3 Simple Steps in Applying for a Non-Professional Driver’s License

Most citizen in the Philippines apply for a non-professional driver’s license as it is categorized to be restricted only for private vehicles and you can apply after one (1) month of your student driver’s permit unlike for a professional driver’s license that will allow you to apply after six (6) months. As noted before (How to apply for a student driver’s permit), driving is a big responsibility. You should be responsible once you obtain your driver’s license. Before applying for a non-professional driver’s license in the Philippines, you should consider these steps:

Step 1: You should know its eligibility and requirements.

An applicant is eligible for applying a non-professional driver’s license if he/she is:
  1. At least seventeen (17) years old
  2. Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle
  3. Able to read and write in Filipino or English
  4. Clean, neat, and presentable

Wearing of sando, sports shorts, and slippers during photo-taking and examinations will not be allowed.

Requirements for applying a non-professional driver’s license:
  1. Duly accomplished application form for driver’s license (ADL) [Download Non-Professional Driver’s License Application Form here]
  2. Valid student driver’s permit (at least one month old) [Here’s how to get a student driver’s permit]
  3. Medical certificate with official receipt (from LTO accredited or Government physician, valid only for 15 days)
    If you have a poor vision, you should consult an ophthalmologist and bring an eyeglasses because you might regret of returning back just to have an eyeglasses
  4. Negative drug test result (from a DOH accredited drug testing center & Government Hospital)
  5. Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN), if employed
  6. Must have passed the written examination
    To pass the exam you should know the Philippine road and traffic rules as well as the ethics in driving. Before taking the exam, the LTO personnel will teach you those things, giving you a reviewer as well. To be more prepared, there’s an LTO Exam Reviewer in this site [Here’s the LTO Exam Reviewer in English] [Here’s the LTO Exam Reviewer in Tagalog].
  7. Must have passed the practical examination
    It is important that you know how to drive first before you apply for a driver’s license. You can bring your own car/motorcycle for actual driving examination, or you could use their car/motorcycle, both have fees.

Note: There will be no more drug test required for all driver’s applications & renewals in accordance to Republic Act No. 10586.

Step 2: You should know where to apply.

Venue for applying a non-professional driver’s license:

You can apply at any licensing center/district office with new driver’s license transactions.

Step 3: You should know its procedures.

Procedures for applying a non-professional driver’s license:
  1. Go to the customer service counter to get your checklist of requirements and secure a driver’s license application form. [This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.] Get a queue number.
  2. When your number is called, go to the evaluator counter and submit all the required documents and have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
  3. When your name is called, go to where your photo and signature will be taken.
  4. Go to the cashier to pay the application fee.
  5. Go to the Examination Room for the lecture and written exam. (You can review the LTO exam here).
  6. After passing the written exam, wait for your name to be called for the practical exam.
  7. After passing the practical exam, go to the cashier when your name is called for payment of necessary fees and obtain an official receipt (OR).
  8. Go to the releasing counter, wait for your name to be called and present the OR and claim the card type license.
Fees and charges for applying a non-professional driver’s license:
Application FeeP100.00
Computer FeeP67.63
License FeeP350.00 P585.00
Computer FeeP67.63
TotalP585.26 P820.26
  1. Never apply with fixers. It’s easy to apply for a Non-Professional Driver’s License, you can do it on your own. Be punctual, in my experience when I applied at noon, there is a little chance of getting into their quota. Perhaps if you go to the LTO office early in the morning (around 6:00 a.m.) you could have a higher chance. Be patient, there are several steps in order for you to obtain a driver’s license. Driving is a passion, so is waiting.
  2. Non-Professional Driver’s License will expire after three five (5) years at your birthday of the expiry year. You should renew it before its expiry day to avoid penalties and charges [Here’s how to renew your existing driver’s license].
  3. Non-Professional Driver’s License entitles you to only drive private vehicles according to your license restrictions.

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  1. Lila

    Anong branches po yung licensing centers? Pumunta po ako sa LTO Makati kanina tas hanggang student’s permit lang daw sila

  2. Leo artuz

    kailangan po ba ng police clearance sa pag kuha ng Non pro?

  3. Robert

    May weight limit po sa pag-aaply ng non-prof. License at student permit?

