Traffic Safety

Driver’s Ed Class Information


    The FWPS Traffic Safety Program will continue through January 2021. Due to declining enrollment, FWPS Driver’s Ed classes will no longer be offered after this date.

    Clarification to the above:  The FWPS Traffic Safety Program will not be accepting enrollment for new students for the Fall or Winter.  We will continue to post updates as they become available.  Thank you for your patience.  


    Instruction permits extended due to the DOL Closure - click link below for information from the Department of Licensing.


    Update 09/09/2020 – Traffic Safety Education Department

    Due to the uncertain timeline of the Federal Way School District re-opening, the Traffic Safety Department remains closed.  Knowledge and Skills testing as well as drives are currently not being performed. 

    At this time, we are highly recommending the 2019 Spring Traffic Safety students request a refund for the remainder of Spring Quarter.  If you wish to request a refund, please email Kelly Lowe at

    Please note the following: the refund will entail registration fees MINUS drives that were performed, which are $25.00 a drive. When submitting a refund request, please include your students name, ID number, and what High School they attended their class at. Refund checks will be mailed to the address that was provided on your student’s registration form and payable to the parent/guardian listed on the form. Traffic Safety Students who request a refund will no longer be enrolled in a Traffic Safety class.  Please be patient with the refund process as it could take some.  We will continue to post updates here as they are available.   Thank you for your patience.


    Traffic Safety Education Department

    Federal Way School District


     In compliance with the district guidelines regarding the closure of schools all Traffic Safety education classes, drives, and testing will be canceled. We will continue to post updates here as they are available.


    During the school closure, please see recommendations below that your Traffic Safety Student can work on during this time.   (Please click Traffic Safety Class Recommendations - the link below).  If you have any questions, you can contact Keith Wright, FWPS Traffic Safety Coordinator at 253-951-5547.

    Traffic Safety Class Recommendations

     (Class recommendations click link above)


















Contact Us

  • Keith Wright, Coordinator



    Traffic Safety Office is located at:

    Educational Service Center (ESC)

    33330 8th Avenue South

    Federal Way, Wa 98003


    Hours: Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 PM


    Email Class Registration forms to:   

    Kelly Lowe, Office Manager




Traffic Safety - Upcoming Events

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


    Due to the virus concerns we have cancelled our Knowledge testing.


    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. When checking in for the test Students will be asked if they have taken the Knowledge test before, when did they take their Traffic Safety Class (Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer)  and what school did they attend the class from. If they do not know the answers to these questions please contact the Traffic Safety for assistance.

    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*


    Wednesday, February 5th – Thomas Jefferson High School – Little Theater 3:00 pm

    Wednesday, February 12th – Federal Way High School - Room #2417 (EARLY RELEASE DAY) – 1:00 pm

    Tuesday, February 18th - Decatur High School - Room #503 – 2:30 pm


    Wednesday, March 4th – Federal Way High School - Room #2417– 2:30 pm

    Wednesday, March 11th - Federal Way High School - Room #2417 (EARLY RELEASE DAY) 1:00 PM  - CANCELLED

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



    All Knowledge Testing cancelled until further notice