LTO, New test to pass for driver’s renewing their license

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said it will offer a free comprehensive driver’s education program (CDE) as mandated by the new law.

According to LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante, the CDE includes modules that encourage drivers to assist maintain the roadways safe for everyone.

Drivers who want to renew their licenses will need to study the CDE modules and pass an evaluation exam in order to obtain their CDE certificate of completion, which is required for license renewal.

The CDE materials and assessment tests are free and may be obtained via the LTO Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) portal at portal@lto.gov.ph.

The materials may also be obtained at lto.gov.ph and are available at all LTO offices around the country.

According to the LTO, the CDE is not the same as the obligatory driver’s education module for student drivers and new license applicants.

The LTO began providing the new 10-year driver’s license in Metro Manila last month, in accordance with Republic Act No. 10930 and is on target to complete the statewide rollout by the end of the year.

Previous license holders who do not have existing traffic offenses will be issued the new 10-year license, while those who do have violations will be limited to the current 5-year license.

R.A. 10930 also required the LTO to guarantee that all drivers are adequately informed on traffic regulations and safe driving habits in order to prevent traffic-related fatalities and injuries.

“Experienced drivers with adequate knowledge and skills can easily pass the CDE evaluation test,” Galvante said.

“But even experienced drivers will benefit from the program, with its information on the best practices to deal with stress and road rage, unsafe and abusive motorists, crisis events like accidents and vehicle malfunctions, and updates on new traffic rules and signages,” he further stated.

Drivers can access various learning materials from the LTO portal in addition to the CDE modules.

The LTO LTMS portal is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and obligatory enrollment is free. It may be completed via smartphones or other devices, as well as in LTO offices.

According to LTO, approximately 3 million people have already signed up for the LTMS.

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