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Olympia New Test Site Driving Directions

Office Building 2
(OB-2, Department of Social and Health Services building)

The address and driving directions are below: (Note: GPS will not help you find the Olympia address)

1115 Washington Street SE
Olympia WA 98504

Directions from I-5 North or South

  1. Take the State Capitol exit 105A. This exit will place you on 14th Avenue. Proceed into the round-about and turn  right onto Jefferson Street
  2. Continue for one block and turn left onto 11th
  3. Turn left again onto Washington Street
  4. The Visitor Parking lot is on the left (see picture below). Parking cost is $1.50/per hour the parking meter accepts quarters, dollars (but not bills bigger than one dollar); Visa or MasterCard credit/debit is also accepted.  Parking receipt must be placed in the upper left corner of your dash board so it’s clearly visible.

Directions from I-5 North or South Entrance to Visitor Parking

Picture above: Entrance to Visitor Parking Lot

5. From the parking meter/pay station, turn to your right to follow walkway to get out of the Visitor Parking lot from where you entered the parking lot. Immediately after you walk out of the parking lot, turn left to stay on the sidewalk (Do Not go across Washington Street). Stay on the sidewalk to walk up a few steps. At the top of the stairs turn to your left and look for a blue and white sign that says "Office Building 2 / Written and Oral Language Testing" on a low wall. Follow the sign to the Entrance to the Underground Walkway (see picture below).

Entrance to Underground Walkway

Picture above: Entrance to Underground Walkway

6. Enter Office Building 2 (OB-2) through the underground walkway (see picture above).

7. You will proceed straight (into the underground parking area, by going through 2 doors) and follow the path and blue and white signs to the left into OB-2. Click on the link below for a map from the Visitor Parking lot to the Underground Walkway:

Map from Visitor Parking Lot to Underground Walkway

For written testing:
The written testing room SL03 is located on the service level of our building next to the cafeteria.

For oral testing:
For your oral test appointment, please follow to the main entrance on the service level and use the elevator to go to the second floor.  There is a waiting area where the proctor will come to meet you.

Yakima Test Site Driving Directions

Yakima – DSHS
1002 N. 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902

Take I-82 East until you reach Exit #31 (it shows Naches, White and Chinook Pass). Stay right, merging onto Hwy 12. Take the North 16th Ave. exit. Turn right onto “J” Street to reach the DSHS parking lot. Testing is on the 2nd floor. You will need to check in at the information desk and they will tell you which room testing is being held in.

Spokane Valley Test Site Driving Directions

Spokane Valley Community Services Office - CSO
8517 East Trent Ave.
Spokane, WA 99212

(Test site for LTC occasional special test sessions only)