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Pass the Washington State Driving Test

Nine video lessons that show you how to pass the driving test to get your WA driver's license


Do you need to pass the driving test in Washington state? Do you crave the freedom and mobility that comes with having your driver’s license, but you’re worried about the test?

Have you failed your driving test? Wouldn’t it be great to pass the driving test on your next try?

Do you have to pass the driving test in order to keep the license you have, or to get back a license that was taken away?

People are counting on you, and you don’t want to let them down by failing the test. You don’t want to let yourself down either! You have to pass the test, because you need to drive to work. Or school. Or to help out a friend, or family member.

My online training course, Pass the Washington State Driving Test, will help you pass the test. You’ll get access to nine video lessons that show you exactly what to do to pass the driving test. This course will teach you:

  • Exactly what to do on each part of the Washington driving test
  • The words and phrases the examiner will use when they give instructions
  • How to avoid the most common errors
  • The automatic failures that will make you fail the test instantly

By learning these things, you will:

  • Be ready for the test and know what you’re supposed to do
  • Be more calm and confident on test day
  • Know what to focus on and pay attention to when you practice each maneuver
  • Know how the scoring system works, and which errors you must avoid
  • Pass the test!

This course has nine video lessons that walk you through each part of the test. The videos are a combination of me calmly explaining that part of the test, and then patiently demonstrating that part of the test in the car. Each lesson comes with a study guide that you can download and read or print. Many of the lessons have diagrams that illustrate the do’s and don’ts of each maneuver.


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 as well as PayPal. Our card 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.

42 reviews for Pass the Washington State Driving Test

  1. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne P.

    I Found myself in the unique position of having to take my testing all over again after almost 40 years. This led me to assume that I could pass a road test without a little brush up because I have been driving for so long. Then of course when I promptly did something to “autofail”, due to bad habits I had picked up over the years, my confidence was rocked. I was quite uncertain about my ability to pass this test. I was embarrassed that I had become complacent.
    This course offered me a tangible, (video, reading, audio) way to engage in valuable lessons.
    It gave me confidence and I did not fear the testing procedure at all. I passed with flying colors.
    Best of all, it’s a great brush up of better vision so I may drive with more safely with the precious grandbabies in the car.
    You will enjoy this course. I did.

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    Gideon L

    Very helpful!

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    Taevon M.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I passed my driver test on the first go today in Spokane. I live quite rural so seeing the examples gave me a more clear idea of where to focus my urban practice before the test. Thanks for these videos, they definitely helped me feel more prepared so I could focus on the actual maneuvers instead of panicking :).

  6. 5 out of 5


    This course helped prepare me for the road test mentally. I was able to know what to expect on the test and get some inside tips on how it is scored. I have bad anxiety and this helped me when I wasn’t physically driving. The reason I purchased this course was because it was specifically for WA state. The free course is helpful, but if you’re nervous about the test at all, I’d say this is a great purchase to help ease some of your fears. There’s videos for everything that’s on the road test and he gives you extra tips to help you. I’ll admit that I saw this course a few months back, but didn’t want to spend the money on it. As I got closer to scheduling the road test, I decided to try it and figured it couldn’t hurt. I’m glad I did because he explains in detail how to perform the different maneuvers and provides little cheat sheets to help you.

  7. 5 out of 5


    This is really helpful! I passed my test on the first try with 96 and the examiner said my driving was “pretty much perfect”.

  8. 5 out of 5


    I took John’s online course. He was my main guiding light when I was in a very dark place and had no idea how to practice for the exam. I am very good at following directions if I am given just the facts and a clear explanation of them. He does that… no excess chatter. His calm and steady demeanor really helped to keep me calm and focused. His email communication was invaluable to my learning. He is very supportive, calm and thorough. He is a Master Examiner and teaches examiners. I highly recommend it.

