Motorcycle Endorsement and Permit Testing | Evergreen Motorcycle Training

MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT AND PERMIT TESTING

In Washington State, motorcycle endorsement testing is not offered at Department of Licensing locations. All motorcycle endorsement testing is done at third-party testing facilities, such as Evergreen Motorcycle Training.

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TWO WHEEL TESTING

There are four tests you’ll need to pass to get an endorsement waiver: a permit knowledge test, a permit skills test, an endorsement knowledge test, and an endorsement skills test. Applicants must bring their own bike.

THREE WHEEL TESTING

Riders must complete one skills test and one knowledge test for all three-wheel/sidecar and trike motorcycles. Applicants must bring their own three-wheel motorcycle.

BRING YOUR OWN BIKE

We do not provide motorcycles for third-party skills testing; you must bring your own motorcycle to your test.

TIME AND LOCATION

Please check our calendar for the most up-to-date testing times and locations.

TESTING FEES

Taken separately, each test is $50, for a total of $200 for all four tests.

RETEST FEES

All retest fees are $50 per test. You must wait at least 24 hours before retesting.

DOL MANUAL

To prepare for the tests, be sure to take a look at the Department of Licensing Motorcycle Operator Manual.

AGE REQUIREMENT

You must be 18 years old to test. Students under the age of 18 must enroll in a safety course like the Basic Rider Course to receive their endorsement.

THE FOUR TESTS

PERMIT

Permit Knowledge Test

Testing Consists of 25 multiple choice questions on rules of the road and motorcycle safety. Score of 80% or better is passing. View Study Material

 

Permit Skills Test

To pass the 2-wheel Motorcycle Permit Riding Skills test you must successfully demonstrate:

  1. A 5 Cone Weave & Normal Stop
  2. Right Hand Turn from a Stop & a U-Turn to Left
  3. Evasive Swerve at 12-18 MPH
  4. Evasive Stop at 12-18 MPH
  5. Riding through Two Curves to Right with Speed in Straight of 20 MPH

Getting your 2-wheel permit is like getting your driver’s permit. (Vaild for 180 days)

ENDORSEMENT

Endorsement Knowledge Test

Testing Consists of 50 multiple choice questions on rules of the road and motorcycle safety. Score of 80% or better is passing. View Study Material

 

Endorsement Skills Test

To pass the 2-wheel Motorcycle Endorsement Riding Skills test you must successfully demonstrate:

  1. Evasive Stop at 22-25 MPH
  2. Curve to Right & Curve to Left at Average Speed of 15 MPH

Your endorsement is your full motorcycle license.

Once You’re Done

  1. Your test will be graded. A member of our staff will let you know if you passed.
  2. Scores will be uploaded within 3 business days to the DOL website (dol.wa.gov)
  3. Once the test scores are added you can add your permit and/or endorsement to your license online.

The endorsement tests must be passed within 180 days of the permit tests, or while holding a valid permit.

Students can choose to just do permit testing, but they MUST pass the permit tests before they can get their full license.

THE TESTING PROCESS

  • Sign Up for Testing  
    Register online first before showing up to test.

  • Student Check-in
    On the day of, students will first check in. (Entrance is on the back side of the building.)

  • Permit Skills Test
    The first test is the Permit Skills Test. You must pass this before you take your Endorsement Skills Test.

  • Endorsement Skills Test
    The second test is the Endorsement Skills Test. Once you’ve taken your skills tests, you’ll head inside to take your written test..

  • Permit Knowledge Test
    The Permit Knowledge Test is 25 questions.

  • Endorsement Knowledge Test
    The Endorsement Knowledge Test is 50 questions

Required Gear To Bring

  • Your own motorcycle for testing

  • Your own DOT-approved helmet

  • Photo ID

  • Eye protection googles, glasses or a face shield

  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket

  • Full-fingered leather gloves

  • Long non-flared durable pants

  • Sturdy boots that offer full ankle protection

You May Also Want To Bring

  • Full rain gear if applicable

  • Lunch

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Sunscreen If needed

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Please register in advance before a testing session.

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