2-Wheel Motorcycle Permit & Endorsement Testing

Puget Sound Safety can schedule your appointment for both the knowledge and skills tests to obtain your 2-wheel motorcycle permit and/or endorsement for your WA Drivers License.


** Gaining your PERMIT is a 2-Step Process (a permit knowledge test & a permit skills test).  You can schedule these in either order.

** Gaining your ENDORSEMENT is a 4-Step Process (both a permit and endorsement knowledge test & a permit and endorsement skills test). 


When do you offer testing?

Please find the scheduled below.

Motorcycle Skills Testing

Motorcycle Knowledge Testing

Where do you offer testing?

  • Knowledge Testing
    • Tacoma - 11401 Steele St S #106, Tacoma WA 98444
    • Olympia - 719 Sleater-Kinney Rd SE Suite 120, Lacey WA 98503
  • Skills Testing
    • Tacoma - 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma WA 98405
    • Olympia -651 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey WA 98503

What are the testing fees?

  Written test Skills test  
Advance registration online or in an office $40 $50  
Walk-on registration $50 $75  

What if I don't pass the tests?

  • Testing again is available should you not pass the test.  Our suggestion would be to study/practice and come back to test again when you are ready. 
  • For our walk-in knowledge testing you can retest at any time during normal business hours including the same day if you are ready to do so.  Normal testing fees apply.
  • For our pre-scheduled appointments (knowledge & skills) find the date that works for you and schedule when you are ready.

Do I need my own motorcycle for the riding test?

No, however this test is for people who have their own motorcycle and are an experienced rider. If you do not have a motorcycle of your own yet, but are an experienced rider, you may rent a motorcycle for a fee.  Please see options for renting on the checkout page.

If you do not have your own motorcycle, or are a bit rusty on skills - we highly recommend one of our inexpensive training courses. They include tips and tricks for riding, include the use of a school motorcycle, and include the testing as well.

I've made an appointment, but where do I find out the details?

After making a testing appointment and paying the testing fee you'll be sent by email or text the time and location.  More information about what to bring, when to check in, what to expect, and some basic policies will be emailed to you prior to your appointment. You can Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns. Please read the Terms & Conditions for full details.

  • You must arrive on time for your appointment. Late arrivals may not be allowed to test.
  • You must bring valid photo identification (drivers license, state identification card, or passport)
  • For skills testing you must bring riding gear (DOT-approved helmet, and eye protection at a MINIMUM).

Can I reschedule my testing appointment?

Yes, you have the ability to reschedule your appointment up to 72 hours or more prior to your appointment.  Just click on your original confirmation link and make any necessary changes. Please read the Terms & Conditions for additional information.

2-Wheel Motorcycle Training Courses

Puget Sound Safety has 3 types of training courses available that include the written and riding tests for your 2-wheel motorcycle permit. If you are under the age of 18, are military or are DoD, then you are required to complete a training course and cannot do testing by itself to obtain an permit/endorsement or get on a military installation.

Basic Rider Training

  • For new riders or those that have not ridden in a long time.
  • Teaches people "how to ride" a motorcycle.
  • About 16 hours total training time (classroom and riding sessions).
  • Includes use of a school motorcycle.
  • Includes written and riding permit tests.
  • Learn more here.

Intermediate Rider Training

  • For returning riders who know how to ride but do not have their own bike right now.
  • For "re-learning" core riding skills and preparing for riding on the street.
  • About 8 hours total training time (classroom and riding sessions).
  • Includes use of a school motorcycle.
  • Includes written and riding permit tests.
  • Learn more here.

Experienced Rider Training

  • For people who already ride and have their own motorcycle.
  • Helps to polish and perfect riding skills.
  • About 8 hours total training time (all in one riding session).
  • Use your own motorcycle.
  • Includes written and riding endorsement tests.
  • Learn more here.

Why should I take a training course instead of just testing?

Under the professional guidance of an instructor, riders improve their skills and become far better at operating their motorcycles. There are many simple tips, tricks, and strategies that make riding easier, safer, and more fun. The cost is not much more than just testing and is a great way to gain confidence before mingling with all the hazards of riding on public roads.

Many insurance companies offer great discounts to people to participate in a training course. Many riding clubs (HOG, Kawasaki, GWTA, etc) require their members to continually improve riding skills through rider training courses.

What types of motorcycles are available for use during the training courses?

The school utilizes 100-300cc motorcycles. There are standard, cruiser, sport, and dualsport types available.

Where can I learn more about the training courses?

On our webpage at Puget Sound Safety