LTO Online Guide: Applying for LTO Pro Driver’s License

Obtaining a Pro driver’s license is also called DL change classification. There is an exam for it consisting of 60 items, with a passing score of at least 48 points. You may use our free LTO Portal Reviewer to help you pass the exam.

LTO portal with Pro license card

The Qualifications

1. 17 years old and above.

2. Able to read and write English and Tagalog Language.

3. Must be a Holder of an NPDL (Non-Professional Driver’s License).

4. No pending traffic violations.

These are unsettled violations.

5. If you are a holder of a non-pro license with code 1/A, you need at least 6 months before changing it into pro.

6. If you are a holder of a non-pro license with code B/2, you need at least 1 year before changing it to pro.

If you have demerit point/s (you can check this at LTMS Portal website url – lto portal.gov.ph) you are not allowed to change your DL classification into pro.

If your non-pro license has already expired 2 years ago, you are required to take the practical driving exam provided by LTO.

If you have completed all these qualifications, you can now proceed to the requirements.

The Requirements

1. Application Form – Download it from LTO website, LTO.gov.ph. You can also get this form directly from any LTO Office. Remember to bring your own ballpen and wear a facemask at all times.

2. Valid Non-Pro Driver’s License (NPDL)

3. Medical Certificate – get this on any medical clinic accredited by LTO. You can send this electronically or physically at LTO.

4. Tin ID/Number/Form from BIR – This is required because you are changing your driver’s license into pro that allows you to drive public vehicles with the primary purpose of earning money. If you want to get TIN ID, just tell the BIR staff that you need it for your driver’s license.

Demerit Points:

You can only get a pro license when 3 months have expired if you have 1-2 demerit points, with 3-4 demerit points – need to wait 6 months and with 5 or more demerit points – need to wait for 1 year.

The Process

1. Pass all your requirements in the evaluator section. Then sit, when called pay 100 pesos to the cashier.

2. Pay the cashier and be ready for your exam.

3. Written or Computerized Exam – this exam is for pro driver’s license classification so the question items are different from non-pro. The exam consists of 60 items, with a passing score of at least 48 points. In the new system, if you failed the test, you can retake it the next day but if that LTO Office is still using the old system, you need to wait for 1 month before retaking. However, if you pass the exam, proceed to the next step.

4. At the cashier, you will pay for your Pro Driver’s License Card.

5. Next is the encoding section in which they will take a picture of you, biometrics, and digital signature. You can use your old picture and signature if you like. Then after, wait for your number to be called by the releasing section.

6. In the releasing section, you can now obtain your newly printed professional driver’s license. Check your details thoroughly to correct the wrong information, if there is any.

Fees and Charges

If you still have a valid non-pro driver’s license, fees are:

Application fee – 100 pesos

Replacement fee – 225 pesos

Exam – 100 pesos

Change classification – 100 pesos

Medical Examination – 500 pesos

Total: 1,025 pesos

For expired non-pro driver’s license, fees are:

Application fee – 100 pesos

Written or computerized exam – 100 pesos

Pro Driver’s license card – 585 pesos

Change classification – 100 pesos

Medical Examination – 500 pesos

Total: 1,385 pesos

If you have a penalty because of an expired license, these are the charges

Expired DL for 1 day to 1 year – 75 pesos

Expired DL for 1 year to 2 years – 150 pesos

Expired DL for 2 – 10 years – 225 pesos

The main requirement for adding a license code is PDC which you can get at any LTO accredited driving school.

PDC Estimated Fees + 100 pesos for LTO processing:

Code 1 or A – 1,500 pesos

Code 2 or B – 3,000 – 6,000 pesos

Code 3 or C – 6,000 – 8,000 pesos

Other things

You can use your pro driver’s license to drive private and public vehicles. But be sure to consider also the restriction codes indicated in it.

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