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To obtain a for-hire license, you must complete a training and exam. Please enter your name in these programs exactly how it shows on your driver's license.

For-Hire eTraining

The For-Hire eTraining is a self-paced online training to help you prepare for the for-hire driver's examination. Once you have completed all the sessions, you will receive an email confirmation of completion, which will also be sent to King County.

For-Hire Exam

The Online For-Hire Examination is 40 questions on topics such as customer service, vehicle safety, and driver regulations. You will need to score 80% or greater to pass. Questions may require audio. You will have 45 minutes to complete the exam. King County will email you your score.

Study Guide  Practice Test

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Tips on how to prepare


General tips
  • Be prepared! Before taking the exam, you must first review the study material and take the practice exam. Take the time to thoroughly review the material provided.
  • Choose a comfortable location for taking the exam with good lighting and minimal distractions.
  • Make sure to check electronic devices before using them for the e-training or online examination.
  • View the exam as an opportunity to show how much you've studied and learned.
When logging into the test
  • Take a moment to read and understand the General Overview and Terms of Agreement before proceeding.
  • Verify your information has been accurately and completely filled out. Failing to do so may result in your score being voided. Please note that successfully passing the for-hire examination requires answering a minimum of 32 out of 40 questions correctly (minimum 80% passing grade).
  • The log-in page requires a driver's license number -- be sure to enter all letters, numbers and special characters.
During the test
  • Read the directions for the exam and each question carefully.
  • Every question must be answered in order. You will not be allowed to review and/or change your previous answers.
  • Manage your exam time -- don't spend too much time on a single question.
  • Any unanswered exam questions will be counted as an incorrect answer.
  • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
  • Don't panic, take a few deep breaths. Change positions to help you relax.

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