The Land Transportation Office (LTO) temporarily suspended their issuance of student-driver permit on July 1.
LTO Chief Edgar Galvante said on his live interview that the applicants for student-driver permits are now required to take a 15-hour theoretical driving course. This course will start on August 3 following the Memorandum Circular 2019-2175.
The aforementioned program was initially set to begin in April, but has been postponed to August due to the pandemic.
“By August 3, applicants are required to undergo a theoretical session that’s why the driving schools, as well as the LTO, already have a setup where they could enroll,”– LTO Chief Edgar Galvante
The theoretical driving course will have three sessions. This will go hand-in-hand with a practical driving course which will tackle topics such as:
- Introduction to driving
- Road and traffic rules
- Land transportation laws
- LTO core applications (driver’s licensing system, vehicle registration, and law enforcement and ticketing systems)
Memorandum Circular No. 2019-2176 can be viewed in full through the LTO’s official website.
I applied for a prof drivers licence application last march (2nd week) but was delayed because LTO SM seaside city had no test cars. Then the lockdown came (march15) so i wasn’t able to finish my application. My SP expired last May 8. What is my case here? Does my SP had an extension? Another burden of payment.
I am planning to get a student permit but anyway, Thankyou for sharing this information
Ma sir good day po pwede ko pa bang ma erenew ung student permit ko expired noon march dko na renew kc nalockdown po kmi as a Frontliner /inside duty sa jail August pa po ako makakalabas thank you po