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Everything You Need to Know About the LTO Driving Test (and How to Pass It) – UPDATED 2018

(Updated January 24, 2019)

It’s exciting to finally get your license and drive your car. But before you can do that, you need to pass the LTO driving tests first. Here’s the truth: it’s easy to pass them as long as you come prepared. Here are some things you need to know when taking the LTO driving exam—and how to pass it.


Before you take the LTO Exam Pointers

1. Check the Updated Rules

Make sure you’re reading the latest version of the LTO guidelines for issuing non-professional (or professional) driver’s license. It’s also important that you read up on the other fees and requirements needed so you don’t forget anything when you take your test.

2. Answer the Exam Reviewer

You’re lucky—the LTO has released to the public “all the possible questions and answers” for its written exam. It comes in English or Tagalog, so choose the language you feel most comfortable using.

It’s important that you study the reviewer questions and their answers, especially those that concern street symbols and signs. They come very close to the exact questions in the written test. Still, don’t use this as an excuse to get lazy and complacent. The reviewer is not the actual test itself, so don’t think you’ve got everything covered just by relying solely on it.

3. Practice Driving an Actual Car

Nothing can prepare you for the actual driving test itself than when you practice driving in your car first. Ask your instructor or mentor to place you on different daytime and night-time scenarios in the following situations:

  • When driving on narrow alleys and streets
  • When parking on different streets and locations
  • When you have to do “stop-and-go driving”, particularly on uphill and downhill roads
  • When making a U-turn, changing lanes, merging, etc.
  • When you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic

Not all these scenarios will come up during the practical driving test itself. We just want you to expand your driving experience (and skills) so you’re more confident during the examination day itself.

Important Reminder: Try to download the “Road Test Score Sheet” and check out the points listed there. You can use them as a starting guide when choosing which driving skills to practice.

4. Have all the required documents ready before you go to the LTO office

Are you applying for a non-professional license? Then make sure you bring the Official Receipt (OR) together with your Student’s Permit. If you forget this, then you’ll be forced to get an affidavit of loss that would cost you an added 2+ hours and a P500+ processing and documentation fee with the following breakdown:

  • P100 to P250 for the attorney-at-law in a notary public office
  • P472.63 for LTO for “Duplication License / Receipt” at the LTO

5. Go there at an early time

Forget LTO’s 8:00 opening time; go there two hours before they open. If waking up before the crack of dawn makes you warm and fuzzy all over, then go there even earlier. We can almost guarantee you’ll spend a lot of time waiting in-between each process (especially on Mondays). For example, it will take around 1-4 hours waiting time for the written exam, and another 1-2 hour for the practical driving exam. Of course, don’t forget to add in 20 minutes to an hour just waiting for your license to be released.

So as you can see, it takes a couple of hours—generally around 4 or more hours– for the entire application process to be finished. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen in some cases, due to the following reasons:

The line can be slow

The reason why it takes so long is because of the basic inefficiencies and red tape involved. There are some LTO employees who collaborate with outside fixers, and prioritize them over those who were already there earlier.

Unfinished LTO exams

There are some cases where examinees are asked to come back the next day to finish their tests. Often, these applicants started out late, which slows down the entire process even more.

So basically, your goal here is to be one of the first ten (or twenty) people waiting there in the line. The earlier you take the test, the earlier you’ll finish everything else.


Written LTO Exam

The written examination is almost at the end of the application process itself, right after you get your picture taken, sign your name electronically, and pay the Application and Computer Fees.

Note that the standard LTO examination is divided into seven categories: General Driving Knowledge, Parking, Driving Emergencies, Handling & Driving, Road Signs & Lane Markings, and Road Position. You have the option to choose which test you’re going to take: English or Tagalog.

You need to get at least 30 out of the 40 items to pass the Non-Professional Driver’s License exam, while you should get at least 45 out of the 60 items to pass the Professional Driver’s License.

*Pass or Fail? You will know you passed it if they will call your name and ask you to go straight to the waiting area for your practical driving test. If you failed the test, then they will call your name and ask you to proceed to the examination room once again. They will then inform you to retake the exam after a month. (Note: You will have to repeat the entire application process all over again).

DURING THE TEST: Practical Driving LTO Exam

LTO Practical Exam

What the Ways You Can Take the Actual Driving Test?

You have three options to choose from when taking your practical driving exam. You can take it via–

  1. A Driving School

You don’t need to rent out a vehicle here, because your driving school will provide one for you. Often, your school’s representative will ride with you at the backseat, while the examiner sits on the passenger seat.

  1. Your Own Vehicle

We highly recommend this option for three important reasons:

  • You’ll have a much better chance of passing the exam when you’re using a car that you’re already familiar and comfortable with.
  • You don’t need to rent a car at the LTO office—especially when you’ll use it in less than an hour.
  • You’re much more comfortable driving a car you’re already familiar with.
  1. A Rented Vehicle

Prepare to shell out an extra P150 for a motorcycle, P250 for a 4-wheeled vehicle (manual or automatic), or P300 for a 6-wheeler vehicle just for this. Plus, of course, a few minutes (hopefully) to familiarize yourself with it before you take the test.

What is the Entire Practical Driving Examination Process?

The practical driving examination will require you to drive on a designated course. Generally, the entire exam usually takes around 15-45 minutes depending on the driver, although there are some who can even finish it within 5 minutes flat.

Before you start, the instructor will ask you what your restriction number is. You should already know this, since you’ve filled this up earlier in your LTO Driver’s License application form.

The test will take place at an “obstacle course” parking lot that measures around 1000 square kilometers. Once you begin your driving test, make sure you do the following first:

  • Check the tires and batteries
  • Adjust your vehicle’s mirrors, light, and windshield
  • Use the seatbelt/helmet (and even remind the examiner to wear his)
  • Check the hand and foot brake
  • Disengage the clutch when you start the engine

Once you’re done, you’ll have to do one round of the entire exam which may include the following:

Driving Skills Checked During the Practical Exam (Worth 50 points)

  • Steering
  • Engine Control
  • Use of Brakes
  • Speed Control
  • Turning Left, Right, and Making U-Turns
  • Backing Out
  • Parking

Observance of Traffic Rules Checked During the Practical Exam (Worth 40 points)

  • Right of Way to Other Vehicles
  • Stop Lights or Signals and Others
  • Right of Way

*Pass or Fail? You will know if you passed the actual driving test if you get a score of 70 (or more out) of 100.


After taking the LTO Exam

You will be asked to head straight to the Licensing Area and pay the License and Computer Fee at the cashier if you pass the practical driving test. It will take approximately 20 minutes to an hour to release your Driver’s License.

Other Tips to help you pass the LTO driving test

  • It’s very important to take your time on the road. Many drivers fail because they didn’t take the time to slow down and think about what they’re doing.
  • Should you enroll in a driving school—or not? LTO examiners have observed that applicants who passed the written test initially studied in driving schools first. So if you want to up your chances of passing it, then it would be a good idea to enroll in a reputable or accredited driving school first.
  • You need to pass both the written and practical exams to get your license. If you don’t pass either one or both of the tests, then you can retake the test after a month. If you fail on your second try, then you will have to wait for a year. And if you fail on your third attempt, then you will have to wait two years before you can retake the test.
  • Try to go there during non-peak working days, from Tuesday to Thursday.
  • Be polite when you first meet your examiner. Greet him or her good morning or good afternoon, introduce yourself, and always listen to their instructions.
  • Practice reverse parking, since you may have to do this when returning your rental car back to its place. Or you may be asked to do one when needed.
  • A few examiners complain that they didn’t pass the written exam when they were confident of passing the test. Keep in mind that the LTO changes a couple of words from the reviewer questions to confuse the examiners. So the examiners think they’re choosing the correct letter, but they’re actually choosing the wrong one. So be very careful when reading the questions, especially about traffic signs. And don’t be overconfident that you know everything, especially when you know you’ve studied the reviewer carefully.
  • Don’t use fixers. Not only is this dishonest, but it can lead you to accidents on the road. You’ll also spend a lot compared to getting your license legally. Fixers normally charge P700 for a student permit, P2,500 for a non-professional driver’s license, and P3,500 for a professional driver’s license. On the other hand, it only costs less than P1,200 to get your license legally–and you get to sleep with a good conscience at night. Here is our breakdown of the LTO driving test costs:

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  1. Baby jane
    February 4, 2017 at 3:13 am — Reply

    bakit sa LTO las piñas 250 ang medical

    • Anonymous
      April 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm — Reply

      sa cebu city LTO bakit 400 ang midical nila eh ihi lng nman ang kinuha for drugtest ,pagktpos tapos na daw.. ang dali lng pala 400 agad..

      • April 26, 2017 at 1:50 am — Reply

        Please make sure you’re only using LTO-accredited companies for your medical exam. If I’m not mistaken, eye check and physical assessment lang ang ginagawa sa examination. So it’s really suspicious if they’re taking urine samples, since there are no drug tests given anymore.

        • kendo
          May 20, 2017 at 10:48 am — Reply

          Good evening po sabi nyo dito 100 lang ang medical e bakit sa tagaytay city cavite na extension office 300 php ang singil nila pa check nyo ito agad agad credited ito ng lto dahil katapat lang imbestigahan nyo at hindi nawawala ang palakasan system don mismong tauhan ng lto don may kasabwat na fixer..

