12/1/2012, all applicants for a drivers license in WA will
be required to pass a standardized knowledge test. Any
student bringing a TSE certificate bearing the "099"
sticker have demonstrated successfully satisfying the
knowledge test requirement.
A Policy Statement must be signed by both the student and parent
(for enrollees under age 18) and must be kept on file by Reliable
Driving School. Policy statements will be provided on the first day
of class and/or at Parent Orientation.
On successful completion of this course,
the student will be prepared to pass the knowledge and skills
tests required by the WA Department of Licensing to obtain his /
her intermediate driver's license. It is our primary goal to train
the student to drive safely, defensively, courteously, and to be
collision and citation-free drivers for LIFE. This 42-hour program includes 30 hours
of classroom training, six hours behind the wheel under supervision,
and six hours of observation in the car (being driven by another
student under instruction).
Driving School cannot guarantee anyone will pass a DOL knowledge
or skills test after completion of the course, but they should be in a position to succeed
if they apply what they have learned.
The basic cost of the course is $375.
Beginning with classes that complete after 12/1/2012, students
may elect a package price of $425 that will include a DOL
knowledge test and a skills test (one each) that will be
administered by On Target Driving School, llc anytime after the
student has completed the TSE course requirements. Should the
student fail to pass one of the two tests, an additional fee for
the applicable test will be due per the schedule below.
The following fees may apply:
$30 cancellation fee for failure to show for a
scheduled drive and $20
for failing to show for a scheduled Observation drive if it
causes a drive to be cancelled for lack of an observer.
$40 for each additional
hour of BTW instruction, if having taken the full 30 hour course
(this fee applies for students
that may fail the Final Drive and must re-take it to pass the
$20 if, after failing to
pass the written test, the student must reschedule the test to
sometime other than the planned test makeup session (usually the
Saturday immediately after the Final Exam);
$20 to replace a lost
$25 replacement fee for
lost or damaged texts;
$40 to make-up a class
with an instructor (2 hours). If two or more students miss the
same class, and can schedule the makeup session at the same
time, it will be $20 per student.
$50 re-instatement fee
for allowing 60 or more days to lapse after the last
class-related activity (drive or class session).
$20 DOL Knowledge test fee
$30 DOL Skills test fee (own vehicle)
$60 RDS vehicle used for DOL skills test conducted by
Reliable Driving School (includes the DOL skills test fee)
Refresher drives are available after a
student has successfully completed the course for $40 (one full
hour) or $20 (1/2 hour). Adult
training is available for $60 / hour (BTW; $30 /hr
classroom) and each adult program will be custom-designed to fit
your needs. Do you need help studying to take the knowledge
test? Do you need help mastering the driving skills tested for
by DOL? Reliable Driving School can help. Students of Reliable
Driving (teen or adult) may choose to use the RDS vehicle they
practiced on to take their licensing test. Applicable fees for
this service are listed above.
Students must be 15 years of age to enroll.
If the student has not taken the knowledge test to obtain their
Driver's Permit, they may request a waiver from this school to
give to DOL, but they must be enrolled in a class that will
begin within 10 days of the date of the waiver.
In Car Lessons
Students will receive six (6) hours of
individual BTW training and six (6) additional hours as a
passenger/observer, but they may ride along on as an Observer on
as many drives (beyond the required number) as they wish. The
student must have their permit with them for each drive, or they
may be charged for a failure to keep a scheduled drive appointment
($30). All drives will be
scheduled with two students: a driver and an observer. Parents may
elect to be their student's observer in the vehicle, if the
scheduled observer fails to show for the drive. The Observer will
be charged the "missed observer" fee ($20) in this case and no
drive will happen. There MUST be 2 students in the car for all
Parental involvement and participation in
creating a healthy learning environment is critical
to the teen student's success. The classroom and driving car is
always open for parents to observe the instruction of their
student. With the beginning of each new class session, there
will be a Parent Orientation as part of the first class to
answer questions and inform parents about Washington's
Intermediate Licensing Program and the conduct of the classes
at Driving School.
Refunds / Payment Options
No refunds of course fees will be made after
the third class, or first week. Students in classes that lack a
minimum number of students, if so designated, will receive a
full refund or may apply the enrollment fee to a subsequent
class if the original class does not happen.
Payment over time is available. No carrying charges are applied,
but restrictions on driving lessons occur if payment milestones
are not honored.
Ipods and other personal electronics are
allowed on a limited basis, and DS cannot be responsible for
personal items brought to the school. Cell phones are not
allowed on drives or during class time. Messages and calls can
be made during a break. Students that abuse this may have their
electronic device removed from their possession until the break
or end of the class, and those that cannot live without being
connected to the outside world, even during class, risk not
fully absorbing what is being taught and are more prone to test
and drive failures. Students will be held responsible for
scheduling their drives (BTW and Obs) and keeping those
commitments. They are also accountable for completing all course
requirements. Students that fail to schedule or complete testing
or drives and allow 60 days to elapse after the last class
related activity (drive or class session) will be subject to the
re-instatement fee of $50. Disruptive
or abusive behavior will not be tolerated and will result in
removal from the course without refund.
Students may miss 2 classes, but the material
must be read. Students missing a third class continue to be
eligible for all drives, and may elect to take the Final Exam
and Final Drive, but will not receive a TSE certificate until
all 30 hours of class work have been satisfied.
To makeup classes students may elect to:
1) Take the lesson study material and arrange to view videos and
quizzes as appropriate for up to two missed classes; 2) A third
missed class they MUST wait for the next scheduled class
covering the subject (generally 2-5 weeks later); OR, 3) Arrange
to attend a makeup with an instructor for an extra fee. The same material will be presented at the
rescheduled time, including all videos, lecture material,
quizzes or exams.
The texts used are the WA Drivers Guide and
Drive Right, 10th edition. Both are provided during class
sessions. There are no additional purchases required. Students
may keep or take home copies of the Washington Drivers Guide
(until they are no longer available). They may provide a $10
deposit to take home the Drive Right text for additional study, if removing a copy will not negatively
impact other classes. Check with the Instructor.
All classroom activity is at 5601 E 18th
Street, Suite 204, across the street from Fort Vancouver High
DS has the necessary insurance for the
school, but only for enrolled students. Students receiving
any BTW lesson given in a vehicle other than provided by RDS MUST
HAVE proof of registration and insurance in the vehicle being used
What it Takes to PASS!
All 30 hours of classroom
instruction must be completed. Four quizzes will be graded
and the student must have a 60% or better (cumulative). The mid-term
test must be passed with a 70%. The Final written exam must be
completed with a minimum score of 80% before the Final Test Drive
(#6) is taken. All incurred fees and enrollment must be paid in full
prior to the Final Test Drive. The Drive Test must also receive a
score of 80 or greater for passing the course and achieving the TSE
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