Sunnyside-based Integrity Driving School will next month begin a pilot program in which it will be able to administer the written portion of the driver's exam.
Shane Mortensen operates the company, and he said the written testing he will administer is from the state's Department of Licensing.
He said the partnership with the state agency came about after Washington officials performed an audit of his driving school.
"They liked it and asked if I would participate in the program," Mortensen said.
He notes the written exam will be offered to students in his driving school, with the testing included in the course fee. Mortensen said he will also offer the written test to the general public for a fee if test takers would rather not go to the local DOL office.
This winter Mortensen said he hopes to expand the partnership with DOL and also offer the driving exam to his students as well as the general public.
Mortensen said he will have sites set up in Sunnyside, Mabton and Grandview to administer the written test starting next month.
Mortensen and Integrity Driving School can be reached at 840-3723.