ABOUT CONTACT PRIVACY POLICY THE PHL CHALLENGE                               
    

ads_banners

HOW TO GET A DRIVER'S LICENSE IN THE PHILIPPINES? LTO Non-Pro Requirements, Process and Fees 2022

How to get a Non Professional Drivers License LTO Philippines Requirements Fees Process

Looking for a guide guide to get a non-pro driver's license and requirements? How to get a Non Professional Driver's License from LTO in the Philippines? How to convert your Student Permit to Non-Professional Driver's License? We will answer these questions on this post!


To go on a road trip, you must know how to drive and have a valid driver's license. When traveling to many provinces in the Philippines, you could save a lot on travel expenses if you know how to drive, because you could rent a scooter or a motorcycle to easily explore many destinations in the place you're visiting. Of course, you need to have a valid driver's license to rent and drive a motorcycle.

A driver's license is a government-issued document issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) that gives you the privilege and the legal authorization to drive and operate a motor vehicle in the Philippines. How to get a driver's license in the Philippines? In this blog post, I will share to you the qualifications, list of requirements, process and how much it cost to get a Non-Professional Driver's License from the Land Transportation Office.

To help you in your driver's license application, I will also be sharing here the step-by-step procedure or process on how I got my non-professional driver's license. There are a lot of changes and new rules on the application process, fees and requirements. Be sure to read this article and watch the video in the end if you're planning to get a new Non-Professional Driver's License this 2022.

Please note that this article is focused on how to get a new nonpro driver's license. If you're looking for how to renew driver's license in the Philippines, I will share that on my future posts.

UPDATED LTO Driver's License Application Requirements and Procedure 2022



WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS GUIDE BLOG?



SUMMARY: HOW TO GET A NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE FROM LTO?

  1. Secure a Student Driver's Permit from LTO. You may read my previous post How to get an LTO Student Driver's Permit + Requirements and Fees for the details on how to get one.
  2. Enroll for a Practical Driving Course (PDC) from an LTO-accredited driving school. Pass the assessment and get a PDC Certificate. You may watch my video on how I enrolled for PDC and got my PDC certificate.
  3. Complete all the needed requirements for your Non-Professional Driver's License application.
  4. Go to the LTO Office to apply for a driver's license.
  5. Pass the written/computerized exam and practical driving test.
  6. Get you LTO Non-Professional Driver's License.

ALSO READ: LTO 15-Hour Theoretical Driving Course and How to Get Free TDC?

NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS


  • Applicant must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  • He/she must be at least seventeen (17) years old.
  • Applicant have undergone and completed at least 8 hours of Practical Driving Course (PDC) from an LTO-accredited Driving School.
  • Must be literate - able to read and write in Filipino and/or English.
  • Applicant have passed the written or computerized and practical examination (driving test).
  • License applicant must be a holder of a valid Student-Driver’s Permit for at least thirty one (31) days from issuance.

ALSO READ: 10 Road Trip Destinations near Metro Manila + Road Trip Tips


LTO NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST


Here is the list of requirements you need to secure when applying for an LTO Non Professional Driver's License. Be sure to complete all the requirements before going to the LTO Licensing Office to avoid any delay in processing your license application.
  1. Duly accomplished Application for Driver's License (ADL). You can get this at the LTO office, or you may download the form from the LTO website.
  2. Original copy of valid Student-Driver's Permit.
  3. Original copy of Practical Driving Course (PDC) Certificate.
  4. One (1) photocopy of one valid ID.
  5. Presentation of one (1) copy of the medical certificate from an LTO-accredited clinic. This certificate is also electronically transmitted to LTO by the accredited medical clinic.
    • Note: If you are applying for a license in less than 2 months from the issuance of your Student Permit, you will not be submitting a medical certificate because the one you submitted when you applied for Student Permit is still valid. This is based on my experience.
  6. For applicants aged 17 years old, submit one (1) parent's/guardian's consent letter authorizing the applicant to secure a student permit with presentation of one (1) original and submission of one (1) photocopy of any valid government-issued ID of the parent/guardian. ID should have photo and signature.

ALSO READ: Take Your Next Road Trip to the Spectacular Antique Province


STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURES IN GETTING AN LTO NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE


Here is the step-by-step procedure or process on how I got my non-professional driver's license.

