Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for?

This course is for anyone who needs to pass the road test to get their Washington state driver’s license. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve been driving. If you need to take the driving test, this course will help you.

Which state is this for?

This course is based on how the test is given in Washington state. Some of the details or maneuvers might be different where you live. For example, this course doesn’t cover three point turns, because that’s not on the test in Washington.

The driving test is a little different in each state, but the general principles in this course will apply anywhere.

Who are you?

I’m John Clabaugh. I used to work for the Washington Department of Licensing, where I trained driving examiners in Washington State. I live in Olympia, WA and I’m a broker at Sound Real Estate Brokers. I made this website and course to share what I’ve learned about the driving test.

Why should I take this course instead of free options on YouTube?

This course is focused specifically on Washington state. The free options you can find on YouTube will give you general tips for passing the test, but they aren’t focused on Washington state.

When I was teaching driving examiners how to give the WA driving test, I learned the ins and outs of the test. Over time I realized that it could be simplified. If you follow a handful of simple rules and practices, and get lots of driving practice, passing the test is easy.

This course gives you those simple rules and practices to help you pass. It tells you the key points of each maneuver, and the automatic failures that you definitely want to avoid.

This course is comprehensive and covers all the details of the WA driving test. Other sites give you bits and pieces, and it’s up to you to figure out how it all works. With this course, everything is organized in one place that is free from advertising and distraction. This makes it easier to stay on track, so that you learn and remember what you need to do.

System requirements?

You need a device with internet access and a modern web browser that can play video.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes! You can get a full refund if you request it within 30 days of purchase. To get the refund, I’ll ask you to answer some quick questions about why you want to cancel. This will help me make improvements, which helps other people who take the course down the road. Good karma.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards. Our payment processor is Stripe.

Is this course driver’s ed?

This course is not driver’s education, it is test preparation. It tells you how to prepare for the driving test. This course will not teach you how to drive. We accept zero responsibility for your driving performance. If you don’t know how to drive, take some lessons from a licensed driving school.

What is the free course?

The free version of Washington State Driving Test will give you five free lessons by email. It includes one free lesson from the Premium Course.