          • May 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

            Hi Kendo,
            The price list I gave there is an old one, so please contact LTO for the correct rates. They’re ALWAYS the first ones you should go to for all your questions and clarifications.

            And when it comes to medical exam fees, paiba-iba yan. LTO has no say when it comes to these fees since they are supposedly operated by private companies. Best you can do is to choose those that offer cheaper rates. Marami diyan — you don’t have to settle with the first one you see. Try others in different locations. Iwasan mo yung mga nasa malls, since many charge higher than the rest.

        • Rolando
          October 8, 2017 at 9:26 pm — Reply

          Dito po sa kawit cavite 250 ang medical,sa tagaytay 300.bakit ganun hindi parehas eh parehas naman LTO govt agency.

          • October 9, 2017 at 6:05 am

            Hi Rolando,
            Hindi “under ng LTO” ang mga medical companies–they’re independent businesses. Comments here have more info.

        • marvin
          May 8, 2018 at 9:41 pm — Reply

          here in cebu there is a drug test and medical test. is this right? since, you stated that there is no drug test anymore?

          • May 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

            Hi Marvin,
            There’s no more drug test–even in Cebu.

          July 31, 2018 at 4:18 pm — Reply


  2. Wilson Amar
    February 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    Sir pwd po ba dalhin ang motor sa lto kahit student palng.for drive test

  3. jhon
    March 8, 2017 at 8:47 am — Reply

    ano ibig sabihin ng license fee (PDI) sa LTO dagupan

    • March 8, 2017 at 9:19 am — Reply

      Hi Jhon,
      If I’m not mistaken, this is for someone who wants to get a Professional Driving Instructor (PDI) license.

      To be sure, it’s best to contact LTO Dagupan’s office:
      Address: Ab Fernandez Avenue Barangay West 2400 Dagupan City Pangasinan
      City of Dagupan City, Pangasinan
      Phone number: +63(075)5220829

  4. rowkz
    April 3, 2017 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    Hi. Nag-iissue na ba ng plastic cards para sa bagong renew sa tayuman?

    • April 10, 2017 at 3:17 am — Reply

      Hi Rowkz,
      We have no available info as of this time. You can try calling them at (02) 711 0827.

  5. April 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    ask ko lang po what if nag fail ako ano pong requirements yung kailngan kong dalhin ulit dun ? hindi po ba sinusurrender yung student permit doon after the first test?

    • April 17, 2017 at 1:20 am — Reply

      Hi Dante,
      You need to bring the same requirements again. Student permits SHOULD be given back to you if you need to take the test again. Good luck!

  6. Anonymous
    April 17, 2017 at 1:56 am — Reply

    hi mam, sa davao bakit 350 ang medical?? saka naka lagay sa reviewer
    Application fee & computer fee 167.63
    License fee & computer fee 652.63
    License fee & penalty & computer fee 877.63

    wla pang driving fee.. bat ang mahal??

    reviewer to on march 16 ko na bili.. any idea mam?

    • April 17, 2017 at 2:11 am — Reply

      Please keep in mind that (Pro and Non-Pro) LTO license expiration dates have been extended to five years. This is the reason why all the license fees have increased. The reason why the medical fee is high is probably because it’s automated already (which is mostly used in their mall branches). The non-automated ones are cheaper. Also, both medical exams are run by private companies, so LTO can’t control these price changes.

      By the way, I just learned that LTO changed SOME of its fees last October, and still hasn’t updated it in its website. So the old prices here might not apply here anymore. Make sure to check with your LTO BRANCH first. 🙂

      • wena coldez
        January 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm — Reply

        Goodpm. Ma’am inquire lang po ako ang sis ko may provisional driver license sa UK. Gusto niya magkaroon ng Philippine driver license? conertible po ba ito ng non-pro? iyon hindi na po siya mag exam written & practical? thank you

        • January 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm — Reply

          Hi Wena,
          Yes, it is, pero she has to wait a year to have her UK license converted to Non-Pro. No exams are needed as well.

          Still, she can use her foreign license for up to 3 months upon her arrival here in the Philippines.

  7. Paul
    April 19, 2017 at 3:37 am — Reply

    Good Day, ask ok lang po, pwede po ba ako kumuha ng medical exam & drug test, day before the exam?,

    kung mag aapply po ako ng friday, pwede ako kumuha ng medical at drug test nang thursday?


    • April 19, 2017 at 3:59 am — Reply

      Hi Paul,
      There’s no more drug test, only a medical exam. Also, you can take your exam a day before, so it’s okay. Actually pwede kang mag-take ng medical exam a few days before you apply for a license — just DON’T exceed 15 days. You can contact LTO just to be sure, though. Good luck!

      • Paul
        April 24, 2017 at 7:28 am — Reply

        nakkuha po ako ng medical sa makati kanina, kasi malapit sa office namin, natanong ko sila kung pwede magamit yun sa LTO east ave, as per them pwede naman daw kasi accredited sila ng LTO.

        kaso sabi ng mga driver namin, baka daw hindi tanggapin. pwede ba mangyari yun?.

        bukas po ako mag a apply ng non pro sa east ave. Good Luck sakin. hehe

        pag hindi tinanggap yung medical ko, doble bayad pa ako.. huhu

        • April 24, 2017 at 7:35 am — Reply

          Ok lang yun, Paul. They’ll accept it. Good luck!

          • Paul
            May 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

            nakakuha na po ako last april 25, hehe kaso resibo lang

            ang problema yung plastic card hindi daw nila alam kung kelan sila mag kakaroon haha

          • May 14, 2017 at 9:46 pm

            Nice to hear may license ka na. 🙂 And don’t hold your breath waiting for the plastic one to arrive soon.

  8. Jake
    April 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm — Reply


    If i learned from a reputable driving school (i.e., Honda Safety Driving Center), did their whole assessment, passed and got issued with a certificate. Do I still need to do the whole practical exam?

    I heard from someone he did not do the practical exam because he had the same thing.


    • April 20, 2017 at 1:01 am — Reply

      Hi Jake,
      It’s MANDATORY that you take the practical exam together with the written one — kahit na may certificate or assessment form ka pa from a reputable driving school.

      Setting illegal reasons (such as “fixers” and “under the table transactions”) aside, I’m not sure why that “someone” was able to bypass the practical exam entirely. As far as I know, LTO’s rules apply to everyone. Best to check with them to be sure. 🙂

  9. oscar
    April 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    Bukas po 1 month na ung student license ko pde ko na po ba i pa non pro un?? Salamat po

    • April 20, 2017 at 1:07 am — Reply

      Hi Oscar,
      Yes, it’s a month already, so it’s ok na for a non-pro. Good luck!

      • Iyah
        September 10, 2018 at 7:01 am — Reply

        Hi.. may i just ask if you know po kung pde ba ipa renew or ipa change ng date ang expiration ng student permit? It will expire na kasi on april but im out of the country pa po.

        • September 10, 2018 at 9:21 am — Reply

          Hi Lyah,
          No you can’t. Kelangan mong mag-apply for another one.

  10. Clare
    April 25, 2017 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Hi! I just want to ask if I could take both of the exams or one of it the next day? Thank you! 🙂

    • April 26, 2017 at 2:55 am — Reply

      Hi Clare,
      You have to do at least the written test for that day. Di pwede na you do both written and practical tests the next day. If you want to take the actual driving exam the next day, you’ll have to ask the examiner first and tell your reasons. It’s really up to them if you can do that — or not.

      Also, I’m warning you na you may have to fall in line again even if you already took your written exam. Pag maraming tao, they won’t prioritize you.

      If I were you, I’d finish both on the same day para you won’t have to worry about it anymore. It’s also good to check with LTO just to be sure. 🙂

  11. dastine fernandez
    April 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm — Reply

    ung po student license ku mag 6months na po sa 27 pwedi pa po b un mag pa non pro and how much po non pro ?

    • April 26, 2017 at 1:30 am — Reply

      Hi Dastine,
      You can already apply for a non-pro a month after your student’s license was issued, so pwede ka na noon pa. Kapag pro, after 6 months.

  12. Richard
    April 29, 2017 at 1:32 am — Reply

    mam ano po latest requirements para makakuha ng non-pro license? shut down kasi website ng LTO ngayon. thanks

    • April 29, 2017 at 2:47 am — Reply

      Hi Richard,
      This is just a general guide.
      REMEMBER: It’s always best to check with an LTO office to make sure everything is accurate and correct.
      And FYI: LTO’s site is already up while I’m writing this.

      Non-Pro License Qualifications:

      1. You must be at least 18 years old.
      2. Should be physically and mentally fit to drive or operate a motor vehicle.
      3. Able to read and write (Filipino, English or the applicable dialect).
      4. Must have a student driver’s permit or license at least 30 days prior to application.

      Requirements for Non Pro Driver’s applicants:

      1. Filled-up Driver’s license application form.
      2. Medical Certificate issued by a licensed physician.
      3. Valid Student Permit.

