Obtaining a non-pro driver’s license is the start of your journey as a licensed driver here in the Philippines. However, there are some restrictions covered by it like, you are just allowed to drive private vehicles and driving public vehicles is illegal. Breaking this rule has appropriate fines and penalties, so abide by the rules.
1. Must be at least 17 years old.
2. Physically and mentally fit.
3. Able to read and write.
4. Student permit holder for at least 1 month.
5. PDC – Practical Driving Course (provided by LTO accredited driving school).
LTO Non-Pro Requirements
1. Duly accomplished Application for Driver’s License (ADL) form – You can get this form at the LTO Office. The printable one on their official website.
2. Medical certificate from LTO accredited clinic/s
3. Parent/guardian consent (notarized) – This is required if you are 17 years old. You also need the valid ID of your guardian/parent.
4. A photocopy of Student Permit
5. Completion Certificate of Practical Driving Course (PDC) – This is an 8-hour practical driving course.
6. Follow their dress code.
1. Get your ADL form and number from the information desk. You don’t need to ask for an ADL form if you have already a printed one. You can get it in the LTO LTMS portal.
2. Go to the evaluator window to pass all the requirements. They will check if it is complete, updated, and legit.
3. Go to the cashier for the application and computer fee.
4. Go to the examination room to take the test that has 60 items with a passing score of 48. You can choose either a written or computerized type of exam. It’s a waste of time and money if you fail the exam. You may use our free LTO portal exam reviewer to help you pass it.
5. After passing the theoretical exam, proceed to the practical driving course (PDC). Note that this is very different from the old one because this contains more complicated tests.
6. After passing the practical driving test, proceed to the cashier to pay for your license card.
7. Proceed to the signature and photo window.
8. The last is the releasing window. Get your new printed driver’s license card here.
Book your LTO online appointment first before going to an LTO District Office to prevent the hassle of standing in long lines.
Fees and Charges
Practical Driving Course (PDC) – This is an 8-hour driving course.
Manual 4 wheels – 3,500 to 5,000 pesos
Automatic 4 wheels – 5,500 to 10,000 pesos
Motorcycle – 2,000 to 3,000 pesos
Medical Certificate (valid for 2 months) with price ranges up to 450 – 500 pesos.
You are allowed to use the medical certificate from your student permit to change classification to non-professional after a span of 1 month to save money. But be sure to secure 2 copies of it early, one for the student permit and one for the non-pro.
Car/ Motorcycle and 4 Wheels manual Rental – 250 pesos
Note that if you have your own vehicle, you don’t need to pay for the rental.
LTO fee breakdown:
Application Fee – 100 pesos
Computer fee – 67.68 pesos
Non-pro driver’s license – 585 pesos
Total – 752.68
Note that obtaining a non-pro license will get you 7,000 pesos in total (subject to revision).