J and M Driving School

Servicing Renton Washington

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Compared to licensed drivers, those who drive without a valid license are two to three times more likely to cause a fatal crash. Our tag line "Driven to Safety" states our goal to provide quality driving instruction to help make our streets and highways safer. We offer driving instruction and Department of License driver testing. We are conveniently located in the Evergreen Building at 15 S Grady Way, Suite 630 in Renton directly behind the Red Lion Hotel with easy access off of Rainier/Highway 167 and Interstate 405.

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Authorized Department of Licensing Testing Center

Dept of Licensing (DOL) Testing 

By Appointment Only (Photo ID Required)

If you've never had a Washington ID, instruction permit or license, start the process by pre-applying online for your first license, instruction permit or ID card at www.dol.wa.gov and set up your License Express Account. It takes about 15 minutes to complete the application. You will receive a confirmation email from the Dept of Licensing. Next login to your account and locate your license number (it starts with WDL…). Bring the license number and a photo ID OR your existing WA ID, WA instruction permit or expired WA license.

  • Written/Knowledge test first attempt $30 

  • Written/Knowledge test subsequent attempts $25 

  • Driving/Skills test in your vehicle $35

  • Driving/Skills test in your our vehicle $55

Teens 15-17 Drivers Education

(Parent Orientation Page Follows Teen Class Registration)

  • Parents may enroll their children in our Traffic Safety Education (TSE) program as soon as their child turns 15.

  • We use the Washington Risk Prevention Curriculum. The course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours behind the wheel and 1 to 4 hours observation.

  • You can register online or call (206) 458-2404

  • Fee is $475. Minimum down payment to enroll is $250. We accept cash, credit/debit cards, checks or pay online with our secure PayPal account.

To Obtain your Instruction Permit

  • Waiver: Once registered for class and at least a minimum payment is received, we can issue an online waiver directly to the Department of License. We will need your WA ID number to issue the waiver OR if you do not have a WA ID go to the Dept of Licensing website and set up your license express account. They will then send you confirmation via email. Login to your account and locate your Lic#/Personal Identification Code. It starts with WDL….. Text/Email that number/code to us so we can issue the waiver.

  • Test: Another option is to pass the written test offered at our location 5 days a week. Test fee for our students is $20 (see knowledge testing instructions above).

  • Visit the DOL to obtain your permit.

  • Parent's signature granting permission for the instruction permit is required.

Upcoming Classes (Limited Seating)

  • Nov 19th - Dec 19th Tue Wed Thu 4-6pm (week of Thanksgiving we meet Mon Tue Wed)

  • -Class limited to maximum of 8 students, minimum 4 students. Deposit required to reserve space. 

Teen Registration

Teen Class

Parent Orientation


Click below and be directed to the Dept of Licensing Steps to getting your first license

(including penalties for violations and collisions)


Guide for Home Required Practices

The Dept of Licensing requires 50 hours of behind the wheel driving practices with a licensed adult with 5 years of driving experience. To help with these home practices read the Washington Parent Guide to Teen Driving. Go to:


Also see the Safe Driving Agreement between parents and teens to establish safe-driving rules at home: https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/docs/safedrivingagreement.pdf


Target Zero Video

Required Curriculum for WA State Driver Training Schools


Contact information

15 S Grady Way, Suite 630, Renton WA 98057

Due to our automated scheduling system, there is no receptionist at this location. Schedule online. Open for appointments only: Tue Wed Thur Fri 12:00-6:00pm Sat 10:00am-4:00pm.