  4. geo francisco

    pag hnd pumasa sa exam po .pag balik ko hnd ba ako mag medical ulit

  5. jack

    pano kung alam mo na yung bloodtype mo i test pa din ba yung bloodtype

  6. Ronald

    Sir, what is the requirements in conversion of Non-Professional license to Professional license, thanks

  7. Jay vy durante

    Ask lang po 820 po ba ung babayadan ng student to non pro licence wala n po bang iba

  8. Jasper

    Kung mag coconvert po ng non pro to pro at ang restrcition ng non pro ko ay 1,2 magprapractical poba ako pra maidagdag ung 3?

  9. Kit Uy

    Pwede po bang kumukha na agad ng license if ever na NC2 passer ka at may certificate po? Salamat

  10. Ouie

    Hi nahuli ako noon 6yrs ago because of no helmet at hindi ko na natubos license ko. Pano po ba ako magkaka lisensya ulit? Back to student ba ako?

  11. Wena

    Hi po pwede po bang kumuha ng non pro license kahit hindi marunong magdrive?kaylangan lng po kc ng valid id pra s dicunments..slmat

  12. Gabrielle John Imperial

    Goodevening po mam/sir, naka kuha na po ako ng student license, noong feb 7, makakapag non-professional po ba ako sa march 7 po? Kaht kulang po ang february sa buwan ng date if ma makuha na akong ng non-prof sa march 7? reply po kayo asap.

  13. mark

    san po pwede mag online exam para sa non-pro license

  14. Ron Nills

    Same parin po ba ang mga reviewer nyo po sa exam ngayong 2019 to 2020 po.. para po alam kupo. kasi mag take palang po ako ng exam for non pro po.. salamat and God Bless po..

  15. Lorevie Nabo Pastrano

    Hello good am
    Ask ko lang po if acceptable ba ang non professional Drivers License of Philippines sa RIYADH Saudi Arabia. Pra mkapagconvert to thier Riyadh Saudi Arabia drivers license

  16. Arnold Pancito

    Pwde po ba yung scooter for non pro?

  17. mary fe

    what should I do poh, ung OR qu nkaindicate sa non pro code1,2..
    pero po yung n print s I.d card code 1 lng.. anu po gagawin ko step to change kakakuha q plng this day?

  18. robby

    pwede pa po ba ako kumuha ng non pro license kahit yung student permit ko ay mag expire sa April 30.
    thanks po

  19. Robby

    two questions po.
    1) 3 weeks na lang po ay expire na ang student permit ko (April 30, 2019). pwede pa dn po ba mag apply ng non pro bago magkatapusan?

    2) sa tayuman lto po ako nag apply ng non pro last Jan.17 bagsak po ang practical exam ko at pinababalik po ako ng Feb.20 pero hindi na po ako nakabalik. Pwede po ba akong mag apply ng non-pro sa Main LTO or sa tayuman po ulit?

    Salamat po kailangan ko po ng payo nyo.

  20. Humphrey Galut

    May bayad pa po ba magconvert ng owner’s copy to id license?

    1. Humphrey Galut

      Non-prof po yung owner’s copy ko

  21. Reymark Ignacio

    ilang months po vh…ang kailangan kung kkuha na professional licence

  22. Ron

    Kelan pa naging professional ang restriction 12?..di ba non pro lang yan.

  23. MARK

    5 years na po expire NON PRO LICENSE ko tz nawala po ung ID ko pwede pwd p po b iparenew un nkapagpagawa nmn nko ng Affidavit of Loss na nawala id ko. magkano kaya penalty sa 5yrs expire na license??

  24. MARK

    5 years na po expire NON PRO LICENSE ko magkano kaya penalty na babayaran??tz nawala po ung ID ko pwede pwd p po b iparenew un nkapagpagawa nmn nko ng Affidavit of Loss na nawala id ko.


    anong kailangan kapag mag drive ng 4500KGS GVW. above

  26. Pau

    Sir ask ko lang po how many questions po ba kapag non prof?

  27. Dexter Delos Reyes

    Panu Kung sa manila ko kinuha student permit ko tapos sa province ako kukuha ng non pro

  28. Rowell astillero

    Ano pong requirements pag kukuha ng non pro. License?

  29. Biiihey

    What if I miss my expired student permit? It is not a card but a paper only. Do I need to take a new student permit again for me to take a professional license?

  30. Kay

    Sa Sacop Sanfernando po pwde daw po kumuha ng non pro license doon? or sa kapitolyo ng SF lang?

  31. zoilo

    anu po pwede kong gamitin pang review para sa non pro examination

  32. zoilo

    san po ako pwede makakuwa ng reviewer para sa non pre examination

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