5/9/22 Notice!!  Since this week ends all online classes, there will be no testing on Monday and Wednesday at 3:15pm after this Wednesday, 5/11/22.  Testing must be scheduled for another time because I have driving lessons scheduled during that time.  To schedule a testing time, please contact Dan.

4/6/22 Notice!!  Yesterday I got word from The Department of Licensing that classes will not be allowed online soon.  Therefore, both classes currently being taught online will continue online.  Beginning with the April 19th class, and all classes thereafter will be taught in the classroom. Parent/Student Orientations will also be in the classroom.  The address is 155 SW First Street in Stevenson.

3/29/22  FYI.  There will be no class testing tomorrow,3/30/22.  Also, Next week is Spring Break.  There are no classes.  Only scheduled driving lessons.  No class testing will be done next week either.  Have a great Spring Break.  Dan will be out of town for part of Spring Break.

3/21/22  The class that begins on 4/19/22 is now officially full.  The next class available begins on 5/16/22 and will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 4-6pm.  There will be a parent/student orientation on Saturday, 5/14/22 at 10am. The cost for this class is $470.  You can send a check to Top Gear Driving School PO Box 71 Stevenson, WA  98648.  We also accept other forms of payment.  We do not know at the present time whether this class will be online via Zoom, or in the classroom.  The governor has not given us this information as yet.  When the announcement is made to go back into the classroom, we will have 30 days to comply.

Lyle Location

Because of Covid 19, The Department of Licensing required that we close the Lyle location because we have not used it in such a long time.  Classes are via Zoom, and will be for an indefinite period of time.   

(360) 975-2799


Top Gear Driving School is approved and authorized by the Department of Licensing to give the knowledge and driving(skills) tests.  As of December 31, 2012 the DOL in White Salmon and Goldendale will no longer give the knowledge test and the skills (driving) test.  Testing will now be done at Top Gear Driving School.  This will benefit patrons who previously had to  go to Goldendale, White Salmon or Vancouver for testing.

This service will be available not only for beginning drivers, but for anyone needing the testing. Testing will be available by appointment only. Testing locations will not be able to take pictures, or issue a driver's license. It will be necessary to visit a Department of Licensing location  in White Salmon, Goldendale, or Vancouver.

** Very important!!!  Before you come to test, you must visit the Department of Licensing Website to get your Washington Driver's License number. 

Learn From the Best

With over 20 years of experience, we take pride in our    skilled and safe drivers. Top Gear Driving School is dedicated to serving youth as well as older drivers who need Drivers Training in the Gorge. We provide the best traffic safety training available at an affordable price.

Read more about us and Sign up for a class!

    Classes Are Starting Soon

Washington State requires that Driver Training programs include 30 hours of classroom instruction, with a maximum of 2 hours per day.

We have classes that begin nearly every 3 weeks. Check the course schedule and sign up today!

    Drive Times

Behind the wheel training is part of the course for beginning students. 

Washington State requires a minimum of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training, with a maximum of 1 hour per day. A minimum of 1 hour of behind-the-wheel observation is also required.

We also offer behind the wheel training to anyone who may wish to learn to drive, or improve their skills. 
Want to schedule a drive time? Sign up or check the schedule here.

    Find Us

We are located in Stevenson at 155 SW 1st Street. 

(360) 975-2799

                                                                            PO Box 71 Stevenson, WA  98648