The Ministry of Transport has announced that drivers in the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) and Goods Vehicle License (GDL) categories will no longer have to sit a theory test to obtain a professional driving license.
Announcing the change today, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the theoretical aspect for the vocational driving license will now be conducted as online classes. He added that it is only necessary to sit down and complete the existing theory class before the PSV license is issued.
“In accordance with the digitization intentions of the Ministry of Transport, the implementation of theoretical classes for all categories of professional licenses can now be done online, either through a platform provided by the department of road transport (JPJ) , driving institutes or a qualified intermediary business company that has been regulated by JPJ. The existing theory class schedule is maintained, ”he said.
He said that any intermediary driving institute or business company will have to use the online vocational license theory class teaching module/syllabus that has been established by JPJ in its entirety. The department will also regulate the theoretical classes to guarantee the validity and integrity of the candidates.
Loke added that candidate information and attendance data will be integrated with the MySIKAP system to enable vocational licenses to be issued directly to candidates without requiring a physical presence at a YPJ counter.
“However, candidates for the PSV license category for buses and GDL for articulated trucks still must undergo training and pass a practical test before they can obtain a professional license,” he said.