Hey there, new driver: I hear you’re wanting to hit the open road and wave around a piece of plastic that proves you’re a licensed Washington driver and don’t look good in florescent lighting. What if I told you that you could take your driver’s test tomorrow — both the written and driving portions — without taking a number, waiting in line or sitting for hours next to a sniveling child?No joke.Battle GroundWake’s Driving School105 W. Main St.360-666-3025Noon – 2 p.m. Monday – Thursday, noon – 2 p.m. Saturday. Scheduling, 1 – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.CamasBig John’s Driving School of Camas3519 S.E. Second Ave.360-210-5323Skills testing by appointment; knowledge test, noon-2:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. or by appointment.Confident Driving Instruction of Camas2033 N.E. Ione St.360-833-2200Hours by appointment.VancouverBig John’s Driving School of Vancouver14020 N.E. Fourth Plain Road360-882-36029 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Confident Driving Instruction of Vancouver10637 N.E. Coxley Drive360-944-5940Hours by appointment.Driving 10111701 N.E. 95th St.360-892-698811 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday- Friday.The Washington State Department of Licensing recently expanded a new program that shifts the knowledge and skills tests for new license applicants to driver training schools. This program is the final phase of a bill intended to speed up wait times at the DOL. Drivers with special needs will still go to the DOL for their testing.Last Saturday, if applicants went into one of the two Vancouver licensing offices to take the written test, they were turned away and given a list of area driving schools that offer testing. Several disgruntled applicants ended up at Big John’s Driving School.“The word wasn’t really out there that this was happening,” said Michelle Chetlain, office manager at Big John’s.The DOL is still finishing off existing appointments, with some scheduled well into January. While those applicants have to wait till then to get their license, there’s no crowd at Big John’s.Unlike licensing offices, Big John’s is open Monday and has just one drive scheduled for the afternoon. Hours vary among the area schools and are subject to change based on the volume of business.