  13. grace
    April 29, 2017 at 5:33 am — Reply

    good pm po? pag po ba motor lang dinadrive hindi na mag exam ng driving? and magkano po kaya lahat lahat ang aabutin pag nag pa non pro na ? thankyou po

    • April 30, 2017 at 2:34 am — Reply

      Hi Grace,
      The written test is almost the same as what you use when reviewing for four-wheeled vehicles. There’s also a practical driving test. A very select few will let you use your motorcycle kung dala mo; pero halos lahat ng branches will require you to use LTO-designated motorbikes. TO BE SURE, assume na you’ll need to rent one sa actual driving exam.

      I can’t give the exact fees for Non-Pro since LTO hasn’t updated its fees, yet. And also, the medical examination rates aren’t fixed. Safe bet is around (or less than) P1,500. Still, it’s best to check with LTO.

      • December 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm — Reply

        Hi mam mg7months npo un student ko pede paba po sya inon pro..kc 1 yr nman po un expired nya po

  14. John Ray Lardizabal
    May 5, 2017 at 2:29 am — Reply

    HElo po,magpra2ctical exam b ulit kapag magre2new ng license?

    • May 5, 2017 at 2:53 am — Reply

      Hi John,
      No need. 🙂
      You only need to get a medical exam and submit your old license to LTO.

  15. May 5, 2017 at 7:02 am — Reply


    The student permit may only operate private vehicle and only if he or she is accompanied by duly licensed driver, whether non-pro or pro with the appropriate restriction code for the type of motor driven by the said holder.
    My question is if the driver with student permit only can use alone the private vehicle for practicing inside their own parking area/ parking lot?

    • May 5, 2017 at 7:17 am — Reply

      Hi Lucio,
      Please note that a student permit is NOT A LICENSE, so it’s important that the student driver is ACCOMPANIED BY A LICENSED PERSON AT ALL TIMES — even if they will be practicing inside a subdivision, mall parking spaces, abandoned lots, or ANYWHERE.

      The only exception is if the student driver is practicing inside his or her OWN parking lot or garage inside their OWN residential/commercial lots. Other than that, it’s against the law already. When caught driving by themselves, student drivers will be charged with “Driving without License”.

  16. John
    May 5, 2017 at 2:53 pm — Reply

    Hello po Ms. Cherryl,

    I’m a non pro license holder w/ restriction 1 (motorcycle only) and I want to upgrade to professional w/ restrictions 2 and 4 so I can drive car (manual or automatic) for use in business like UBER. My questions are:

    1. Can I simultaneously upgrade my restriction to professional or should I add restriction first before upgrading to professional?

    2. Do I need to still take written exam or just the practical actual driving?

    Thank you so much po in advance:). Goodnight:)

    • May 8, 2017 at 6:32 am — Reply

      Hello John,
      1. Yes, you can. Just go to any LTO licensing branch, bring your non-pro restriction 1 license together with your NBI and police clearance. Tell them you want to upgrade to pro and add restrictions 2 and 4 as well.

      2. Not sure about the written, but you definitely have to do the actual driving tests for EACH of the restrictions you’re adding. Try to ask LTO for more details. 🙂

  17. Ericka Calma
    May 7, 2017 at 3:40 am — Reply

    Hello po, ask ko lang po kung manual car lang po ba talaga ang ginagamit kapag practical exam na? Hindi po ba pwede ang automatic?

    • May 8, 2017 at 6:33 am — Reply

      Hello Erick,
      Pwede ka pumili between manual and automatic as long as you’re applying under restriction 2.

      • Christian Yap
        March 22, 2018 at 9:09 pm — Reply

        mam pag pinili mo automatic at nakapasa ka automatic car lang pwede mo i drive? hindi ka pwede sa manual saka available ba sa lahat ng lto ang automatic car for drive test kung hindi man, san kaya branch ng lto available ang automatic for drive test?

        • March 23, 2018 at 9:05 am — Reply

          Hi Christian,
          It applies to both manual and automatic for restriction 2, so pwedeng pareho ang gamitin mo.
          Generally, lahat ng branches dapat merong automatic and manual cars. Pero I would suggest you contact the LTO branch you’re going to and ask beforehand kung meron silang available matics for rent.

  18. NonproApplicant
    May 9, 2017 at 10:54 am — Reply

    Good pm, I took and passed my driving lesson po. Sabi po wala na daw practical exam, need ko lang daw po i-present yung assessment form ko and it says na valid for license na po ako. So my questions po:

    Do I still need to take the practical exam kahit may assessment form na po ako from my driving school?

    Or do I need my driving school’s assistance para ma-verify po na I’m their student?

    What about medical certificate po? Dun na din po ba sa LTO makakakuha ng med cert? Same day sa pagkuha ng non-pro or do I need to get med cert in advance?

    Balak ko po kasi na ako na lang ang kukuha ng non-pro and hindi na po kasi ako magpapa-assist sa driving school ko sa pagkuha since may LTO naman po na malapit sa amin.

    Thank you so much po!

    • May 9, 2017 at 10:43 pm — Reply

      Hi NonproApplicant,
      I think nasagot ko na yan in my previous comments here. Try to browse through them if you can.

      And regarding the medical certificate, get one only from an LTO-ACCREDITED medical center — either malapit or malayo from an LTO branch. Good luck! 🙂

  19. kennobi
    May 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    hi ma’am.. nag apply po ako ng non-pro license kanina… natapos ko po yung photo and signature taking and then ung written examination.. nung pinasa ko po yung exam sheet ko, sinabe saken nung examiner na bumalik daw ako next week,.. around 1 pm pa lang naman po non…
    ..normal lang po ba na abutin ng more than a day ang processing ng application for license? hassle po kasi,, ang layo ng lto licensing branch dito samen

    • May 12, 2017 at 1:58 pm — Reply

      Hi Kennobi,
      It’s not really “that” normal, but it does happen from time to time. You can blame it on: 1) red tape 2) backlog of previous applicants due to fixers or 3) equipment problems such as malfunctioning machines.

      I would SUGGEST na you go there very early so they won’t have any excuses to delay your application any longer. If they’ll cancel it again for another day or so, then that’s not normal already. Make sure to ask them their reasons to see if they’re valid. Otherwise, you can file for complaints sa LTO central office in East Ave, Q.C. Good luck!

  20. Melchor Von Gabriel Bernados
    May 15, 2017 at 5:47 am — Reply

    Hi Ms. Cherryl,

    I already apply my license last April 7, 2017 at LTO San Juan Licensing Center. Is there’s a contact number at LTO San Juan Licensing Center in were can I follow up my License ID.

    I also notice that some other guy already get their license in the same day while other still waiting availability of the cards like me. Is it possible that they can produce license card on the same day or there was special payment for immediate release of ID?

    • May 15, 2017 at 6:04 am — Reply

      Hi Melchor,
      Try 7149113. It’s a district office though, but you can ask them the number of their licensing center there.

      The guy you saw probably belonged to the backlog of drivers that have been waiting for their 3-year expiration licenses for a long, long time. Those with the 5-year expiration licenses, such as what you’ve applied for, will PROBABLY get the plastic cards starting October-December this year. Best to check with LTO to be sure, though.

  21. Triane
    May 19, 2017 at 4:21 am — Reply

    Hello po maam ask kolang po kasi kumuwa na po ako ng student permit,
    At gusto ko pong gawin nonprof restriction 1,2 po siya anu pong sasabihin ko sa lto
    Kasi kadalasan po hindi na po nila tinatanung kung anung restriction kukunin kaya nabibigay po nila is number 1 lang po ganun po yung sa kuya at papa ko po

    • May 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm — Reply

      Hi Triane,
      You can check restrictions 1 and 2 sa restriction code box sa driver’s license application form na ibibigay mo sa kanila when you go there. You can also tell the person on the counter that you’re going to apply for restrictions 1 & 2 just to be sure.

      • Jay
        February 6, 2018 at 10:49 am — Reply

        follow-up question po dito. kung kukuha ako ng restrictions 1 & 2, kailangan ko ba magdrive test ng car at motorcycle ng same day? or pwede na kahit car drive test lang?

        • February 9, 2018 at 12:41 pm — Reply

          It depends kung ano ang matapos mo. The earlier you are, the more chances na ma-take mo both tests for these vehicles. Pag di mo natapos, then they will probably re-schedule it the next day (Monday-Friday).

  22. Anonymous
    May 20, 2017 at 10:50 am — Reply

    Pa check naman sa lto tagaytay 300 singil nila sa medical..

  23. Nat
    May 26, 2017 at 11:56 am — Reply

    Would just like to confirm that the written exam consists only of 40 items?
    Does the examination vary depending on the LTO branch or it is standard across the PH?
    Thank you.

    • May 26, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

      Hi Nat,
      The standard, written exam for non pro consists of 40 items only.

  24. Kaaru
    June 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    umm gud eve po maam, ask ko lng po kung hanggang alin lng po ung restrictions ng non pro?…. and may nag sabi po saken na kahit ung no. 1 lng po daw ang i drive test at mapasa ko ay automatic na daw po na kasama ung no. 2 sa R.C. ng License ko.

    • June 9, 2017 at 1:39 am — Reply

      Hi Kaaru,
      Actually, lahat ng restrictions for a non-pro license is okay — depende kung ano ang gagamitin mo. If you check number 1, it means you’re getting a non-pro license for motorcycles or tricycles. Number 2 is for cars less than 4500 kgs. Pag above 4500 kgs, it’s restriction 3.

