That’s right, you’ve read the title correctly; you can now enroll for a free 15-hour theoretical driving course in your enlisted LTO Driver’s Education Center.

From February 2021, Land Transportation Office announced, that it will offer a free-of-charge Theoretical Driving Course

The Land Transportation Office’s Memorandum Circular (2019-2176) states that it is an essential course you must complete before you obtain your student driver’s license permit.

If you wish to enroll, visit your nearest LTO Driver’s Education Center office and inquire about the free Theoretical Driving Course to reserve a slot.

Photo from Department of Transportation – Philippines Facebook Page
Photo from Department of Transportation – Philippines Facebook Page

On a side note, not all applicants will be catered for immediately, LTO-7 is currently looking to secure vacant spots for other drivers as they try to push through various scholarship programs and slots on selected areas of Region-7.

“As of November 5, a total of 550 individuals from Barangays Sudlon 1 (200), Bonbon (150), Sinsin (100), and Sirao (100) graduated with TDC certificates, a requirement to apply for a student driver’s permit.

LIST OF DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTERS (DECs) AS OF 31 JULY 2021

REGIONPROVINCENAMEADDRESSFACEBOOK PAGE
1LA UNIONLTO REGION 1 DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERLTO REGIONAL OFFICE AGUILA ROAD SEVILLA CITY OF SANFERNANDO (CAPITAL) LA UNIONhttps://www.facebook.com/Land-Transportation-Office-Region-1-197493473710045/
https://www.facebook.com/LTOProjectCARS/
2CAGAYAN LTO REGION 2 DECMAIN AVENUE SAN GABRIEL TUGUEGARAO CITY(CAPITAL)CAGAYAN https://www.facebook.com/LTOR2DEC
3PAMPANGAMAIN DECSLTO BLDG GOVERNMENT CENTER MAIMPIS SAN FERNANDO(CAPITAL) PAMPANGAhttps://www.facebook.com/ltor3dec/
4A CALABARZONLAGUNALTO R4A DEC SECOND FLOOR MVIC BUILDING MAHARLIKA HIGHWAY SANBENITO ALAMINOS LAGUNA https://www.facebook.com/LTO-R4A-DEC-Alaminos-Laguna106425157855357/
4B MIMAROPAMARINDUQUELTO BOAC DSBANGBANGALON BOAC (CAPITAL) MARINDUQUEhttps://www.facebook.com/ltoboacdo/
ROMBLONLTO ROMBLON DS TABING DAGAT (POB.) ODIONGAN ROMBLONhttps://www.facebook.com/LTOromblonDO/
PALAWANLTO PALAWAN DSVALENCIA SAN PEDRO PUERTO PRINCESA CITY (CAPITAL)PALAWANhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/ltopalawan0460/posts/
OCCIDENTALMINDOROLTO SAN JOSE DS MUNICIPAL COMPOUND BARANGAY 7 (POB.) SAN JOSEOCCIDENTAL MINDORO https://www.facebook.com/LTO-SAN-JOSE-DEC-106269914693438
OCCIDENTALMINDOROLTO SABLAYAN DS TUBURAN POBLACION (LUMANGBAYAN) SABLAYANOCCIDENTAL MINDOROhttps://www.facebook.com/ltosablayan/
OCCIDENTALMINDOROLTO MAMBURAO DS PAYOMPON MAMBURAO (CAPITAL) OCCIDENTAL MINDORO https://www.facebook.com/LTO-Mamburao-DO-106539701331853
5ALBAYLTO REGION 5 DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERREGIONAL OFFICE 5 PUROK 4 BGY. 42 – RAWIS (BGY. 65)LEGAZPI CITY (CAPITAL) ALBAY https://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
ALBAYLTO LIGAO DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERLTO LIGAO ZONE 4 – LIGAO ALBAY https://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
ALBAYLTO TABACO DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERBLDG PAWA QUINALE CABASAN (POB.) TABACO ALBAYhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
ALBAYLTO LEGAZPI DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTER
BLDG EMBARCADERO DE LEGAZPI BGY. 27 – VICTORYVILLAGE SOUTH (POB.) LEGAZPI CITY (CAPITAL) ALBAY
