Traffic Safety

Driver’s Ed Class Information


    If school is cancelled due to the weather, all Traffic Safety classes, drives and tests will be cancelled as well. In the event that after school activities are cancelled, all Traffic Safety classes, drives, and testing will also be cancelled. 



     Knowledge test dates & times are posted under upcoming events, listed at the bottom of this page.


     The Traffic Safety Office has moved to the ESC!

     Educational Service Center (ESC - District Office)

    33330 8th Ave South

    Federal Way, WA  98003


    Office Hours - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


    Payments can be made by calling the Traffic Safety Office at 253-945-5731 only during office hours noted above.   Our office is open until 1:00 PM on Knowledge testing days.  Knowledge test dates are posted under upcoming events. 




    Spring will be the next available session


    Students ages 15 and older can learn to drive  by signing up for the Federal Way Public Schools Driver's Ed/Traffic Safety Classes. The class fee is $550.00 and can be paid in full at the time of registration. You can also sign up for the payment plan. Classes will meet (2) days of week: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday. 

    Classes are after school (2:15 pm - 4:15 pm) and there will be a night class that is offered at TJHS (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm).  See class schedule below.  Behind the wheel drives are completed outside of the classroom hours.  The last day to register for a class is the Thursday prior to classes starting or when classes are filled, except for Winter session, the last day to register for a class is the Thursday prior to classes starting.



    (no classes during Winter Break

    (if you have questions about class dates please talk to your instructor)


    Monday/Wednesday - Class Begins December 2nd  - February 12h

    Tuesday/Thursday - Class Begins December 3rd - February 11th


    TJ High School - EVENING CLASS - MONDAY & WEDNESDAY - 6:00PM - 8:00PM

    (Mr. Gagliardi - Class Room #B2)


    TJ High School - Tuesday & Thursday 2:15pm - 4:15pm

    (Ms. Beck - Class Room #B2)


    Decatur High School - Monday & Wednesday - 2:15pm - 4:15 pm

    (Mr. Hoornbeek - Class Room #512)


    Decatur High School - Tuesday & Thursday - 2:15pm - 4:15pm

    (Mr. Hoornbeek - Class Room $#506)


    Federal Way High School  -  Tuesday & Thursday  - 2:15pm - 4:15pm

    (Mr. Cole - Class Room #2417)


    Todd Beamer High School - NO CLASS WILL BE OFFERED FOR  WINTER





    • Click the link below and complete the class registration (you will need to print the form) form and email to - Traffic Safety Office.
    • Call the Traffic Safety Office during business hours noted above to make a payment 253-945-5731.  New class enrollment payments must be made through the Traffic Safety office onlyl, you cannot make the enrollment payment at your high school.  
    • Those enrolled in the payment plan will need to review, sign and return the payment plan document attached below.   
    • Class registration is confirmed once payment is received.  You will receive via email a class confirmation and permit instructions along with your receipt of payment. 
    • To obtain your WA driver's permit, please follow the instructions below in the permit instructions document. 
    • Please call the Traffic Safety Office with any registration questions at 253-945-5731. 



    Class Registration Form  

    Payment Plan

    Permit Instructions






Contact Us

  • Keith Wright, Coordinator



    Traffic Safety Office is located at:

    Educational Service Center (ESC)

    33330 8th Avenue South

    Federal Way, Wa 98003



    Email Class Registration forms to:   

    Kelly Lowe, Office Manager




Traffic Safety - Upcoming Events

  • Knowledge Test Dates - Please arrive early due to limited seating.


    Remember to bring your permit (must have picture on permit or bring school ID as well) and a pencil.  You do not need to sign up to take the Knowledge Test, remember to arrive early due to limited seating.  Space is limited, seats are first come first serve. Please note the times below are when the testing will begin, there is no entry once testing has begun. 

    All phases of the Traffic Safety Program must be completed (Student must pass all phases) prior to any testing taking place.   The phases include the class portion and behind the wheel (drives).  Student will not be able to take the Knowledge test if there is a balance on their account. Your Driver's Ed tuition pays for three (3) attempts of taking the Knowledge test, re-take exam fee for the third attempt is $20.00, must be paid prior to taking the test. This fee can be paid at your high school finance office or at the Traffic Safety office.   All payments must be paid prior to arriving to take the Knowledge Test, payments will not be accepted at the testing locations.   If you pay at the school please bring your receipt. Please contact the office at 253-945-5731 with any questions regarding this.  Thank you!


    Knowledge Test Dates – 2019/2020


      Tuesday, October 8th @ TJ – Little Theater – 3:00 PM

    Wednesday, October 16th @ Federal Way – Room #2417 – 2:30 PM

    Tuesday, October 22nd @ Decatur – Room #503 – 2:30 PM

    Tuesday, October 29th @ TJ – Little Theater – 3:00 PM


    Tuesday, November 12th @ TJ – Little Theater - 3:00 PM


    Wednesday, December 4nd @ FW – Room #2417 - 2:30 PM

    Tuesday, December 10th @ TJ – Little Theater – 3:00 PM

    Tuesday, December 17th @ Decatur – Room #503 – 2:30 PM


    Wednesday, January 8tH  @ Federal Way - Room #2417 - 2:30 pm *

    Wednesday, January 15th @ Federal Way - Room #2417 - (EARLY RELEASE DAY) - 1:00 pm*

    Tuesday, January 21st @ Decatur - Room #503 - 2:30 pm

    Wednesday, January 29th @ Federal Way - Room #2417 -(EARLY RELEASE DAY) - 1:00 pm*


    *Federal Way High School - use the school entrance closest to the bus loop, all vistors must check in.