      So if you check restriction 1, your exams and license are for restriction 1 ONLY–not 2. You need to check either restrictions 2 or 3 to get a license for that.

  25. jesa
    June 20, 2017 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    My extend pa po ba if pa expire na SP mo?

    • June 21, 2017 at 9:57 am — Reply

      Hi Jesa,
      Student Permits have a validity of ONE YEAR only. You can’t extend it, kaya mag-aapply ka ulit ng panibagong student permit if it expires.

      Ideally, mas maganda to apply for a non pro after a month of getting your student license. 🙂

  26. June 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    May restriction po ba ang STUDENT LICENSE? I mean can i use it along metro manila or on my city or town only?

    • June 24, 2017 at 5:54 am — Reply

      Hi Yeshan,
      There’s no restriction, basta meron kang kasama na may valid, unexpired (pro or non pro) driver’s license while you’re driving.

  27. romulo
    June 24, 2017 at 1:40 am — Reply

    gud day po mam ask ko lng po if ok na marenew ay license kapag 7years ka ng di nakapagrenew umalis kc ako at the same time eh ipachange o magcorrection ng name kasi mali ang spelling ng middle name ko sa dating license ko ok lang ba na sabay ayusin ito?

    • June 24, 2017 at 5:56 am — Reply

      Hi Romulo,
      That’s too long already, pero pwede pa ring i-renew. Kaso, you’ll need to RE-TAKE the written and practical exams and pay a penalty fee of P225.00 (as far as I know).

      When you renew, you can correct your name’s spelling na rin. Just bring your birth certificate and an Affidavit of Discrepancy and submit it kasama ng application mo.

      Submit all of them sa LTO Licensing Centers located sa Pasig, San Juan, Tayuman, or East Avenue. These are the only branches that will accept your renewal.

      Try to contact LTO just to be sure, though. 🙂

  28. June 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm — Reply

    Hi maam cherryl,
    What if bumagsak ako sa practical exam.test? Back to step 1 po ba ulit ako? And another bayad po ba ulit like written exam? Pasado naman po ako sa written. Practical lang po. Or kapag bumalik ako mag tatake nalang po ba ulit ako agd ng practical? Daretso na po ba dun?

    Thankyou po.

    • June 28, 2017 at 11:36 am — Reply

      Hi Nald,
      You’ll be given another chance to do it. Just go straight there sa driving site. No need to pay anything except if you’ll rent a car, and then re-take the test again.

      You can contact LTO for more details. Good luck!

  29. Beth
    June 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    Hi Ms. Cherryl,
    I have a Student Permit and I plan to get a non-pro license after a month. Question po, will I be allowed to apply for a license and do the practical driving test considering I am pregnant? (I will be 26 weeks pregnant by then).

    Looking forward to you feedback. Thanks po.

    • June 29, 2017 at 10:13 am — Reply

      Hi Beth,
      I see no reason why you can’t take the practical driving test. As long as you are able and willing, why not? Just make sure your body can handle it. And also remember that the student permit has a one-year validity, so another option would be to give birth first and then take your driving test within the year. It’s up to you. 🙂

      • Beth
        June 30, 2017 at 12:13 pm — Reply

        Good to hear that! I will also seek advice on this from my OB. Thanks for your quick response Ms. Cherryl. God bless!

  30. Christa
    July 4, 2017 at 1:37 am — Reply

    Hi! I would like to ask what are the requirements for applying pro license for 18 years old and how much will it cost me? Thank you!

    • July 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm — Reply

      Hi Christa,
      I assume you already have a student permit with you? If yes, then you can apply for a pro license after 6 months of acquiring your permit. Better to check LTO’s site for more details.

      Remember: there’s no drug test anymore, and the fees on the site haven’t been updated YET. Try calling the LTO branch you’re going to for the rates.

  31. Michael
    July 5, 2017 at 11:33 am — Reply

    hi mam . if ever po na mag papa non – pro po ba ako mga ilang oras kaya yung aabutin ko dun mam if ever na madami din pong tao . kase po mam aabsent pa po ako para lang makakuha agad mam kaya need ko po talgang i asap yung need ko . thanks po

    • July 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm — Reply

      Hi Michael,
      I think na mention ko na to sa article. Try to read it if you have time. Good luck!

  32. Kevin
    July 6, 2017 at 9:11 am — Reply

    Ask lng pwede po bang mag convert student to pro agad?

    • July 6, 2017 at 9:31 am — Reply

      Hi Kevin,
      Kelangan kang maghintay ng 6 months before you can convert your student permit to a professional license.

  33. ERIC
    July 9, 2017 at 12:50 am — Reply


    • July 10, 2017 at 10:58 am — Reply

      Hi Eric,
      Yes, you can still renew your license, pero you will have to re-take the LTO written and practical tests AGAIN. Kelangan mo ring magbayad ng P225.00 penalty fee.

      I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll repeat it again: you can only renew your expired license sa LTO Licensing Centers located sa Pasig, San Juan, Tayuman, and East Avenue.

      Try to contact LTO for more details. 🙂

  34. Jonah
    July 11, 2017 at 4:00 am — Reply

    Bakit kay ako bumaksak sa exam, andali dali ng exam. sa 40 isa lng ang sure ko na mali kasi related sa kuliglig (traktora) anu daw dapat gawin pag bumabyahe ka kasabay sila pag umaga o dapit hapon.. tapos ang result ko 29 lng. yung 35 nasa reviewer yung 4 commonsence na tanung yung sa traktora lng ang medyo magulo pero 29 lng score ko. Chineck ko din sagut ko sa mga reviwer as in tama talaga yung sagot na 35 sa reviewer na makikita mo online reviewer at sa LTO reviewer. Bakit kaya madam?

    • July 11, 2017 at 7:21 am — Reply

      Hi Jonah,
      I don’t have all the facts here, so I’m just speculating. Pero, if I were you (and if pwede pa), I’d go back there again and ask them to explain your test results. Maybe they made a mistake — which is a possibility considering the volume of testers they face daily. You really won’t know it unless you ask them directly.

  35. ryan
    July 12, 2017 at 1:38 am — Reply

    student permit lisence po ako.. this July na pa expired licence ko.. pwde po ma’am mag renew as profestional?

    • July 12, 2017 at 8:22 am — Reply

      Hi Ryan,
      You can apply for a pro kung “pa-expire” pa lang yung license mo this July.

  36. Cream
    July 14, 2017 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    Hello po,

    Failed po ako sa actual driving test for non pro at pinapabalik ako after 1 month..Okay lang po ba na di muna ako bumalik after 1 month possible po ba yon? lets say 2 or 3 months pa ako makabalik?

    Thank you and more power.

    • July 16, 2017 at 12:14 am — Reply

      Hi Cream,
      Are you sure sinabi nila after one month hindi one week? As far as I know, standard nila is one week, at hanggang one month lang ang binibigay nila to retake your actual driving test.

      Best to contact LTO to be sure.

      • July 17, 2017 at 10:53 am — Reply

        Okay, this is just a follow-up.
        I asked LTO about this and they told me it’s one month, not one week.
        I stand by corrected.

        And by the way, you can re-take the exam after two or three months for as long di pa expired yung student permit mo.

  37. CG
    July 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm — Reply

    My drivers license is expired na 3 years ago, I had to retake written and practical test. sa nababasa ko mahirap ata pumasa sa practical test. Hindi ako nag-dra-drive before kumhuha lang ako driver’s license for ID
    Is it really hard to pass the practical test? any tips for “hindi drivers” na katulad ko.

  38. CG
    July 17, 2017 at 11:29 pm — Reply

    Ano yung automatic car nila for practical test?

    • July 18, 2017 at 3:13 pm — Reply

      Hi CG,
      Medyo magulo — you “retook” the written and practical test, right? This means you already know what happens sa practical exam.

      Whatever the case, you can only pass the test if you know how to drive. And it’s not hard if you practice (a lot). As I’ve said earlier, start practicing the driving points listed sa Road Test Score Sheet. And then follow the tips I’ve listed here.

      And by the way, the automatic cars LTO uses depend on the location. Best to ask the branch where you’ll take your practical test.

      • CG
        July 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm — Reply

        I mean, I am going to re-take practical and written exam because more than 3 years na expire license ko

        • July 25, 2017 at 8:40 am — Reply

          The practical exam hasn’t changed that much since then. Kung napasa mo yan noon, chances are you’ll pass it again. 🙂

  39. Shaira
    July 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm — Reply

    Hi. I am looking an answer for my question. I am 17 years old po. May student liscense na po ako. And I am turning 18 po this coming saturday. Okay lang po kaya magpalisensya ako this coming friday kahit na saturday pa ang birthday ko?

    Thankyou in advance for the response po.

    • July 24, 2017 at 10:31 am — Reply

      Hi Shaira,
      Best to wait it out till you celebrate your 18th birthday. So the earliest na pwede kang mag-apply for a license would be on Monday (next week). Good luck!

  40. mark
    July 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    sorry to ask this question,
    na-dadaan ba sa “lagay” mga instructor? in case I failed the practical test. any experience or stories?

