My student has completed their Driver’s Ed course, what is next?
Schedule the DOL Written Test with Xcelerate
You can sign up on your Schedule Agent account by going directly to the Calendar page and choosing “DOL Written Test” from the drop-down menu on the top left.**
** It can take up to 4 days from when you complete your course (last make-up class or drive) until the test will be an option on the drop-down menu. If that time has already passed, and you still don’t see the DOL Written Test option in the drop-down menu, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Some important reminders about this test:
– This test is different from the Course Final Exam that is taken online during the last class. This test must be taken in person.
– This test is taken in person at our Bothell office location.
– This test is NOT part of your course completion requirements, so there is no deadline. But it does need to be passed before you can eventually schedule your DOL Driving Test.
– There are 40, multiple choice questions.
– All questions come from the WA State Driver’s Guide (link can be found on the Students page on XcelerateDriving.com)
– You need to score 80% to pass. (minus 8 or less)
– One attempt is included in tuition. If you must take it a second time, we charge $25. There is no charge for the 3rd or more attempt.
My student has passed the DOL Written Test, what is next?
Schedule the DOL Driving Test with Xcelerate
** It takes about 48 hours (2 days) from when you pass your DOL Written Test until the Driving test will be an option on the drop-down menu.
If that time has already passed, and you still don’t see the DOL Driving Test option in the drop-down menu, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DOL Driving Test can be taken now or just before they are ready to apply for their license, or any time in between. It is up to you and your student to decide together when they are ready for their test. When making this decision, please keep the following timelines in mind:
1) The DOL Written Test score is valid for 2 years. If the license is not obtained within 2 years of passing this test, it will need to be taken again.
2) The DOL Driving Test score is valid for 1 year. If the license is not obtained within 1 year of passing this test, it will need to be taken again.
KIRKLAND STUDENTS: January will be the last month we give DOL Driving Tests in Kirkland and there are limited spots available. If you can’t find a spot that works for you, we can help you schedule your appointment at our BOTHELL location. Call us for help. Starting in February, all DOL testing will be at our BOTHELL location only.
You will schedule the test just like you did the course drives: Logon to Schedule Agent go to the calendar and pick a time that works for you! Go to the Calendar view and on the top left where it says “Select Product Type” select “DOL Driving Test” from the drop down menu. ** The open appointments will then appear on the calendar. We are busy with testing, so make sure you give yourself about 2 weeks notice for more options. (The test is scheduled for a 30 minute time-block) You can use a school car or your own family car for the test, whichever you prefer. Our car is always available, you don’t need to let us know your choice until you get to your appointment.
Is there a fee for the first attempt of the test?
YES – if your student’s course started BEFORE 2020**, we charge $60 for your first attempt. (use of the Xcelerate car included if desired)
NO – if your student’s course began in 2020 and AFTER**. First attempt included in tuition.
** If you’re not sure of your start date, please contact us.
What happens if my student does not pass the DOL Driving Test the first time?
The test can be taken again at any time, there is no waiting period. We charge $60 for each additional try. You will need to pay for the test before it is added to your Schedule Agent account so you can schedule. You can find the payment link here: https://xceleratedriving.com/students-payment-page-options/ Once you make the payment, it will take about 24 hours to add the test to your account. If you’d like to schedule sooner, please text us after you’ve paid and we’ll add it as soon as we can.
My student has passed the DOL Driving Test, what is next?
Apply for their Driver’s License through the DOL
Make sure your student qualifies to apply for their license. Below are the requirements that need to be met:
To qualify for their Driver’s License:
1) Complete a Driver’s Ed course **
2) Pass the DOL Written Test **
3) Pass the DOL Driving Test **
4) Be 16 years old
5) Have had permit for at least 6 months
6) Complete 50 hours (10 at night) of driving practice ++
** Xcelerate will enter this info into the student’s DOL record.
++ Parent will verify verbally during the driver’s license application process, either online (see below) or at the DOL office.
When these requirements are met, it’s time to apply for their Driver’s License through the DOL:
If your student has his/her picture on their permit, you can apply for the license by logging into their DOL License eXpress account.** There is a chance that it will not work online for you, If that is the case for your student, you will need to visit a DOL office instead. If you have questions as to why the online process is not working, you will need to contact the DOL directly for assistance. Some students have run into a message on the DOL site during the process that they need to go into a DOL office to get a vision check. This requirement can be waived in some instances. You will need to CALL the DOL and ask for this to be done. Also, if you want to apply at 12:01am on your student’s birthday or the 6 month date that they qualify, be warned! The DOL system does not “wake up” until around 6am, so it won’t work until then 🙂
If your student does NOT have their picture on their permit, you will need to visit a DOL office in person.** You will need to make an appt. At this time they are 2 – 4 weeks out, so keep that in mind. You will need to bring proof of identity for both the student and parent. If you have any questions about proof of identity, you can find that info on the DOL site (https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/idproof.html) or contact the DOL directly for assistance.
** Either way, the state charges $89 for the Driver’s License.