MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has assured motorists that the new mandatory exam for driver’s license renewal is free, accessible online and would not cause “undue delay or hardship”.
In a statement on Tuesday, LTO Deputy Chief Secretary Edgar Galvante said that the exam and teaching materials that are part of the Comprehensive Driver Education Program (CDEP) are accessible free of charge through the site’s portal. LTO.lto .gov.ph Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) Web.
“We intend to disseminate the CDEP to all and enforce the traffic violation system so that we can improve the quality of Filipino drivers and improve road safety,” said Galvante.
Educational materials such as videos, slide presentations, and e-books available through the CDEP can take several hours to view, but the mandatory exam itself is straightforward, consisting of 25 questions and requires a pass rate. 50 percent or 13 correct answers for both professional and non-professional licensees.
The exam can be taken at any time via the LTMS portal, has no time limit and can be taken immediately by non-passers.
If successful, a certificate will be issued to the license holder to proceed with the license renewal.
To ensure that motorists will have sufficient time to revise and take the CDEP exam, the LTO has extended the validity of driver’s licenses by two months.
The CDEP is required under Republic Law No.10930, which amended the Land Transport and Traffic Code and extended the validity of licenses from 5 to 10 years for drivers without an offense, instead of the previous regular validity of three years.
Motorists who have committed multiple offenses will be required to take additional examiners from the CDEP. (ANP)