https://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CAMARINES SURLTO IRIGA DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERBLDG IRIGA – IRIGA CITY CAMARINES SURhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CAMARINES SURLTO RAGAY DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERBLDG ANDAYA HIGHWAY BANGA CAVES RAGAY CAMARINESSURhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CAMARINES SURLTO NAGA DISTRICT OFFICEBLDG LCC MALL COMPOUND SABANG NAGA CITY CAMARINESSURhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CAMARINES SURLTO PARTIDO DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERBLDG FUENTABELLA HIGHWAY – TIGAON CAMARINES SURhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CAMARINES SURLTO PAMPLONA DRIVERSEDUCATION CENTERBLDG ST DEL ROSARIO PAMPLONA CAMARINES SURhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CAMARINESNORTELTO DAET DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERBLDG SAN GREGORIO VILLAGE MANCRUZ (MANGCRUZ) DAET(CAPITAL) CAMARINES NORTEhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CAMARINESNORTE
LTO E-PATROL DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTER
BLDG ST POBLACION TALISAY CAMARINES NORTEhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
SORSOGONLTO IROSIN DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERBLDG POBLACION SAN JULIAN (POB.) IROSIN SORSOGONhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
SORSOGONSORSOGON LTO DRIVERSEDUCATION CENTERLTO – CABID-AN SORSOGON (CAPITAL) SORSOGONhttps://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
CATANDUANESLTO VIRAC DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTER
LTO BLDG ST SAN ISIDRO VILLAGE VIRAC (CAPITAL)CATANDUANES
https://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
MASBATELTO MASBATE DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTER
LTO MASBATE AIRPORT ROAD – MASBATE (CAPITAL)MASBATE
https://www.facebook.com/ltobicol/
6ILOILOLTO DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-ILOILO CITYQUINTIN SALAS ILOILO CITY (CAPITAL) ILOILOhttps://www.facebook.com/LTO-R6-Drivers-Education-Center101147778559463
AKLANLTO DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-ILOILO CITY-AKLAN TIGAYON KALIBO (CAPITAL) AKLANhttps://www.facebook.com/LTO-R6-Drivers-Education-Center101147778559463
7CEBUMAIN DECS R7N BACALSO AVENUE PAHINA CENTRAL (POB.) CEBU CITY(CAPITAL) CEBUhttps://www.facebook.com/LTORegion7
8LEYTELTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-TACLOBAN CITY
GROUND FLOOR OLD ARMY ROAD BARANGAY 2 TACLOBANCITY (CAPITAL) LEYTE
https://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
LEYTELTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-ORMOC CITYORMOC CITY LEYTEhttps://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
LEYTELTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-CARIGARAMAKABENTA STREET PONONG (POB.) CARIGARA LEYTEhttps://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
LEYTELTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-PALOMPONLTO HEIGHTS GUIWAN 2 (POB.) PALOMPON LEYTEhttps://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
BILIRANLTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-NAVALCALUMPANG NAVAL (CAPITAL) BILIRANhttps://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
SAMARLTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-CALBAYOGJD AVELINO ST SAMAR (WESTERN SAMAR)https://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
NORTHERNSAMAR
LTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-CATARMAN
DAGANAS CATARMAN (CAPITAL) NORTHERN SAMARhttps://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
SOUTHERN LEYTELTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTER-MAASINMAASIN (CAPITAL) SOUTHERN LEYTEhttps://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
SOUTHERN LEYTELTO 8 DRIVERS EDUCATION CENTERSAN JUAN SAN JOSE (POB.) SAN JUAN (CABALIAN) SOUTHERN LEYTE https://www.facebook.com/lto8.gov.ph/
9ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER –ZAMBOANGA DISTRICT