  • STEP 1: Go to the nearesr LTO Office. Proceed to the evaluation window to submit the requirements. In this step, an LTO staff will evaluate if you have the complete requirements. This is also the window, where you will submit the requirements. After that, they will give you a queue number.

  • STEP 2: Go to the waiting area and wait for your number to be called. When called, proceed to the window where they will take a photo of you and get your signature. Then proceed to the Cashier for payment exam fee which is ₱167.63 pesos.

  • STEP 3: Proceed to the examination room to take the exam. This could be computerized (for LTO Offices using the new system) or written exam (for LTO Offices using the old system). You will get the exam result after a few minutes.

  • STEP 4: Bring the exam result to the actual driving test window. In this step, you will undergo a driving test depending on the restriction code/s you are applying for. If you brought a car or a motorcycle, you may use it for the driving test, or you may rent one from private testing testing centers found outside or near LTO Offices. I rented one and paid ₱200 pesos.

  • STEP 5: Go back to the waiting area, and wait for your name to be called at the cashier for the payment of fees. Here, I paid ₱652.63 pesos for the non-professional driver's license with restriction code 2. Please note that fees may vary in this step depending on the restriction code/s you are applying for. Addtional fees apply if you are getting more restriction codes.

  • STEP 6: You will then be called at the window for the biometrics. In this step they will get your signature, scan your fingerprints, and take your picture. Then, they will ask you to double check all the information that will be printed in your driver's license.

  • STEP 7: The last and final step is the releasing of your non-professional driver's license along with the official receipt.


HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO GET A NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE? (LTO Fees and Other Expenses)


Here are the total expenses in getting a non-professional driver's license from LTO. Please note that it may vary depending on the restriction code/s you're applying for. This is based on my personal experience when I applied for a non-professional license with restriction code 2.

  • Written exam - ₱167.63
  • Drive test car rental - ₱200.00
  • Non-Pro license fee - ₱652.63
  • TOTAL - ₱1,020.26


ALSO READ: Planning An Amazing Road Trip From Manila To Nasugbu


TIPS AND REMINDERS IN GETTING A NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE


  • Get your Practical Driving Course (PDC) and PDC Certificate only from LTO-accredited driving schools. Here is my video on how to take PDC and how to get a PDC Certificate.
  • Be sure to review before taking the exam. You may review using the LTO Portal and other available reviewers online. For tips on how to pass the LTO Exam, you may watch this video on tips how to pass the LTO Exam.
  • Make sure that you already have all the requirements (including the photocopies) before going to the LTO Office to avoid any delays.
  • Go to the LTO Office early in the morning so you could finish it within the day. Based on my experience, I went there at 07:00 am and got my new nonpro license at around 02:00 pm.
  • Dress appropriately, there are LTO Offices that don't allow applicants wearing short pants.
  • If you are wearing eyeglasses, wear it during application, especially during the practical driving test.
  • Non-professional driver's license is valid for five (5) year.


NON-PROFESSIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS VIDEO


Here's a video on the step-by-step procedure on how I got my Non Professional Driver's License.




FOLLOW MY ADVENTURES ON YOUTUBE @PinoyAdventurista


Thank You For Sharing!


SHARE this on Facebook SHARE this on Twitter



37 comments :

  1. Good afternoon what if "Failed" is the rating in Practical Driving Course, hahanapin po ba sa LTO na naipasa ito dapat? Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. ask lang po ako pwede po ba ang NSO or necessary ang PSA? salamat sa sagot

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ask lang po sa ngayon Kasi bago na Ang policy ng LTO.
    Tanong ko ilang years or months, bago ma renew Ang non prof. Lisence para maging pro.? 🙏

    ReplyDelete
  4. inaabot po ba ng 15k ang Pro drivers license?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hindi po aabot sa ganyang kalaking pera. According sa blog, nasa 1k+ lang po yung nagasto niya. Pero sa lugar namin umaabot ng 3k+.I think, depende na talaga yun sa lugar. And just to be clear hindi aabot ng 15k ang non pro, ulit.

      Delete
    2. magkano po aabot non pro?

