Complete guide to get non-pro driver's license requirements

Updated Mar 04, 2022 | Same topic: Let's Drive Smart!

Read this first if you’re planning to get a non-pro driver’s license and requirements for non pro license.

After using a student permit issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for some time, the next logical step would be acquiring a Non-professional or Non-pro driver’s license, right? Let’s face it, you won’t stay a student forever, and that a student permit has a lot of limitations that just won’t do for an adult driver.

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You can't use your student driver's license forever

With that being said, here are non pro license requirements for 2022 that you’ll need to make your transition from being a student permit holder to a non pro driver license holder a bit easier. We also included the basic qualifications for a non pro license, plus the LTO requirements needed for its renewal.

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Getting a non pro license is one big step in becoming an adult.

Non-pro license requirements 2022:

1. A duly accomplished LTO driver’s license application form (ADL).

2. A student permit that’s at least one month old.

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The ADL is part of LTO driver's license requirements

3. A medical certificate from an LTO accredited clinic. This will prove that you’re mentally and physically fit to drive a motor vehicle. Do note that a scanned copy of the medical certificate will be sent to the LTO IT system.

4. An applicant must pass the practical examination and written examination. Applicants who have failed the written test or practical test twice are not allowed to apply for a non pro license for two years.

5. For foreigners, you’ll need to present your original passport and visa, and a copy of each. If born in the Philippines, you’ll need to present a birth certificate authenticated by the National Statistics Office to meet the LTO non pro requirements.

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Remember that the LTO now has an online appointment system

Non-professional Driver’s License Qualifications

1. The applicant must be at least 17 years of age when applying for a non-pro driver’s license at LTO.

2. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motorized vehicle.

3. The applicant must be a holder of a valid student driver’s permit.

4. The applicant must be able to read and write in English, or Filipino, or a local dialect.

5. The applicant must pass the practical driving exam and the written exam.

6. In going to the LTO office, the applicant must be presentable. Your picture will be taken there after all. As such, wearing sandos, shorts, and slippers are prohibited.

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Try to look your best because that picture on your driver's license will last a long time 

Non-professional Driver’s License Requirements for Renewal

1. An applicant’s non pro license is due to expire. 

2. Duly accomplished driver’s license application form or ADL.

3. Medical certificate from a Department of Health or LTO accredited clinic.

Note: The mandatory testing for the renewal of a driver’s license is no longer required.

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What are the fees for getting a non-professional driver’s license?

These are the total expenses that you will have to pay for getting a non-professional driver's license. Please keep in mind that this might not be 100% accurate for you as the fee could vary between different regions:

Written exam: ₱167.63

Renting a drive test car: ₱200

Non-pro license fee: ₱652.63

In total, you need to pay around ₱1,000 to get a non-professional driver’s license.

Non-pro license requirements 2022: FAQ

1. Question: Is a mandatory drug test required for the application/renewal of an LTO driver’s license?

Answer: Mandatory drug testing for license application and renewal is no longer an LTO driver's license requirement as per Section 36 (A) of RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, following the passing of RA10586.

2. Question: What is the passing score for the LTO written exam?

Answer: To meet LTO's non pro requirements, individuals must get 30 out of 40 to pass.

3. Question: How to submit LTO change address in driver's license request? 

You need to complete an application from, present the original copy as well as submit a photocopy of your Proof of Billing. 

4. Question: How much money do I need to prepare when applying for a Non-pro driver’s license?

Answer: Around Php 820.26. We advise you to prepare around Php 900 to account for photocopy services. Note that this does not include the cost of the medical certificate.

5. Question: What does the non-pro driver’s license allow me to do?

Answer: A non-pro driver’s license allows its holder to drive motorcycles, as well as motor vehicles with manual or automatic transmissions that do not weigh more than 4,500 kilograms. This includes most passenger vehicles like pickup trucks, sedans, SUVs, minivans, MPVs, etc.

6. Question: How to get a driver's license if I fail my LTO license written or practical tests for 2022?

Answer: Just like the non pro requirements in 2020, LTO will allow you to take the driving test and written test up to three times this year. To note, you’ll have to wait for a month if you fail either test. Fail either one for a second time then wait for a year.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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