    He doesn’t teach you HOW to drive but teaches exactly what is required to PASS the WA state exam step by step. The Washington Driving exam is the most difficult in the 50 states (not my opinion but based on the study of all of the exams.) He knows exactly what they are looking and watching for and if you really put the time and work in you will be ready.

    I studied my brains out for the 8 days I was allowed to prepare before the test and then just had to rely on staying calm and focusing on what I needed to do.

    He also works and interacts with you by email, answering your questions and giving you additional pointers. It was so helpful. I wouldn’t have passed without taking the course or him helping me. If you are going to take the exam in Washington state this is the source you need to check out. He has 4 free lessons to give you an idea of what the course is like before you pay for the whole course.

    After the first lesson I realized this was exactly what I needed. It worked out great for this 67 year old man who had taken his first test back in 1967 at age 15…. it had been a while. Also that exam back then was in California which is different, actually easier. This exam was going to be a tough nut to crack. I needed and got John’s help.

    Oh funny thing the examiner told me afterward the exam. She said I was talking to myself while I was driving during the exam. I was hearing John’s voice in my head and repeating what he had said in the videos …. things like ‘don’t hit the curb, don’t hit the curb’…. then ‘don’t hit the car, don’t hit the car’…. ‘make a full stop, make a full stop’. She said she had to keep herself from smiling and chuckling because she could hear my thoughts and knew I understood exactly what to do…. and I passed!

  9. 4 out of 5

    James M

    This is a good course!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Washington State Driving Test and John helped me tremendously in
    passing my first driving test with a score of 91%. This website
    provided comprehensive information about the driving test process plus
    tips, strategies and videos. These alleviated my fear and anxiety
    during driving practice and the test itself. I focused on strategies
    and tips that are provided in the premium package for the driving
    test. The facts and information in the premium package is worth much
    more than what you pay for. John was very helpful in responding to my
    numerous questions. I consider washingtonstatedrivingtest.com and
    John, blessings for my test’s successful outcome. What I learned will
    help me gain confidence in driving responsively and defensively in the
    future. Many thanks John!

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    M J

    The way the instructor explains is up to the point and clear.

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    Thank you for this basic driving theory, I hope to learn more because I cannot drive properly.

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    Jay T

    yes good stuff!

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    Great course for someone who is a beginner or just wants to refresh their skills

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    Carmen B

    Needs more very visuals

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    Mohammed J

    good explanation

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    S Hajare

    The lessons are nicely designed for prepping up for a driving test

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Let’s talk a little bit more about what’s in this course. 

I’ll demonstrate the maneuvers that you have to perform on the test, such as

  • Starting and merging
  • Turns
  • Parking on a hil
  • Backing around a corner
  • Parallel parking

I’ll show you how to do each maneuver, and then we’ll talk about the different errors that the examiner is looking for on that maneuver. That way you know what to do, and what not to do, on each part of the test.

We’ll also go over the general driving stuff that the examiner is watching out for, such as

  • Using good vision
  • Knowing how to control the car
  • Signs, signals, and lanes
  • General scoring tips
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When you enroll in the course, you also gain access to me. I’m a certified Master Examiner, and I taught other examiners how to give people the test when I worked for DOL. I know this stuff inside and out. 

You’ll get to ask me questions about your test, and I’ll help you address your concerns about it. This is a valuable benefit! My students have told me that my answers to their questions were a huge help in figuring out how to apply the lessons to their own situation, and then pass the test.

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4.55 out of 5
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“Hi, I’m John. I’m going to show you how to pass the Washington State Driving Test.

I'm a Master Examiner, and I used to train driving examiners for DOL. I also did “check-rides” with examiners to make sure they were delivering the test properly. Over time I realized that the whole thing could be simplified. If you follow a few simple rules and procedures, and get plenty of driving practice, passing the Washington driving test is easy.

I made this website to help people prepare for the driving test. I hope that it helps you."
John Washington State Driving Test
John Clabaugh
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