  41. Jay
    July 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm — Reply

    I applied for non-pro 6 months ago. I failed the exam. I want to re-apply my question is, do i need to pay again all the fees and charges from my previous application? And can i still used my student permit even if they stamped it “failed”?

    • July 27, 2017 at 10:02 am — Reply

      Hi Jay,
      If you failed the written exam, then you will have to pay all the fees and charges again. And yes, you can use your student permit for as long as it’s not yet expired.

  42. jing
    July 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    hi.. ma’am.. asked ko Lang po.. kumuha po ko ng student permit last June.. then sabi sa akin balik daw ako after 31st day.. and Di pa dn ako tlga ganun kagaling mag drive.. klngan ba tlga 31st day.. hanggang kelan ko ba pede magamit ung student permit? at Ano requirements kelangan ko.. need ba nbi or police clearance

  43. Wendell
    August 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    Hi maam.
    tanong ko lang po kailangan pa ba po magpamedical ulit pag magchechange ka from non-pro to pro? and will I take the written and practical exam ? thankyou for your help

    • August 7, 2017 at 10:57 am — Reply

      Hi Wendell,
      Yes, kelangan mo mag-medical ulit if you’ll change your license. And you will have to take the written and practical test again.

  44. JM
    August 10, 2017 at 10:06 am — Reply

    Good day
    ma’am tanong lang expired na kasi yung SP ko balak ko sana kumuha ng non-pro pwede ba yun kahit expired na SP ko or kukuha ulit ako ng panibagong SP? Salamat

    • August 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm — Reply

      Hi JM,
      You need to get a new student permit pag nag-expire na siya. Then you can apply for a non-pro after a month.

  45. bunny
    August 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    Hi Ms. Cherryl. Question lang po regarding sa conversion po ng non-pro license ko from Canada to Philippine license kasi I’m planning to stay here in Philippines for good. Am I still required to take the written and practical exam here given na I already took it abroad and my Canada licence is it’s valid till next year. Note: I just returned here in the Philippines last July 8, 2017. Hope you can answer my question. Thank you po. God bless.

    • August 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm — Reply

      Hi Bunny,
      You don’t need to take any exams here, but you’re required to give a letter coming from the embassy that you’re going to stay here in the Philippines for good. Another requirement: you should have stayed in the Philippines FOR A YEAR before you can have your Canadian license converted.

      You can still use your old license for up to 3 months upon your arrival here in the Philippines. So pwede kang mag-drive hanggang October and present it if ever you get pulled over. However, it will be considered invalid na after 3 months, so di ka na pwede magdrive after that. Wait until your stay in the Philippines reaches a year, and then you can have your license converted at any LTO branch.

  46. Marc
    August 16, 2017 at 10:33 am — Reply

    Good day po. Magkano na po yung fee for non-professional driver’s license? Nadagdagan po ba yung fee since 5 years na pwede gamitin? Thank you po.

    • August 16, 2017 at 2:50 pm — Reply

      Hi Marc,
      Fee is not fixed and updated, so it’s always best to contact the LTO branch you’re going to.

  47. Ceejay
    August 17, 2017 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    Hello po. My dad failed the written exam yesterday at LTO. He was asked to return after a month to retake. If in case po that he decided to apply to other LTO branch, not in the previous branch, does he still need to wait for one month?

    Thank you.

    • August 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm — Reply

      Hi Ceejay,
      It will be recorded in their database, so it’s the same — he’ll still be asked to return after a month.

  48. Meleca Perez
    August 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    Very helpful article po. Would also like to ask kasi may isang comment di ka sumagot maam. Im an SP holder for 3mos, can i take my car for the NPL test kahit SP pa lang po meron ako? Tia. Gb.

    • August 22, 2017 at 10:09 am — Reply

      Hi Meleca,
      Yes, you can take your car. Still, it’s best to contact LTO just to be sure. Good luck!

      • Anonymous
        August 25, 2017 at 2:08 am — Reply

        Hi mam Cherryl
        Ask ko lng po sana if magkano ang mg add ng restriction from code 1 to code 1-2.. and anu po next step na gagawin incase mg add ako ng ng code..

        • August 25, 2017 at 9:48 am — Reply

          If your license isn’t expired, you will pay P560; if it’s expired and you need to renew it, you’ll pay P920.

          Adding another restriction code is the same as applying for a new license. Just go there, give your application form, and then follow the instructions they’ll give you. And be prepared to take both written and practical exams.

          You can try to contact LTO for more details.

  49. Jame
    September 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm — Reply

    Hi Cherryl

    In a case wherein you fail the test. do we still need to pay for all the fees? and one last question, im using the online questions and answers online, is it the same as the one given at LTO?? i want to make sure its the same, just dont have the time to go to LTO to get the booklet.

    • September 5, 2017 at 10:36 am — Reply

      Hi Jame,
      If you fail the written test, you will pay all the fees when you re-apply again. If you pass the written, but fail the practical, you won’t need to pay if they’ll let you re-take your practical test. I’ve answered a couple of questions related to your question here in more detail. Try to browse through the past comments if you have time.

      I’m not sure about the online questions, since I don’t know if they’re updated by the site. Same with the LTO booklet. Best to go with the LTO booklet to be sure, though.

  50. Kevin
    September 6, 2017 at 7:05 pm — Reply

    Hello, do you have any idea if the LTO Mandaluyong Extension Office offers the actual driving test for the non-pro? Thank you!

    • September 7, 2017 at 10:48 am — Reply

      Hi Kevin,
      I have no information as of now. You can try checking their number in LTO’s directory online. 🙂

  51. Becky
    September 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    Hello po,
    Are there any restrictions or additional requirements for pregnant women to obtain a drivers license?
    Salamat po.

    • September 8, 2017 at 11:37 am — Reply

      Hi Becky,
      None at the moment. Still, it’s best to contact LTO to be sure.

  52. Alex
    October 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm — Reply


    Pwedi ba ako mag take ng LTO written exam ulit WITHIN the month from different branch? Please, help.

    Salamat sa mag re-reply

    • October 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm — Reply

      Hi Alex,
      I think nasagot ko na yan dito. Try to look for Ceejay’s post.

  53. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    Thank you.

    May nagsasabi po na pwedi kaya I’m confused. I don’t know san ang tamang info. Hearsay lang naman.

    • October 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm — Reply

      It’s always best to call LTO directly para sure ka talaga.

      • Anonymous
        October 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm — Reply

        Just like to share, I’m Alex and I retook the written exam from a different LTO branch and I got my Pro DL now. In other words, it’s allowed po. Note, legal way po ang ginawa ko, I didn’t deal with any fixers. Just wanna share so if anyone has the same question as I had, he/she will know the answer now.

        • October 7, 2017 at 5:33 pm — Reply

          Hi Alex,
          Thanks for sharing this. And good to hear you have your pro license na.
          You wouldn’t mind giving me the LTO branches where you took and re-took your written exams?

  54. Anonymous
    October 6, 2017 at 12:36 am — Reply

    mam pwde q n po b irenew ng pro ung student q khit 5 mons plng po xa

    • October 6, 2017 at 9:56 am — Reply

      Requirement ng LTO is 6 months. So maghihintay ka pa ng another month.

  55. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Hi! Share lang po, pwedi pong mag retake ng written exam sa other branch kahit kinabukasan, no need to wait for a month. I have my pro DL na. Note, legal way po ginawa ko

    • October 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm — Reply

      That’s the first time I’ve heard of that. From what I know, there are times LTO will allow you to re-take the practical exam (kahit one or two weeks pa), but not the written test. I need to clarify this directly with LTO (just to be sure).

      Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      • October 9, 2017 at 10:27 am — Reply

        I talked to Leny from LTO Manila and she told me that they only allow applicants to re-take written exams after a month.

        This is also verified by LTO’s central office in East Avenue.

        I’m not sure kung yung branches na pinuntahan mo follow different protocols, but I think generally, this rule applies to all LTO branches. 🙂

  56. carol escanilla
    October 9, 2017 at 9:08 pm — Reply


    • October 11, 2017 at 10:59 am — Reply

      Hi Carol,
      I think I answered that already here.
      Kapag written, back to square one ka ulit sa application, so you need to pay all the fees again.

  57. Fritzie
    October 17, 2017 at 6:41 am — Reply

    Hi good Evening po!

    Do I need to do the test drive kung renewal pro magadd ng restriction (from 1 to 2)?

    • October 17, 2017 at 7:58 am — Reply

      Hi Fritzie,
      Yes–for the added restriction lang, and not for the renewal.

  58. Nicki Cruz
    October 24, 2017 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    Nicki Cruz
    Mam Cherryl Good day po. The statement of Jonah below is same to me and several of my co-examine, we all got from the written exam the score of 29/40 for NPDL, and we know that the 40-questions for NPDL are easy and the question is why we failed and all us score 29/40, and she told us to come back after1-month and to go for medical again and retake written exam, still, we did not ask the lady why we got 29 only to avoid argumentation and blacklisting, and one thing she said she, its already in the system that we failed so we have to come back 1-month. So we left and comeback again after 1-month. just for info, thank u.

