Centerline is becoming part of the 405 Driving School family. The school will remain in the same location at 9317 NE Hwy 99 Suite i, Vancouver WA 98665. However beginning 01/01/2023 all services will be booked through the 405 website.

All 2022 Services and CURRENT students of Centerline continue to use this website and Schedule2Drive.

All customers looking to check out or book our Drivers Ed and services in 2023, please do so at our new website www.405DrivingSchool.Com

Any questions or concerns, please call our office or email

Thank you!




Centerline Driving School is here to help you!  We are under new ownership and Centerline Driving School is now 405 Driving School!  ~

Centerline Driving School offers Driver’s Education “In-House” and via ZOOM.

Check our Class Schedule to find the class that’s right for you.



Walk-in      M / W / F / Sat    from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
     Thursdays    @   6:30 PM


7 days a week, by appointment only




If you are enrolled in Driver’s Education, you can get your non-photo permit online starting 10 days before your class start date (no sooner) without taking the Written Test.  Just log into your License Express account and the DTS Waiver link should be displayed; follow the instructions.

If you are 15 1/2 years of age, or older, you may take the test to get your permit.



5 Easy Steps To Enroll

Class Calendar


9317 NE Hwy 99, Suite I
Vancouver, WA 98665

(360) 573-5490


Weekdays 10:00 AM until dark
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Monday-Friday 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Class Schedule


Q – I would like to start my son in classes, but he isn’t 15 1/2 yet and will not be able to get much practicing in before classes start; is there anything I can do?

A – Your student can actually get a Learner’s Permit at age 15! 15 years is the minimum age to attend Traffic Safety School in Washington and obtain an instruction permit. To do this, simply Pre-apply for your student’s permit online, enroll in a Traffic Safety Education Class, and pay the tuition (or a minimum $200 down payment). The school will notify the State of WA that your student is enrolled. Your student can then get his/her permit 10 days before the class start date! Your student can either print his/her permit from the DOL website (License Express) or you can make an appointment and take your student, along with his/her certified Birth Certificate or Passport, picture ID (school ID), Social Security number (the DOL doesn’t need the card, just the number) to the DOL to get his/her permit. The cost of the permit is $25 (check with the DOL).

After all classes and drives are completed, your student will be able to take the DOL Knowledge and Road Test. The test can be taken at Centerline Driving School or at any State certified driving school. Please go to the DOL website for the latest information and locations.

Q – Is there anything my child needs to bring when getting the actual permit; i.e. a Birth Certificate?

A – If you go to the DOL to get the permit, you must provide the student’s certified Birth Certificate or Passport, Social Security Number, proof of residency, and a photo ID. The DOL will issue your student a permit as long as he/she is enrolled in a Traffic Safety Course or if he/she is at least 15 1/2 years old and has passed the Knowledge Test.

Q – Where exactly are you located?

A – Our address is 9317 NE Highway 99, Suite I, Vancouver, WA 98665, just north of Walmart, across the street from The Blind Onion, in the same center as Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Q – Where can I find the nearest Washington Department of Licensing?

A – Go to (the Washington State Department of Licensing website) for location information.

Q – Once a class has started, how much time does the student have to complete the drives?

A – Students start driving with us after their 3rd class and take an average of one drive a week. This provides plenty of practice time with you between drives with an instructor. Realistically, it will take at least 6-8 weeks to complete the course; however, if you are not getting adequate practice time, drives will have to be scheduled farther apart. The recommended duration for Driver’s Education is 18 weeks from start to end.

Please keep in mind that when you sign up for a Traffic Safety Course, you are making a commitment. The commitment is between the school, the parents, and the student. The parents’ role is just as important as the student’s. Parents must supply a vehicle for practice that is in good and safe working order, enough practice time, and a good frame of mind in which to teach and guide their student. The student is responsible to be available to drive, complete all assignments, practice what they have learned in class and on drives, and apply it while driving.

Q- What are the Fees?

A– Please check the 2022 Price List and choose the package you want. The program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction (15 two-hour classes), 6 hours of drive time behind the wheel (BTW) in our vehicles (automatic transmission) with a certified instructor.

Observation drives can be scheduled in the office or over the phone. Former students are encouraged to come back before they take their DOL final “Road Test” and observe as many drives as they like, free of charge!

Q- How Do I Schedule Drives?

A– We use “Schedule2Drive”, an online program, for drive scheduling. Please schedule all your drives through Schedule2Drive.

Q- What about Adult Drivers?

A– Adult students (over the age of 18) can have a program tailored to their needs.  Drive Lesson Fees for adults not enrolled in the course is $60/hr, 3 hrs $150,  or 6 drives for $300.






As the new owners of the Centerline Driving School, Allen and Mindy will work together setting the vision and charting the course. Not just partners in business, this duo successfully collaborates in marriage and parenting as well! Whether they’re leading and growing Centerline Driving School or wrangling their kiddos, they tackle every obstacle and enjoy every success together as a team.

You can call us at (360) 573-5490, fax us at (360) 573-0162 or email us at  We look forward to hearing from you!


Chris Roche  – WA State Driver Training School Instructor, Master Examiner, Trainer & Tester (KT & ST)

J. Mike Craig – WA State Driver Training School Instructor & Tester  (KT & ST)

Jennifer Cumpston  – WA State Driver Training School Instructor

Monte Miller – WA State Driver Training School Instructor, Trainer & Tester  (KT & ST)

Andy Nguyen – WA State Driver Training School Instructor, Tester  (KT & ST)

Mike Painter – WA State Driver Training School Instructor, Trainer & Tester  (KT & ST)

OFFICE – Jeanni Wilson, Kate Price & Rebecca Roche

I have to give 5 stars for going above and beyond! We had dropped in yesterday…only to find out drop in hours were over. Instead of making us come back another day, they made every effort to accommodate us. We were able to take the written test. Then, they had an unexpected cancellation, and offered us the appointment! We were able to accomplish everything in one day. Nice, businesslike, caring professionals.

Lona M.

Dear Staff of Centerline Driving School,My name is Bo Knight. I would like to thank you, Jeanie and Chris, for your services that are very nice and friendly. I felt very comfortable when I stepped into your office even though I did not take a driving lesson here. I believe that your driving school has been great so far! After the examiner (Chris) told me I passed the test, I was on top of the world and I got good suggestions from him as well. No doubt! I have recommended your school to my friends.Thank you very much!

Bo Knight