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Guide To Avail LTO’s Free Theoretical Driving Course


After requiring a Comprehensive Driver’s Education Certificate before granting a driver’s license renewal, the Land and Transportation Office now offers a free 15-hour Theoretical Driving Course nationwide!

What is Theoretical Driving Course (TDC)?

The 15-hour Theoretical Driving Course is one of the requirements for getting a student-driver permit, according to the LTO’s Memorandum Circular 2019-2176. Beginning in 2020, new drivers applying for a student permit will be required to complete a 15-hour Theoretical Driving Course program, with the goal of ensuring that driver’s licenses are issued to disciplined individuals with above-average driving skills and extensive knowledge on how to keep the roads safe, develop a better driving attitude, gain a more technical understanding of road signage, and develop a clearer driver intuition.

Moreover, the course is divided into three sessions and will cover everything from traffic regulations to LTO-mandated special laws. It must be completed within two years from the day an applicant starts the class.

How to avail of a free TDC?

All you have to do is schedule an appointment at your nearest LTO Drivers Education Center. Inquire about free TDC enrollment on the official Facebook sites you plan to visit. Please see the table below.

Meanwhile, for those who like to avail themselves of the TDC in the Driver’s Education Center of LTO NCR-WEST Regional Office, LTO Las Piñas Licensing Extension Office, or LTO Pasay Licensing Office, you may fill up an online form posted weekly on their official Facebook page.

List of Driver’s Education Centers (DEC) as of July 31, 2021

RegionProvinceNameAddressFacebook Page
1La UnionLTO Region 1 DECLTO Regional Office Aguila Road Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union
2CagayanLTO Region 2 DECMain Avenue, San Gabriel, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
3PampangaMain DECsLTO Bldg Government Cente, Maimpis, San Fernando, Pampanga
4ALagunaLTO R4A DEC2nd Floor MVIC Bldg., Maharlika Highway, San Benito, Alaminos, Laguna
4BMarinduqueLTO Boac DSBangbang Alon, Boac, Marinduque
RomblonLTO Romblon DSTabing Dagat, Poblacion Odiongan, Romblon
PalawanLTO Palawan DSValencia, San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Occidental MindoroLTO Sna Jose DSMunicipal Compound, Brgy. 7 Poblacion, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
LTO Sablayan DSTuburan, Poblacion Lumangbayan, Sablayan Occidental Mindoro
LTO Mamburao DSPayompon Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
5AlbayLTO Region 5 DECRegionnal Office 5, Purok 4, Brgy. 42 – Rawis (Brgy. 65) Legazpi City, Albay
LTO Ligao DECLTO Ligao Zone 4 – Ligao Albay
LTO Tabaco DECBldg. Pawa, Quinale, Cabasan, Poblacion Tabaco, Albay
LTO Legazpi DECBldg. Embarcade, Ro De Legazpi, Brgy. 27 – Victory Village, South Poblacion, Legazpi City, Albay
Camarines SurLTO Iriga DECBldg. Iriga – Iriga City, Camarines Sur
LTO Ragay DECBldg. Andaya Highway, Banga Caves Ragay, Camarines Sur
LTO Naga District OfficeBldg. LCC Mall Compound, Sabang, Naga, Camarines Sur
LTO Partido DECBldg. Fuentabella Highway – Tigaon, Camarines Sur
Camarines NorteLTO Daet DECBldg. San Gregorio Village, Mancruz, Daet, Camarines Norte
LT0 E-patrol DECBldg. St. Poblacion, Talisay, Camarines Norte
SorsogonLTO Irosin DECBldg. Poblacion, San Julian, Irosin, Sorsogon
Sorsogon LTO DECLTO Cabid-an, Sorsogon
CatanduanesLTO Virac DECLTO Bldg. St. San Isidro Village, Virac, Catanduanes
MasbateLTO Masbate DECLTO Masbate Airport Road
6IloiloLTO DEC Iloilo CityQuintin Salas, Iloilo City
AklanLTO DEC Iloilo City – AklanTigayon, Kalibo, Aklan
7CebuMain DECs Region 7N Bacalso Avenue, Pahina Central, Poblacion, Cebu City
8LeyteLTO 8 DEC Tacloban CityGround Floor, Old Army Road, Brgy. 2, Tacloban City
LTO 8 DEC Ormoc CityOrmoc City
LTO 8 Carigara DECMakabenta Street, Ponong, Poblacion, Carigara, Leyte
LTO 8 DEC PalomponLTO Heights, Guiwan 2, Poblacion, Palompon, Leyte
BiliranLTO 8 Naval DECCalumpang, Naval, Biliran
SamarLTO 8 DEC CalbayogJD Avelino Sreet, Samar (Western Samar)
Northern SamarLTO 8 DEC CatarmanDaganas, Catarman, Northern Samar
Southern LeyteLTO 8 DECSan Jose, Poblacion San Juan Cabalian, Southern Leyte
9Zamboanga del SurLTO DEC Zamboanga DistrictLTO Veterans Ave., Santa Barbara, Zamboanga City
LTO DEC Pagadian DistrictTiguma Highway, Tiguma Pagadian City
LTO DEC Region 9LTO Regional Office, Veterans Ave., Santa Barbara, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del NorteLTO DEC Dipolog DistrictTurno, Dipolog City
Zamboanga SibugayLTO DEC Ipil DistrictPoblacion, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
10Misamis OrientalLTO DEC CDO DistrictMVIS Compound, Zone 7, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City
Lanao del NorteLTO DEC Tangub DistrictBrgy. III-Market, Kalubian, Poblacion, Tangub City
11Davao del SurLTO DLRO BuhanginAntonio Village, Cabantian, Davao City
LTO DLRO TorilFelcris Supermarket INC., Mcarthur Highway, Toril, Davao City
Metro Davao DECLTO MVIS Compound, Quimpo Blvrd. Davao City
LTO Digos DECAurora 6th Street, San Jose, Balutakay, Digos, Davao del Sur
LTO DLRO GMall Digos DECGround Floor Gaisano Mall – Digos, Tres de Mayo, Digos, Davao del Sur
12South CotabatoR12 Main DECL Street, Sta. Cruz, Koronadal, South Cotabato
NCRQuezon CityNCR East DECEast Ave., Pinyahan, Quezon City
LTO NCR West DEC20 G Araneta Ave., Matalahib, Santo Domingo, Quezon City
LTO NCR East RDEC – Quezon City Licensing CenterLTO Main Compound, East Ave., Pinyahan, Quezon City
NCR WestLas PiñasLTO NCR-West DEC Las PiñasFMC- LTO Compound, Alabang-Zapote Road, Talon Uno, Las Piñas City
PasayLTO NCR-West DEC Pasay CityLTO Pasay Compound, Domestic Road, Pasay City
CARBenguetLTO CAR Drivers DECYMCA Bldg., Upper Session Road Area, Baguio City
CARAGAAgusan del NorteDOTr-LTO 13 DEC Butuan CityJ Rosales Ave., Dagohoy Poblacion, Brgy. 7, Butuan City

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