    July 11, 2017 at 4:00 am — Reply

    Bakit kay ako bumaksak sa exam, andali dali ng exam. sa 40 isa lng ang sure ko na mali kasi related sa kuliglig (traktora) anu daw dapat gawin pag bumabyahe ka kasabay sila pag umaga o dapit hapon.. tapos ang result ko 29 lng. yung 35 nasa reviewer yung 4 commonsence na tanung yung sa traktora lng ang medyo magulo pero 29 lng score ko. Chineck ko din sagut ko sa mga reviwer as in tama talaga yung sagot na 35 sa reviewer na makikita mo online reviewer at sa LTO reviewer. Bakit kaya madam?

    • October 25, 2017 at 9:08 am — Reply

      Hi Nicki,
      Sorry to hear that. May mga rare occurrences na yung computer system nila may glitches, pero di dapat excuse yun para magbigay ng maling result.

      Hopefully, it won’t happen again. If it does, then maybe you should ask them how the results came about, and demand to see your test result. That’s the only way to know kung may error na nagawa on their part.

  59. Nicki Cruz
    October 25, 2017 at 8:53 am — Reply

    if the examine failed in the written exam and he/she was told to comeback after 1-month on the specific date, but because of unavoidable circumstances you can’t go back on the said date (i.e Nov 20,2017), only after 45days or two months. It is possible to retake the exam after more than one month or 2-months?
    Just asking only, Thank you very much for your time.

  60. Rodelia
    November 2, 2017 at 9:46 am — Reply

    Hi! Kailangan ko pa ba kumuha ng written at practical exam kung mag renew ako ng non- professional driver’s license ko next year 2018? Maraming salamat po.

  61. Nicki Cruz
    November 3, 2017 at 11:04 pm — Reply

    Hello Mam,

    If the Examinee failed in his/her written test exam in one LTO branch, can he/she take the written exam in another LTO branch after the specified date or after 1-month? Just for clarification only.

    Thanks a lot.

  62. alvin
    November 13, 2017 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    hi Ma’am, need po ba talaga yung receipt ng Student Permit kahit dala mo na mismo yung Student card mo?-thanks

    • November 14, 2017 at 6:33 am — Reply

      Hi Alvin,
      Yes, pero baka may ibang branches na less strict with this rule. To be sure, bring it with you pa rin.

  63. Miki
    November 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm — Reply

    Hi! po Ma’am ask lng po kung lhat po ba na branch ng LTO ay my mlapit na accredited medical clinic?

    • November 16, 2017 at 9:45 am — Reply

      Hi Miki,
      In most cases, yes. Pero you can also try out those that aren’t near an LTO branch as long as they are accredited.

  64. George
    November 21, 2017 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    Hi Miss Cherryl,

    Good day Mam, I’m planning to get a non-prof drivers license, but As i’ve read on LTO’s website, it seems na kailangan pa ng student permit muna then after a month pwde nang mag apply for non-prof license tama ba mam? Then another thing is mag apply ako nang restriction 1 which is for motor cycle, and ang gagamitin kong motor is yung scooter which is automatic, pwde bang yung motor ko na gagamitin for practical exam?Or if ever mag paparent kaya yung LTO sakin ng automatic/scooter pra pang practical test ko?

    • November 21, 2017 at 6:29 pm — Reply

      Hi George,
      Yes, I think I’ve mentioned this before, pero kelangan mo ng student permit first before you can apply for a non-pro AFTER a month.

      From what I know, most LTO branches will require you to rent out their motorcycles. There are a handful na papayag na gamitin mo yung scooter mo, pero hindi lagi. Best to play it safe by bringing your scooter BUT ready ka pa rin to rent their bikes out just in case.

      • George
        November 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm — Reply

        Hi Mam,

        Ok mam thank you for your response on this one.

        As for their bikes to be rented, is there a possible that they would provide the right bike for me? worried lang kasi ako baka they cannot provide the scooter which supposed to be na gusto kong gamitin for my practical test, then they will fail me (let say manual yung binigay nila) in which hindi ko namang medyo kabisado.

        • November 21, 2017 at 8:05 pm — Reply

          Hi George,
          The last time I checked, most have manual and automatic motorcycles na pina-parent.

          To make things easier (and less stressful) for you, I would suggest you decide beforehand which LTO branch you’re going to, call them a few days (or a week) before you apply, and ask what they’re renting out there. That way, you can choose another branch kung hindi sila complete sa pinapa-rent nila.

          And maybe you can also ask if they can allow you to use your scooter. There’s no harm in trying, diba?

          Good luck on getting your license. 🙂

          • George
            November 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

            Ooh, thank you for your great response Mam Cherryl 🙂
            I will contact them right away if mag a-apply na ako, thank
            you so much Mam for your help , have a great day and Godbless! 🙂

          • November 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

            You’re welcome. 🙂

  65. jp
    November 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    hi ms. cherryl ive the same problem as ms. nicki got only 29 out of 40 but i was so sure that i can pass the exam easily.. got shocked on the test result so i ask the examiner if i can check my paper get a picture of my answer sheet and questions sheet so i can check it on my own. but he did not entertain me. he quoted “”bagsak ka na nasa system na balik ka nalang next month”” he has no intention to allow me to check the papers on my own.. i just want to know if there is a law, memo or something from lto to allow me to check my papers on my own so i can be satisfied in the results of exam. because i am pretty sure if i go back there and demand to see my papers again they will said that quoted words again to me.. i hope you can help me with this problem maam godbless..

    • November 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm — Reply

      Hi JP,
      I’m so sorry to hear that. Truth is, I didn’t expect them to decline. There are some kasi who are more accommodating, and mukhang yung napunta sayo hindi. Have you tried talking to their manager? Maybe he or she could help you with it.

      • November 28, 2017 at 9:51 am — Reply

        This is a follow-up. I talked to Mr. Raul de Guzman of LTO Central Office, and he informed me hindi na talaga nila pinapakita ang test result sa examinees.

        And the reason why some fail is because they tend to become careless when it comes to traffic signs and “other minor details”, such as distances between cars and etc.

        What’s more, an “anonymous” source I talked to from the Q.C. Licensing Center said that they change a couple of words from the reviewer questions para malito talaga ang nagte-test. So you think you’re choosing the correct letter, pero you’re actually choosing the wrong one.

        And both sources have observed that many of those who passed the written exam studied muna sa driving schools, because topics (specifically about traffic signs and other of those “minor details”) are normally taught to students.

        SO HERE’S A VALUABLE TIP: It’s better to enroll in driving schools bago kayo mag-apply for a license to increase your chances of passing the written exam.

  66. George
    December 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    Hi mam, ask lang ako if on the day ba nagprocess ako nang student license ko makukuha ko ba agad? or maghihintay pa ako days,weeks or months? and then ask lang ako mam if ganun ba rin ba sa non-prof? thank you mam.

    • December 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm — Reply

      Hi George,
      Ideally, both of them should be released to you during that day rin.

      • george
        December 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm — Reply

        ah ok mam kasi merong nakapagsabi matagal pa daw i release ang student license if naka apply na ako. If ever mag sabi sila na for 3 months ko pa makukuha is there any legal actions na pwde kong gawin?

        • December 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm — Reply

          Student permit in 3 months time? Masyadong matagal yan. Pwede pa for a non-pro license, since it’s made of plastic. But for a student permit printed on paper, then it shouldn’t take that long.

          I don’t know of any legal actions you can take, but you can try to call LTO’s legal department at 9214897 for inquiries.

  67. December 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm — Reply

    Hi Miss Cherryl,
    Dapat ho bng magtest drive kung 5mos lng n expired un license ko dito n 123 àng restriction at my foreign license ho ako n s 2018 p m expired oki sagot nmn ho salamat

    • December 7, 2017 at 11:03 am — Reply

      Hi Adel,
      Yes, you have to do it all again–and you will need to pay a fine as well. Valid lang ang foreign license for 3 months upon your arrival, and you can’t use it after that. I think I discussed this with Bunny in one of the comments here. Try to read it if you have time.

  68. JM
    December 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm — Reply


    If I only got the receipt for non pro since card was not available yet, can I already use it to drive in highways alone? Is it considered as NPDL? Thanks

    • December 7, 2017 at 12:38 pm — Reply

      Hi JM,
      Yes. Just bring the receipt with you at all times (to be sure).

  69. Anonymous
    December 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm — Reply


    Tumtanggap po ba ang San juan LTO ng Non Pro Drivers Application every saturday? Thanks,

    • December 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm — Reply

      Yung licensing office nila dati open on Saturdays (a couple of years ago), but I’m not sure now. Best to call them for more information.

  70. queen
    December 28, 2017 at 11:34 pm — Reply

    Hi Ms Cherryl!

    Thanks for a very informative article. May question lang po ako, what if expired na for 12 yrs ang driver’s license ko, do i need to reapply for student license again? and then wait for 1 month to apply for non pro? TIA po.

    • December 29, 2017 at 5:37 am — Reply

      Hi Queen,
      Hindi na, pero you will have to apply for a non-pro driver’s license again. Like I’ve said in my past comment, this means back to square one ka ulit in your application, and you will need to pay a P225.00 penalty fee as well.

