5 Non-Pro License Requirements For Drivers In The Philippines

5 Non-Pro License Requirements For Drivers In The Philippines

May 4, 2021 0 By onroadtips

Once you’re no longer a student, you need to let go of your student permit and obtain a non-professional driver’s license that’s more suited for your status and gives you more permissions. So, what non pro license requirements you need to know? Onroadtips is here to give you the answer included in a complete guideline to get a non-professional driver’s license.

Non-Professional driver’s license requirements

Any applicant for the non pro license must prepare the following documents:

  • ADL: this is an accomplished driver’s license application form.
  • Student permit: your student permit must be one month or older.
  • Medical certificate issued by an LTO accredited clinic: this document is proof of your sufficient mental and physical capability of driving a motor vehicle. You must send a scanned copy of this certificate to the LTO IT system.
  • (For foreigners) a copy and original visa and passport: if you are a foreigner born in the Philippines, you have to present a birth certificate that’s authenticated by the National Statistics Office.

Apart from these documents, applicants have to pass the non pro license exam (written and practical). If you fail one of these tests, you are not eligible for a non-pro driver’s license for 2 years.

Here are all the non pro license requirements you need to follow if you want to apply for this type of driver’s license.

Non Pro License Requirements
Non-Pro License Requirements

Non-pro driver’s license qualifications

In addition to the documents you have to submit and pass the test, you need to meet the following qualifications to be eligible for a driver’s license.

  • You must be 17 years or older.
  • You must be mentally and physically healthy to drive a motor vehicle.
  • You must own a valid student permit.
  • You must be literate in Filipino, English, or a local language.
  • You must pass the written and practical driving tests.
  • You must wear appropriate clothes when presenting at the LTO office as your picture will be taken there.

Requirements for non-pro driver’s license renewal

As of now, you have learned the non pro license requirements that are applied to all applicants who wish to obtain a non-professional driver’s license. However, when your license is about to expire, you need to have it renewed or you can’t drive on the street legally. That brings us to the question of what you need to renew your driver’s license.

  • Your driver’s license that’s about to expire.
  • A medical certificate from an LTO or Department of Health accredited clinic.
  • Your accomplished driver’s license application.

After the renewal process is complete, remember to claim your driver’s license card.

What do you need to prepare to have your driver's license renewed?
What do you need to prepare to have your driver’s license renewed?


Is it mandatory to take a drug test for a driver’s license application or renewal?

No, it’s not required anymore, according to Section 36 (A) of RA 1965.

What score must you get to pass the driving written exam?

The passing score is 30/40.

How much does it cost to apply for a non-professional driver’s license?

You should prepare PHP 900, including about PHP 820.26 for application and the rest for photocopy services. This amount hasn’t included the medical certificate cost.

What permissions come with the non-pro driver’s license?

The non-pro driver’s license allows you to drive motorcycles, motor vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions of 4,500 kg maximum.

What happens if you fail the written or practical test?

You are allowed to take these test up to 3 times. After failing either test for the first time, you have to wait a month before you can take the test again. When failing either test for the second time, you have to wait for a year.

How many months is non pro to professional license?

After obtaining the non-pro- license, you have to wait for at least 6 months to apply for the professional license.

Through this post, we hope you have well understood the non pro license requirements involved when you newly apply for a non-professional driver’s license or have yours renewed. We hope the procedures will be smoother and quicker for you as you know exactly what to prepare for the procedures. Good luck!