If you do not have a permit or WA State ID, you must Pre-Apply for a permit either online @ http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/preapply.html or at the DOL office.


Choose a class, complete the Enrollment Form and provide us with your WA State ID number (WDL number). Enrollment forms are available in the office, or if you prefer, you can print the form at home ENROLLMENT FORM CDS.   You can fax, email, or bring the Enrollment Form into the office.  If you fax or email the form, please remember we need the original for the file and you can provide that later.

3. PAY

Pay the tuition in full at the time of enrollment, or a down payment of at least $200 if using the payment plan.  The tuition is due in full on or before the scheduled Class #15. We accept cash, checks, or credit (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). We can accept credit card payments in person or online .


After steps 1 – 3, you can go to the DOL office to get your photo permit, or log into your account on License Express and print a non-photo permit.  Remember, you can get your permit 10 days prior to class start date, but no sooner. 

If you are at least 15 1/2 years old, you can take the Knowledge Test to get your permit.


Parents should attend “Parent Night” prior to class start date. Check the CLASS CALENDAR for dates and times.

Driving School Classes in Vancouver WA


Let’s Start Driving.

Centerline Driving School Policies:

  • The Enrollment Form For Centerline Driving School must be completed and signed by both student and parent by the end of the first class.
  • All records, tests, and contracts require your full legal name.
  • Students should bring a notebook or binder for class.
  • If you decide to drop the course at the end of the first class, you may receive a full refund of your tuition or credit for a future class, but only if you did not get your permit using the “waiver”.  Refunds are up to the discretion of Centerline Driving School.
  • Parents are encouraged to observe drives #1 and #2 with their child.
  • Students must complete Classes 1-14, have their tuition paid in full and have completed at least 3 of the 6 drives by Class 15.
  • It is recommended that all coursework and drives be completed within 18 weeks from the class start date.

Centerline Driving School Class Rules:

  • Disruption of class will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave with no grade for the day and the class will need to be made up.
  • Cheating is immediate dismissal from the program.
  • Centerline Driving School has a ZERO tolerance drug & alcohol policy.
  • Please submit any complaints regarding a class or instructor in writing or call the owner.

Washington State Requirements:

  • You MUST be at least 15 years old by the first day of class.
  • You MUST “Pre-Apply” for your permit if you (the student) do not have a WA State ID; you can do this on the DOL website
  • If you are enrolled in Driver’s Education classes (verified by the school) and are at least 15 years old, you may get your learner’s permit 10 days before the class starts, but no earlier.
  • Please note: if you use the ”waiver” to get your permit, you must take and pass the Knowledge Test before you can take your Behind-the-Wheel driving exam.  You can take the Knowledge Test after you complete Driver’s Education.
  • You must have a valid Instruction Permit, and have it with you at all times, to legally practice driving.
  • If you are 15½ years of age, or older, you can get your Learner’s Permit by taking the Knowledge Test at a licensed driver’s training school.  Please refer to the Department of Licensing website.
  • As part of the Intermediate Driver License Law, parents are required to provide 50 hours of practice time for their teen drivers, which must include 10 hours of nighttime driving.
  • Parent involvement with teen driving education is required. Parents are encouraged to read “The Washington Parent Guide to Teen Driving” which will help parents teach good driving habits and includes information parents can use to help reduce risk when their teens are driving.  Remember, this is only a guide and is not intended to be comprehensive.
  • Students must successfully complete the classroom and driving portions of the curriculum before receiving a “Certificate of Completion” from their driving school.
  • No enrollment is accepted after the 3rd class of any session.
  • Classroom tests and the final exam must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • A student can miss and make up only 3 classes; a missed class must be made up as soon as possible; State Law states that missing more than 3 classes requires the entire class to be retaken.