      As far as I know (and this may need updating), you are also required to apply on “select branches” only, particularly LTO Licensing Centers located sa East Avenue, San Juan, Pasig, and Tayuman. You can try to call LTO for clarification. 🙂

  71. Nino
    December 30, 2017 at 12:17 am — Reply

    Hi Po! Ask ko lang po Dormant na po ang Non pro License ko kasi More than 4 years ko na hindi na renew. Do i have to get and start with a Student License po then wait another month before I can proceed in getting a non pro License?Thank you po.

    • January 3, 2018 at 9:09 am — Reply

      Hi Nino,
      No need to get a Student Permit na. You almost have a similar question to Queen’s, so try to read her comment if you have time. 🙂

  72. Jasmine
    January 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    Hi mam cherryl
    I already have a student permit..but i used married sa status is possible po ba na ma change ko un as a “single” sa pgkuha ko ng non prof license?kc po more than 10 yers na akong separated sa husband ko although we are not legally separated…thank you maam..GOD BLESS!!

    • January 23, 2018 at 8:59 am — Reply

      Hi Jasmine,
      Yes, you can change it.

      Kung hindi kayo legally separated, you have to bring BOTH your NSO-certified birth and marriage certificates, and explain to them na gusto mong baguhin yung status mo from married to single.

      FYI, pag legally separated, just bring a certificate of annulment when applying for a non-pro license.

  73. Jay
    January 22, 2018 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    Good Pm Maám Cherryl,

    I will apply po kasi for Pro License ( currently,I have more than 6 months student license na) Ask ko lang po if need ba na NBI at Police clearance or kahit ano sa dalawa ?

    And yung medical exam ba is sa LTO na din mismo icoconduct ?

    Salamat sa reply in advance


    • January 23, 2018 at 10:01 am — Reply

      Hi Jay,
      Yes, you need an NBI -or- a police clearance here.

      By the way, yung medical exam pwede anywhere basta accredited. I would suggest you browse through the comments here for more info.

      Good luck!

  74. Jess
    January 23, 2018 at 8:39 pm — Reply

    Good day Maam,
    Isa po akong OFW dito sa Riyadh at mayroon akong valid Saudi Driver License, ano ang mga requirement para po sa Driver License Conversion. kailangan po ba ng Birth Certificate galing sa NSO?

    Thank you maam and god bless.

    • January 24, 2018 at 10:02 am — Reply

      Hi Jess,

      Di mo na kailangan ng birth certificate. Just go to LTO East Ave (only) and submit the requirements.

      By the way, there’s no more drug test, and the TIN is almost always optional. It’s best to bring it na rin just in case.

  75. Jay
    February 6, 2018 at 10:52 am — Reply

    Hi Ms. Cheryl, may 1mo na po yung SP ko, gusto ko sana magkaruon ng restrictions 1 & 2 yung magiging license ko. pag ganto ba, kailangan ko pa mag-drive test ng car at motorcycle? or car drive test lang enough na para magka-1 &2? thank you.

    • February 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm — Reply

      Hi Jay,
      Kelangan mong mag-test for BOTH car and motorcycle kung gusto mong mag-apply for Restrictions 1 & 2.

  76. Filart
    February 14, 2018 at 11:02 pm — Reply

    Hi Ma’am Cherryl,

    Expired po ung Professional Driving License last November 2017. Nandito pa po ako abroad ma’am and pauwi po ako ngayong March 2018.

    Pwede ko pa po ba gamitin ma’am and how may days pa po na pwede magamit.

    Onother issue po, magre-renew ako ng expired License pagdating. Makukuha ko rin po ba agad ang renewal with the ID Card ma’am. Sa Bangued Abra LTO Branch po ako magrenew this coming March 2018.

    Thank you.

    • February 16, 2018 at 11:54 pm — Reply

      Hi Filart,
      Hindi mo na pwedeng gamitin ang license mo kasi expired na yan.

      And regarding your “renewal with the ID card” issue, I would suggest you call the LTO branch at Bangued Abra to inquire about it. Pero generally, dapat makuha mo rin yan agad. But it’s best to call them to be sure.

      • Filart Panabang
        February 26, 2018 at 7:19 pm — Reply

        Thank you sa info ma’am.

        But if I have Valid Foreign License, pwede po ba gamitin yon mag drive from Manila to Probinsya and other city driving location po.

        Di po ba, 3 months validity naman ang Foreign License kung gagamitin in Philippines. 2 weeks lang kasi ang vacation ko ma’am.


        • March 5, 2018 at 11:23 am — Reply

          Hi Filart,
          Yes, ok lang yan, basta wag lalagpas ng 3 months.

  77. March 5, 2018 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    Hi po. pwede ba magtanong kung pwede na ko kumuha ng non-pro kung kumuha ako ng SP ng feb 5 tapos this march 5 ako kukuha? Eh wala po 29 at 30 ang feb dba?

    Thank you.

    • March 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm — Reply

      Hi Carl,
      Count 30 days. So kung kulang ang February ng 2 days, then you need to adjust your application date. In this case, March 7 ka dapat pumunta.

      Try to contact LTO just to be sure, though. Good luck!

  78. Regs
    March 5, 2018 at 11:32 pm — Reply

    Good day mam.. KUng kukuha po ako ng restriction 123 ung sa 2 and 3 po ba pwedeng automatic lng gamitin Or talagang manual trans. Lng ipapagamit nila? Thnx po mam.

    • March 6, 2018 at 10:08 am — Reply

      Hi Regs,
      You can do them all in automatic (except for restriction 1, of course). So yung restriction 2 (vehicles up to 4,500 kgs. gvw) and restriction 3 (vehicles above 4,500 kgs. gvw) pwede mong gamitan ng automatic.

      And by the way, from what I know, most (if not all) LTO branches carry matics for these restrictions. Still, I would suggest you call the branch you’re going to apply to para ma-confirm kung nagpapagamit din sila ng automatic sa test.

      Good luck!

  79. regs
    March 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    salamat po ng madami mam Cherryl Anne Cruz more power and god bless po

  80. Regs
    March 6, 2018 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    Mam last question po pala ung SL ko po wala pong card n ibinigay OR lang po sya pero may nka note nmn po sa likod n d pa po available ung card ok lng po ba n OR lng ipakita maraming salamat po

  81. Regie
    March 6, 2018 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    Mam may valid saudi license pa po ako. Sept 2018 p po ang expired.. Kaso 2014 po ng sept wala n po ako sa saudi.. Almost 4 years na po at kauuwi ko dn lng po ngayung feb galing ibang bansa po.. Ang tanung ko po pwede ko pa po ba ipconvert yun saudi license ko n un?

    • March 8, 2018 at 3:04 pm — Reply

      Hi Regie,
      You can have it converted here for as long as valid at di pa expired ang driver’s license mo.

      Pero in any case, it’s still best to contact LTO just to be sure.

  82. Regie
    March 8, 2018 at 6:20 pm — Reply

    Maraming Salamat po ulit mam..

  83. alan
    March 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    mam tanong ko lng po.. failed po ako sa non pro exam ang sabi po sakin balik daw po ako after 1month.. kaya lng po 2weeks na lng po maeexpired na student license ko, tatangapin pa po kaya yun pagretake ng exam?

    • March 13, 2018 at 11:04 am — Reply

      Hi Alan,
      Ok lang yan. Nasa records na naman nila na you weren’t able to pass the exam and the date you took it, so they can trace yung date ng license mo to check kung talagang expired na nga after a couple of weeks. If that’s the case, then di magiging issue yan.

  84. Jayzie
    March 13, 2018 at 9:42 pm — Reply

    Hi maam cherryl,

    Pwede po ba ako kumuha ng non-pro sa Lto san juan kahit na sa east ave galing ung SP ko po?

    T.Y maam

  85. Daven
    March 22, 2018 at 6:38 pm — Reply

    Hello po mam 🙂 17 years old na po ako and nakakuha na ko ng SP isang araw matapos yung birthday ko (Last year) and halos 9 months na SP ko ngayon. Di pa po ba talaga pwede hanggat di pa nag e 18 ?

    • Daven
      March 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm — Reply

      For Non Pro DL po

    • March 23, 2018 at 6:37 am — Reply

      Hi Daven,
      Dapat 18 talaga. It’s a couple of months na lang naman, so you don’t have to wait too long.
      In the meantime, I would suggest you prepare for the exams and work on your driving skills so you’ll be ready when you apply for a license. 🙂

  86. Fletcher
    March 26, 2018 at 11:54 pm — Reply

    Hi Ma’am, clarify ko lang po. Allowed po ba na magdala ng kotse sa LTO kahit student permit pa lang po? Balak ko na po kase na magapply for non-pro kaya lang wala pong sasama sakin, at the same time, gusto ko sana gamitin yung kotse namin. Pwede po ba ako gumamit ng kotse namin magisa para magapply po? Thank you!

  87. March 28, 2018 at 11:09 pm — Reply

    Hi Maam. Kumuha po ako ng Student Permit dito sa nearest LTO branch namin. I went there 8am and finished at 1pm. However, binigyan lang ako ng resibo na may naka tatak na “Valid as Student Permit”. I am planning to get a NPDL after 1 month, tatanggapin kaya tong Resibo kahit wala yung Student permit card since ito lang naman yung binigay nila saken?

