit within 180 days, you can call the Department of Licensing and request an extension. If you do not add your endorsement within 180 days of receipt, you must retest.