      Delete
    3. 1020.26 lang po

      Delete
    4. Sa TDC-1,500 at PDC-4,00 dito sa lugar namin depende po sa driving school na.enrollan nyo po..Baka yan po mean nyo.. Yan po 1k is sa LTO nah babayaran..

      Delete
  5. Thank you for this information. ☺️

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ask ko lg po if pwede bang gamitin ang Theorotical Driving Course (TDC) as Pdc?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Magkaiba po tdc sa pdc. Kelangan mo po mag pdc bago ka makakuha ng dl.

      Delete
  7. Goodpm po ask ko lng mgkno po ba tlga ang pagkuha ng non pro lisence totoo po ba na aabot sa 11k ang magagastos slamaat po sa sgot

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just got my license now at Southwoods Mall Binan
      Here are the Expenses:
      Medical: Php600
      LTO Card: Php535
      Printing of Exam Result: Php20

      RENEWAL po yan ng Non Professional DL. Got mine in just 2 hours. DL Card valid for 10 years. yehey!

      Delete
  8. Opo aabot ng 11k kasi need mong kumuha ng pdc sa accredited na driving school pero try nio sa TESDA meron silang inooffer driving NC II inaacknowledge po ng LTO as PDC..sana nakatulong😄

    ReplyDelete
  9. Can i apply in province if i got my pdc from metro manila?

    ReplyDelete
  10. ano po requirements pag gagawing pro license ang non pro license? at magkano po aabutin

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sir ask lng po ako mga magkano gagastusin mula sa studen pa non prof,

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi sir po good eve ask ko lng po kse po ung husband ko dati may driver license kaso nung nalasing sya nawala nya Kya lng hinde niya pinaprocess Ang pagkawala may possibility po ba na may roon pa siyang record?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi pwede po ba makakuha Ng driver license Ang Wala pong Bakuna Sana po may sumagot
    Makapasok po ba sa LTO kahit wala Bakuna ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hindi naman po hahanapan ng vaccination card. Di rin po sila nagtatanong kung vax or hindi. Wear your face mask lang po tapos proper attire, no slippers, no short pants or sleeveless.

      Delete
  14. Hi ask lng po..kukuha p po ba ng practical driving test kapag nagrenew ng license? Ang previous license ko po ay non pro...thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hindi po kailangan ang practical driving test pag mag renew ng license mo na non prof

      Delete
  15. Bakit dito po samin aabot ng 7,900(Car and Motorcycle) ang pag kuha ng non-pro.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Pwede ba mag-apply ng new license anywhere, kahit malayo sa address?

    ReplyDelete
  17. online na po ang exam pag renewal cde po ang tawag dun need po magregister online lto.portal and sa renewal po kahit saan pwede kahit malayo sa current address

    ReplyDelete
  18. 3 times na nagkuha ng exam puro daw bagsak. then 1k lang papasa na. Kung gusto mo 7.5k hetso dretso na. Saan ba puedeng i-rreport and corruption na ito ?

    ReplyDelete
  19. puede bang sa LTO portal kunin ang NEW non pro DL ?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Puede po ba mag apply ng non pro license sa LTO NCR kahit tags Laguna any home address?

    ReplyDelete
  21. Puede ba mag apply license sa LTO NCR Kung taga Laguna ako?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Bakit po dito sa amin, ang singil po ng license eh 3800 po, pero ang nakalagay lang sa website nila nasa 685 lang po.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hello, ask ko lang po. Nag driving lesson po kasi ako sa isang LTO accredited driving school for 10 hours, tapos around 7,000 ang nabayaran ko, can it be counted as a Practical Driving Course po para hindi na po ako mag PDC to get a non prof license?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. of course. yung kinuha niyo pong driving lesson is yung mismong PDC po

      Delete
  24. Good afternoon Sir. Ask ko lng, pwede po ba makakuha ng Profesional Drivers License ang isang foreigner?

    ReplyDelete

Looking for Budget Travel Guide Blogs, Hotel Reviews, and Sample DIY Itineraries?
Welcome to Pinoy Adventurista, "Your Next Ultimate Adventure Starts Here!"

Pinoy Adventurista is one of the Top Travel Blogs in the Philippines and the World. In 2013, he visited all the 81 provinces in the Philippines.