  88. John
    April 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Hi po. Kakaapply ko lamang po ng students permit, sabe saken after 32days pwede nang magapply ng license. Eh company-vehicle po yung iddrive ko kaya ako kukuha ng license, so ano pong dpt kong kunin, NPDL or PDL? Thanks

    • April 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm — Reply

      Hi John,
      Pwede pareho, pero LTO recommends you go for the professional license, lalo na if you’re going to do a lot of driving for the company.

  89. Ana
    April 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    Hi Ma’am Cherryl,

    Ask ko lang po kung paano ang practical exam sa LTO Tayuman, may mga naririnig kasi ako na atras at abante lang daw yung gagawin. Then yung sa motor naman po proper wearing of helmet lang.

    Nag driving school naman po ako pero sabi nila luma yung car na ipapagamit. which is not applicable sa driving school kasi lahat ng ginamit ko puro bago pa.

    Thank you

    • April 14, 2018 at 4:54 am — Reply

      Hi Ana,
      I’m not really sure, pero I can say from experience na not all practical exams are the same in different LTO branches. May iba mas strict, pero meron din na talagang atras-abante lang ang ipapagawa saiyo.

      At may branches na nagpapagamit ng lumang cars. If this is going to be a serious problem for you, then I would suggest you bring your own car na lang sa test.

      Good luck!

  90. Anonymous
    April 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm — Reply


    I have Professional Driver’s Licence with 1&2 Restriction, mga ilang Months po pwede ako mag add ng restriction. Thank you.

  91. CARLOS
    May 8, 2018 at 8:27 am — Reply

    Hello po, gusto ko po sana magkuha nang code 1 license, need ko pa po ba mag.practical/magdrive ng motor? If oO, pwede po ba automatic at di di.clutch na motor? Di pa po kasi ako familiar sa automatic. .Salamat po. .

    • May 8, 2018 at 11:35 am — Reply

      Hi Carlos,
      Yes to both questions (assuming automatic yung gagamitin mo sa test).

  92. Alyssa
    May 8, 2018 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    Hello, as of May 2018, may drug test pa po ba?

    • May 9, 2018 at 10:39 am — Reply

      Hi Alyssa,
      No more drug test.

      • November 8, 2018 at 10:10 pm — Reply

        mam cherry any drug test at lto cavite paliparan?

  93. jepot
    May 15, 2018 at 3:50 am — Reply

    hello po, ask ko lng po kapag po ba non pro rc 1&2 ung kukunin, pareho po bng irerent ung motorcycle saka po ung car kapag walang sariling dala? dalawa po b ung irerent saka magkaiba po b ng bayad?

    • May 15, 2018 at 7:03 am — Reply

      Hi Jepot
      Magre-rent ka pag wala kang dala. At magkaiba sila, so magbabayad ka for the motorcycle and car.

  94. PRANS
    June 7, 2018 at 4:19 am — Reply


    ask ko lang po pag change status and last name after marriage kelangan parin po ba ng written and drive test? Thanks

    • June 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm — Reply

      Hi Prans,
      None that I know of — as long as your license hasn’t expired yet.

      Still, please confirm with LTO just to be sure.

  95. Jeffen
    June 14, 2018 at 7:17 am — Reply

    Hi Ma’am Cherryl,
    ask ko lang po kung may high blood ka po ba hidni ka po ba makakakuha ng driver lincese??

    • June 14, 2018 at 11:08 am — Reply

      Hi Jeffen,
      It depends sa medical assessment sayo. Actually, in most cases, marami naman silang ina-approve even with that condition, as long as it’s not really that serious.

  96. Ren
    June 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    Hi mam,

    Ask ko lang po may automatic motorcycle ba for rent sa LTO east ave for driving test?

    • June 25, 2018 at 10:01 am — Reply

      Hi Ren,
      Dapat meron, pero it’s still best to ask the specific branch you’re going to before you take your test. Good luck!

  97. Matthew
    July 4, 2018 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    Mam/sir tanung lang po non pro po kc ang license ko 1 lang tpos irerenew ko na po bukas gsto ko po sanang mag pro na tpos magdagdag ng restriction na 2 anong pong mga kailangan at magkano po kaya ang aabutin?

    • July 5, 2018 at 9:53 am — Reply

      Hi Matthew,
      I think na-discuss ko na to a couple of times sa comments. Try to browse through them if you have time. 🙂

  98. Krydelle
    July 13, 2018 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Hi, ask lang po sana ako.:) nagpamedical na po kasi ako for work requirements, then ask ko po sana kung pwede kung gamitin ang medical exam for applying non pro license.??.para di na po sana ako magpamedical..may nagsabi po kasi sakin na another medical examination nanaman po kung magapapply ako for non-pro.

    • July 13, 2018 at 11:22 am — Reply

      Hi Krydelle,
      If I’m not mistaken, kelangan mo talagang magpa-medical ulit sa LTO-accredited na clinic. Pero if the one you took your medical examination for work is really recent lang and LTO-accredited, then perhaps it’s okay.

      If I were you, I’d call LTO to clarify this, or just bring the medical result with you and ask if pwede na yun. Good luck!

  99. chet
    July 29, 2018 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    hi po ask ko po, paano po kapag bumagsak ka po sa practical exam pero pasado ang written? retake parin po ba ang written exam sa 2nd take mo

  100. August 4, 2018 at 9:05 am — Reply

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  101. Mark Bueno
    August 29, 2018 at 9:07 am — Reply

    Hi maam,

    My current license is non-pro with restriction 1&2 and I would like to renew my license this Oct. The question is, am I still required to take another written/practical exam if I opted to Professional license with restriction code 1,2&4? Thanks and more power.

    • August 29, 2018 at 9:29 am — Reply

      Hi Mark,
      Yes, you will need to take all tests for each restriction.

  102. fighting
    September 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    good day po,

    i failed the actual test drive in dasma, pwede po kaya na mag take ako ng actual test drive sa ibang lto branch?? thank you po sa response

    • September 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm — Reply

      Hi Fighting,
      Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, you can’t. You have to wait it out for a month to take the test again.

  103. fighting
    September 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    ahh same lto branch po mag take? kunsan po nag fail dun po mag re-take??

    thank you po sa response!!! 🙂

    • September 11, 2018 at 1:05 pm — Reply

      Kahit saan–pero better to retake the test sa original branch you took it. Good luck! 🙂

    September 11, 2018 at 6:16 pm — Reply


    If I failed to pass the LTO exams, do I have to pay again all the fees?

    Please advise and Thank you!

  105. Tine
    September 16, 2018 at 5:19 am — Reply

    Good day!
    Maam pwede po bang kumuha ng student permit kahit di pa po bihasa sa pagdadrive?

    • September 17, 2018 at 11:21 am — Reply

      Hi Tine,
      Better kung marunong ka nang mag-drive. Kung basic lang ang alam mo, baka ma-pass mo nga yung student permit, pero you’ll fail the practical driving test when you get your actual license na.

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  108. Jesto
    January 26, 2019 at 4:33 am — Reply

    Hi, puwede po ba malaman kung puwede akong mag enroll sa driving school kahit wala akong sariling car pa, pero planning to buy once na may training na ako. Okay lang ba o need pa po ng sariling car?

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  110. matchaaaaa
    February 23, 2019 at 11:24 am — Reply

    Question po.

    Nag fail kasi ako sa LTO main ng driving test. pinabalik ako after a week. due to some reasons and to make sure na nakapag practice ako ng backing skills ko, bumalik ako after a month.

    sinoli nila requirements ko and then need ko daw ulit bayaran yung whole process. like yung babayaran mo to get a non pro tho nakapagbayad na ako non. and sabi nila nga nung pinababalik ako is di ko na din daw need maygbayad for the rent sa car and motor. tapos pagbalik ko sa window, babayad and uulit daw akong buong process. ganon ba talaga yun? di na tuloy ako bumalik kasi galing pa akong cavite and now expired na stundent permit ko.

    what to do?

    • February 26, 2019 at 12:25 pm — Reply

      Once you fail kasi, back to square one ka ulit, which means you have to undergo the whole process again–pati yung payment.
      Good luck sa next driving test. 🙂

  111. Chloe
    July 17, 2019 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    Hi Ms. Cherryl,
    Question about the practical test – does it always happen in a designated parking lot/obstacle course or does it also take place on the actual roads? Because I’ve heard of tests happening in both settings – does it depend on which LTO office you go to? Thank you!

    • July 19, 2019 at 11:10 am — Reply

      Hi Chloe,
      As far as I know, it only happens in designated parking lots of LTO. Actual roads–I’m not sure. Maybe you can ask the LTO branch you’re going to before you take your test. That way, you can come prepared.

  112. Paulo
    August 10, 2019 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    hello po. 1 month na po yung student permit ko as today. pwede pa po ba gamitin yung medical cerficate na ginamit ko sa pagkuha ng Student permit sa pagkuha ko ng NPDL? tinanong kasi ako nung physician kung kukuha agad ako ng Non Pro. sabi ko oo, then binigyan nya ako ng 2 copies ng Medical.

  113. Niel
    January 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm — Reply


    what if may non pro na ako restriction 1&2, pag mag upgrade to pro kelangan parin ba ng exam at driving test ulet? Thanks.

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