Beware of fake CDE Certificates

When the Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced that the Comprehensive Driver’s Education seminar and its corresponding certificate can be obtained at least 60 days or earlier before the scheduled renewal of a driver’s license, we cannot help but wonder that this policy will open up a can of worms, more specifically, opportunities for enterprising individuals who will take advantage by offering pre-recorded CDE Certificates or worse, fake CDE Certificates.

The LTO warns the public to never patronize such practices and to get the CDE and its corresponding certificate from authorized sources only.

According to the LTO’s latest announcement, drivers who will be renewing their licenses should only get the CDE Certificate from any of the LTO Driver’s Education Centers or LTMS FREE of charge; or, through any of the LTO’s accredited Driving Schools FOR A FEE.

Only at select LTO branches

The CDE and its corresponding certification are only required when you are renewing your driver’s license at an LTO branch that already implements the provisions of Republic Act 10930, which includes the issuance of a 10-year valid driver’s license. Take note, however, that the 10-year valid driver’s license is only issued to qualified drivers who have ZERO traffic violations/citations within the last five years.