Driver’s license renewal is about to get serious and a tad more difficult (if this is followed to a tee). The Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced that it is now requiring all drivers to take the Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) upon renewal of their license.
The new policy will take effect starting October 28, 2021, in accordance with Republic Act No. 10930. It will be implemented first in the agency’s Central Office – Licensing Section and the Quezon City Licensing Center (QCLC). Other offices located in the National Capital Region (NCR) will follow suit starting November 3, 2021.
Once you complete the CDE, you will be issued a certificate that is needed to renew your driver’s license. You can get the CDE materials at the LTO portal, the LTO offices, and LTO-accredited driving schools.
The CDE is free at LTO Driver’s Education Centers and the LTO Portal, that is why the agency is recommending renewal applicants to register at the Land Transportation Management System at the LTO Portal.
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Also included under RA 10930, drivers can apply for a driver’s license with a 10-year validity. This is only applicable to those without any traffic violations in their record. Otherwise, a 5-year validity will apply.
Hopefully, RA 10930 is implemented properly so we will have more competent and safer drivers in the country.
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