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Washington State Teen Drivers
Traffic Safety Education (TSE) Program

International Drivers Academy is dedicated to providing comprehensive and empowering driver education tailored specifically for teens in Washington State.

 

Our Teen Drivers TSE Program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential topics such as traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, and hazard awareness. Led by experienced instructors, our in-classroom sessions, behind-the-wheel training, and interactive simulations ensure that each teen receives the hands-on guidance they need to become safe, responsible, and confident drivers.

Program Fee: $639

30 HOURS

Online In-Class Training

Please select your preferred class schedule. Upon signing up, you will receive a calendar invitation for your online sessions, which will be conducted via Zoom.

4 HOURS

Driving Simulation

Provided by AAA, this in-class interactive session covers hazardous conditions, road construction, and more, all integrated into the class schedule.

5 HOURS

Behind-the-Wheel
Driving Lessons

This program includes five 1-hour behind-the-wheel driving lessons. Please note that only one class can be scheduled per day. Students have the flexibility to choose dates and times that best suit their schedule using our online booking portal.

1 HOUR

Observation

During the session, one student will drive while another observes. Students also have the opportunity to schedule two additional hours for observation at no extra cost.

Why register for IDA's Teen Drivers Program?
  • Legal Requirement: In Washington State, teens aged 15 to 18 are required to complete a driver education program before obtaining their driver's license. Our Teen Drivers Program fulfills this requirement and prepares teens for the responsibilities of driving.
     

  • Safety: Teen drivers are at a higher risk of accidents due to their lack of experience. Our program focuses on teaching safe driving practices and defensive techniques to help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

  • Confidence: Learning to drive can be intimidating for teens. Our program provides a supportive learning environment where teens can build their confidence behind the wheel and feel prepared for the challenges of driving.

  • Insurance Benefits: Completing a driver education program may qualify teens for discounts on their auto insurance premiums. By registering for our program, teens can potentially save money on insurance costs.

What is the enrollment process?

  1. Explore our 2024 class schedules

  2. Complete the Parent-Teen Safe-Driving Agreement (download here). 

  3. Pre-apply on the DOL website to receive your DOL number that starts with "WDL" (e.g. WDL123456abc). Check out this video tutorial

  4. Sign up for a program that best suits your schedule.

  5. Once your purchase is completed, you will receive a confirmation email outlining the next steps.

  6. For online in-class training: Keep an eye on your email inbox for the Google Calendar invitation containing the dates, times, and links to access your online in-class training sessions. Please ensure to click "accept" for all occurrences. 

  7. You will also receive a link to book your Behind-the-Wheel Driving Lessons. Kindly note that your driving lessons must be scheduled within 180 days after your first day of class.

  8. To book your Observation hour: During the online class, we will announce the available observation slots, giving you the opportunity to sign up for specific date(s).

FAQs

How old do I need to be to enroll in the Teen Drivers Program?

You must be at least 15 years old to enroll in the Teen Drivers Program.

What topics are covered in the online classroom training?

The classroom portion of the program covers a wide range of topics, including traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, as well as the dangers of impaired and distracted driving. 

Are Knowledge Test and Driving Test covered in this program?

No. Both the Knowledge Test and Driving Test are not covered in the Teen Drivers Program. Students can schedule and complete these tests separately on our booking portal

Do I need to pass the Knowledge Test before my Behind-the-Wheel Driving Lessons?

Yes. Taking and passing the Knowledge Test is a prerequisite for starting Behind-the-Wheel Driving Lessons. Upon enrolling in the Teen Drivers Program, students will receive a waiver from the Department of Licensing (DOL) within 10 business days. This waiver serves as a Learner's Permit (Instruction Permit) and must be presented during Behind-the-Wheel Driving Lessons.

How do I schedule my Behind-the-Wheel driving lessons?

Simply book your slots here. Each student participating in IDA's Teen Drivers Program is eligible to select a total of five (5) 1-hour driving lessons. Please note that you MUST pass the Knowledge Test before the Driving Lessons. IDA reserves the right to make changes to lesson schedules, including cancellations or rescheduling, with advance notice.

Can I choose my driving instructor and/or lesson location?

Yes, you have the flexibility to choose your driving instructor and/or lesson location on our booking portal. You can filter the options based on your preferences and select the instructor and location that best suits your needs. 

Will I receive a certificate of completion after finishing the program?

Yes.  Upon completing the Teen Drivers Program, you will receive a certificate of completion, which is required for your application for a Driver's License. Check out these Teens Drivers License requirements.

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