LTO VETERANS AVE SANTA BARBARA ZAMBOANGA CITYZAMBOANGA DEL SUR 
https://www.facebook.com/LTO-9-Digital-Media-Public-Assistance-Office389537648333910
ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER –PAGADIAN DISRICT

TIGUMA HIGHWAY TIGUMA PAGADIAN CITY (CAPITAL)ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
https://www.facebook.com/ltopagadian
ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER –REGION IX

LTO REGIONAL OFFICE IX VETERANS AVENUE SANTABARBARA ZAMBOANGA CITY ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR 
https://www.facebook.com/LTO-9-Digital-Media-Public-Assistance-Office389537648333910
ZAMBOANGA DELNORTE
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER –DIPOLOG DISRICT

TURNO TURNO DIPOLOG CITY (CAPITAL) ZAMBOANGA DELNORTE
https://www.facebook.com/LTO-Dipolog-Licensing-office106238221381408
ZAMBOANGASIBUGAY
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER –IPIL DISRICT
POBLACION POBLACION IPIL ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAYhttps://www.facebook.com/LTOIpilDO
10MISAMISORIENTAL
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER-CDEO DISTRICT

MVIS COMPOUND ZONE 7 BULUA CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(CAPITAL) MISAMIS ORIENTAL
https://www.facebook.com/LTO-X-Drivers-Education-Center104537071547909
LANAO DELNORTE
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER –TUBOD DISTRICT
SAGADAN POBLACION TUBOD (CAPITAL) LANAO DEL NORTEhttps://www.facebook.com/LTO-X-Drivers-Education-Center104537071547909
MISAMISORIENTAL
LTO DRIVER EDUCATION CENTER –TANGUB DISTRICT

BARANGAY III- MARKET KALUBIAN (POB.) TANGUB CITYMISAMIS OCCIDENTAL 
https://www.facebook.com/LTO-X-Drivers-Education-Center104537071547909
11DAVAO DEL SURLTO DLRO BUHANGINANTONIO VILLAGE CABANTIAN DAVAO CITY DAVAO DEL SURhttps://www.facebook.com/ltoxidlrobuhangin
DAVAO DEL SURLTO DLRO FELCRIS TORILFELCRIS SUPERMARKET INC MCARTHUR HIWAY TORIL (POB.)DAVAO CITY DAVAO DEL SURhttps://www.facebook.com/LTOXIToril
DAVAO DEL SURMETRO DAVAO DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTER
LTO MVIS COMPOUND QUIMPO BOULEVARD – DAVAO CITYDAVAO DEL SUR
https://www.facebook.com/ltorximdlc
DAVAO DEL SURLTO DIGOS DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERAURORA 6TH STREET SAN JOSE (BALUTAKAY) DIGOS(CAPITAL) DAVAO DEL SUR
DAVAO DEL SURLTO DLRO GMALL DIGOS DRIVERSEDUCATION CENTER
GROUND FLOOR GAISANO MALL OF DIGOS – TRES DE MAYODIGOS (CAPITAL) DAVAO DEL SUR
12SOUTHCOTABATOR12 MAIN DECYELLOWBELL STREET SANTA CRUZ KORONADAL (CAPITAL)SOUTH COTABATOhttps://www.facebook.com/LTO-12-Drivers-Education-Center112975530478064/
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION – EASTQUEZON CITYNCR EAST RDECLTO MAIN COMPOUND EAST AVENUE PINYAHAN QUEZONCITYhttps://www.facebook.com/ltoncreastofficial/
QUEZON CITYLTONCR-WEST DEC20 G ARANETA AVE MATALAHIB (SANTO DOMINGO) QUEZONCITYhttps://www.facebook.com/LTONCROFFICIAL/
QUEZON CITYLTO NCR EAST RDEC – QUEZON CITYLICENSING CENTERLTO MAIN COMPOUND EAST AVENUE PINYAHAN QUEZONCITYhttps://www.facebook.com/ltoquezoncitylicensingcenter
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION – WESTLAS PIÑASLTONCR-WEST DEC – LAS PIÑASFMC-LTO COMPOUND ALABANG-ZAPOTE ROAD TALON UNOCITY OF LAS PIÑAShttps://www.facebook.com/LTONCROFFICIAL/
PASAYLTONCR-WEST DEC – PASAY CITYLTO PASAY COMPOUND DOMESTIC ROAD – PASAY CITYhttps://www.facebook.com/LTONCROFFICIAL/
CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONBENGUETLTO CAR DRIVERS EDUCATIONCENTERYMCA BUILDING UPPER SESSION ROAD SESSION ROAD AREABAGUIO CITY BENGUEThttps://www.facebook.com/DriversEducationCenter/
CARAGAAGUSAN DELNORTE
DOTR-LTO 13 DRIVER EDUCATIONCENTER – BUTUAN CITY
J ROSALES AVENUE DAGOHOY POB. (BGY. 7) BUTUAN CITY(CAPITAL) AGUSAN DEL NORTEhttps://www.facebook.com/ltocaraga13dec
Photo from unsplash.com by David Emrich

IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR THEORETICAL DRIVING COURSE (TDC) APPLICANTS

  • You’re required to bring a valid ID such as:
    • Original NSO/PSA copy of Birth Certificate or Marriage Contract
    • One (1) Valid Government-Issued ID
    • Valid School ID
    • Proof of Enrollment (if student).
  • You are required to book Session 1 online.
  • After completing Session 1, you must attend the following in order to complete the 15-Hour Course:
    • Session 2 (Every Tuesday)
    • Session 3 (Every Wednesday)
  • Proxies are strictly not allowed. You should personally attend the lecture.
  • Only 30 applicants per day will be catered; 15 in the morning and 15 in the afternoon.

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