LICENSING INFORMATION /OVERVIEW
STUDENT-DRIVER’S PERMIT (SP)
An authority granted by the LTO to a person who desires to learn to operate a motor vehicle. The student-driver must be accompanied by a duly licensed driver, acting as driving instructor, possessing the appropriate license code/s for the desired type of motor vehicle.
VALIDITY OF STUDENT-DRIVER’S PERMIT (SP)
- The SP is valid for one (1) year from the date of its issuance. After one (1) year, it cannot be used for purposes of the practical driving course. However, it can be used to apply for NPDL if the practical driving course has been completed within the one (1) year validity period.
- After two (2) years from the date of issuance of SP, the holder is required to acquire a new SP bearing the same SP number and undergo the required apprenticeship period reckoned from the date of issuance of the new SP. All records of training courses are retained.
- SP may be renewed on or before the expiry date if the holder is not ready to apply for DL. Except for settlement of penalties due to traffic violations, only the basic fee is to be collected for the renewal of SP after the expiry date.
“The holder must be accompanied by a duly licensed driver, accredited by LTO as driving instructor, possessing the appropriate license codes with respect to the motor vehicle category applied for.”
“Prior to application of DL, the holder shall present a Certification that he/she has undergone the Driving Course conducted by LTO Accredited TESDA Training Center or Driving School.”
CONDUCTOR’S LICENSE (CL)
an authority granted by the L TO to a qualified person to assist the driver of a public utility vehicle in fare collection and/or ensuring ·the safety of the passengers and/or cargo while the said vehicle is in operation.
VALIDITY OF CONDUCTOR’S LICENSE (CL)
- A new CL is valid for five (5) years reckoned from the date of birth of the licensee, unless sooner revoked or suspended. A holder of CL who has not committed any violation/s during the five (5) year period preceding its expiration is entitled to renewal of such license valid for ten (10) years.
- Renewal of CL after two (2) years from the expiry date shall require the holder to take and pass the written examination and pay the corresponding penalty in addition to the basic fee.
DRIVER’S LICENSE (DL)
An authority in the form prescribed by the LTO granted to a person to operate motor vehicle that is either nonprofessional or professional driver’s license.
NONPROFESSIONAL DL (NPDL) – an authority in the form prescribed by the LTO granted to a person to operate a private motor vehicle.
PROFESSIONAL DL (PDL) – an authority in the form prescribed by the LTO granted to any driver hired or paid for driving or operating a motor vehicle whether for private use or for hire to the public.
DRIVER’S LICENSE CODE (DL Code) – refers to the collective code representing the vehicle category/ies that a licensed person is allowed to operate.
DRIVING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (DEP) – an updated road safety seminar designed by LTO for DL holders. Drivers are required to attend this seminar prior to renewal of the initial five (5) year license. An intervention program is required for those habitual traffic violators depending on the accumulated demerit points.
VEHICLE CATEGORY (VC) – refers to motor vehicle category as specified in the Philippine National Standard on Road Vehicles-Classification and Definition.
RESTRICTION CODE (RC) – refers to previous code representing the vehicle category/ies that a licensed person is allowed to operate.
“DRIVER’S LICENSE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT”
|RC||DL COOE||DL CLASSIFICATION (NON-PROFESSIONAL)||DL CLASSIFICATION (PROFESSIONAL)||VEHICLE CATEGORY||CLUTCH||GENERAL DESCRIPTION||IMAGE|
|1||A, A1||?||?||L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6||MT/AT||Motorcycle
L1 – A two – wheeled with a maximum design speed not exceeding 50 kph
L2 – A three – wheeled with a maximum design speed not exceeding 50 kph
L3 – two wheels with a maximum design speed exceeding 50 kph
L4 – motorcycle with side cars with a maximum design speed exceeding 50 kph
L5- three wheels symmetrically arranged with a maximum speed exceeding 50 kph
L6 – four wheels whose unladen mass is not more than 350 kg with maximum design speed not exceeding 45 kph
L7 – four wheels whose unladen mass is not more than 550 kg with maximum design speed not exceeding 45 kph
|2||B, B1, B2||?||?||M1, M2, N1||MT/AT||M1 – Vehicles up to 5,000 kgs GVW with not more than 8 passenger seats
M2 – Vehicles up to 5,000 kgs GVW with more than 8 passenger seats
N1 – Vehicles up to 3,500 kgs GVW for carriage of goods
|3||C||?||N2, N3||MT/AT||Vehicles exceeding 3,500 kgs GVW for the carriage of goods|
|3||D||?||M3||MT/AT||Vehicles above 5,000 kgs GVW with more than 8 passenger seats|
|4||B, B1, B2||?||?||M1, M2, N1||AT||M1 – Automatic clutch up to 5,000 kgs GVW with not more than 8 passenger seats
M2 – Automatic clutch up to 5,000 kgs GVW with more than 8 passenger seats
N1 – Automatic clutch up to 3,500 kgs GVW for carriage of goods
|5||C||?||N2, N3||AT||Automatic clutch exceeding 3,500 kgs GVW for the carriage of goods|
|5||D||?||M3||AT||Automatic clutch above 5,000 kgs GVW with more than 8 passenger seats|
|6||BE||?||O1||MT/AT||Articulated Vehicle not more than 750 kgs GVW|
|7||BE||?||O2||MT/AT||Articulated Vehicle exceeding 750 up to 3,500 kgs GVW|
|8||CE||?||O3, O4||MT/AT||Articulated Vehicle exceeding 3,500 kgs GVW|
|Condition Code||Indication / Driving Requirement|
|Drive only with corrective lenses
This is indicated in the driver’s license of a licensee that he/she is certified by an accredited physician to be out of the 20/40 vision and will not be allowed to drive without wearing eyeglasses or corrective lenses.
|Drive only with special equipment for upper limbs and/or lower limbs
This is indicated in the driver’s license of a licensee with impairment at the upper limb and/or lower limb.
|Drive customized motor vehicle only
This is indicated in the driver’s license of a licensee to drive especially designed motor vehicles only and duly registered with LTO.
|Drive only during daylight
This is indicated in the driver’s license of a licensee that he/she is only allowed to drive during daylight. This includes partially or totally blind in one eye.
|Drive only with hearing aid
This is indicated in the driver’s license of a licensee with impaired hearing.
Medical Certificate – a certification issued by a registered physician of an LTO accredited medical clinic stating the result of applicant’s medical examination and valid for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of issuance.
Drivers with driving conditions “2” or “3” or “4” or “5” are not allowed to operate For-Hire/ Public Utility Vehicles or Commercial Vehicles, unless, expressly allowed, in writing, by a qualified medical specialist.