Renewal of registration as an accredited physician of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) means that a doctor can continue offering medical and physical examinations to LTO driver’s license applicants. This also means continuous access to the LTO-IT system, the Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal for electronic transmission and processing of medical certificates—one of the most important documentary requirements necessary when applying for or renewing an LTO driver’s license in the country.
To be able to continuously offer such service, however, an LTO-accredited physician must ensure that they religiously renew their accreditation with the LTO. To do that, they need to comply with the requirements and procedures set out by the agency for their affiliates. With this guide, we hope to make the process easier, as we listed the complete requirements and procedures for renewal of LTO accreditation for physicians.
What Does it Mean to Renew LTO-Accredited Physician Registration?
The renewal of LTO-accredited physician registration refers to the renewal of the authority granted to the LTO-accredited physicians so they may continue to access to the medical IT facility relative to the issuance of Medical Certificates to Student Driver’s Permit and Driver’s or Conductor’s License applicants.
With the application for approval of the renewal of physician registration at the designated LTO office, the LTO gets to decide if a physician is still qualified to offer his service to their target patrons and if he deserves to continue enjoying the use of the LTO system. These physicians are, after all, the one in-charge of running physical and mental examinations and evaluation to ensure that the licensees are worthy of being given the power to drive motor vehicles or offer services as drivers and conductors to the public.
Eligibility for Renewal of LTO Physicians Registration
All qualified private and government physicians who bear a PRC license and have once registered as LTO-accredited physicians who intend to continue offering their services to the public as LTO-accredited physicians may apply for a renewal of their registration.
Requirements for Renewal of LTO Physicians Registration
Before initiating the request for renewal of registration as an LTO-accredited doctor, one must first prepare the following documentary requirements:
General Requirements For Private and Government Physicians Renewal of Registration in LTO
- Duly accomplished application form, endorsed by the owner of the clinic or head of the government health facility/agency or the authorized representative
- Two (2) pieces of 2×2 photo with name tag (taken within the last three months prior to the date of application for registration
- Presentation of Original and submission of one (1) photocopy of the valid Professional Regulation Commission license card, if necessary
- Presentation of Original and submission of one (1) photocopy of any of the following valid government issued identification card (other than PRC) with photo and signature
- Philippine Identification (PhilID) Card
- Philippine passport
- Social Security System (SSS) Card,
- UMID Card
- PhilHealth ID
- TIN Card
- Postal ID
- Voter’s ID
- Barangay ID
- OFW ID
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
- National Council of Disabled Affairs (NCDA) ID
- Solo Parent ID
- Voter’s Certification
- Government Services and Insurance System (GSIS) e-Card
- Seaman’s Book
- Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCC) ID,
- Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG ID
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certification,
- Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
Additional Requirements of LTO Physicians Registration Renewal
Depending on whether the physician work in private or public hospital, here are some additional requirements for renewal of LTO accreditation:
For Private Physicians
- Presentation of Original and submission of one (1) photocopy of current Professional Tax Receipt (PTR) (Original copy to be presented)
Procedures for Renewal of Registration as an LTO-Accredited Physician
For renewal of registration as an LTO-accredited physician, a licensed LTO-accredited physician, regardless of whether he works in private or government hospital, must follow these procedures:
Step 1: Visit the LTO Regional Office where the physician is originally accredited, registered, or enrolled..
Step 2: Proceed to the Assessment and Compliance Monitoring Team (ACMT) Counter and secure the application form for the registration of physicians.
Step 3: Submit the duly accomplished form along with the documentary requirements to the designated ACMT officer for verification through the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) website.
Step 4: Once the documents are evaluated and verified by the designated personnel from the ACMT Secretariat Regional Office, wait for the ACMT Members/Chairperson to approve the renewal.
Step 5: Upon approval, wait for the issuance of your Pay Order Slip (POS).
Step 6: Once you receive the POS, proceed to the cashier for the payment of fees.
Step 7: Once paid, wait for the OR to be issued.
Step 8: Once your OR is released, proceed to the Releasing window and present your OR.
Step 9: Wait for the Certificate of Registration to be released.
Once you have secured a new Certificate of Registration after going through the renewal procedures, you may already continue offering your medical services to drivers and aspiring drivers who are looking to get a physical and medical assessment for their LTO medical certificate.
To renew your registration as an LTO-accredited physician, you must be prepared to pay for the Annual Fee amounting to P1,000.00.
Renewal for the LTO accreditation for physicians is done every year so each Certificate of Registration is only valid for one (1) year.
Where to Renew LTO Accreditation for Physicians
To process an application for renewal of registration as an LTO-accredited doctor, you will need to visit the LTO Regional Office where you originally registered for accreditation.
The application for registration renewal as an LTO-accredited doctor usually takes at least one (1) day, one (1) hour, and twenty-five (25) minutes.
Note: The estimated processing time stated herein includes waiting time and the estimated time starts only upon the submission of complete requirements.
For your reference, here are some important things you need to remember as you renew your registration as an LTO-accredited physician:
- One needs to apply for renewal of registration as an LTO-accredited physician at the same LTO Regional office where the registration or enrollment was done.
- Despite renewal of accreditation, doctors who issue medical certificates to drivers or conductors who apply for a license without any physical examination may face suspension when caught.
- The renewal of accreditation for doctors at the LTO is not free. It costs P1,000.00.
- Renewal of registration as an accredited doctor is an important procedure at the LTO as the services they offer are part of the process for securing driver’s or condictor’s licenses and may affect safety.
- As the LTO transitioned to a digitized agency, the transmittal of medical certificates has changed and the LTO now only accepts electronically transmitted ones via the Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal, the LTO IT system.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To help make the registration renewal procedures as painless as possible, here are some common questions and answers about how to renew LTO accreditation for physicians:
1. Can I renew my registration as an LTO-accredited physician from any LTO office?
No. You will need to go to the LTO Regional Office where you originally got your accreditation from to process a registration renewal as an LTO-accredited doctor.
2. How much does it cost to renew registration as an LTO-accredited doctor?
Registration renewal as an LTO-accredited physician doesn’t require too much, only the registration fee which amounts to a total of P1,000.00.
3. Why do doctors need to renew their registration as an LTO-accredited physician?
The LTO gives utmost importance to all the processes involved in the issuance of a driver’s license. As LTO-accredited doctors offer services that are part of the process for securing driver’s licenses or motor vehicle registration, then the agency needs to ensure that they stay qualified to decide whether a driver or a conductor is roadworthy or not, at least in terms of physical and medical conditions. Hence, the need for annual renewal.
4. Is it possible to get the medical certificate without getting a physical exam if I go to an LTO-accredited doctor?
No. It is illegal for LTO-accredited doctors to issue a medical certificate without doing a physical and medical exam. When caught, an LTO-accredited physician may face suspension while the clinic may face permanent closure.
5. When do I need to renew my LTO Physician’s accreditation?
Yes. Regardless of whether one works in a private or in a government hospital, so long as you are a licensed physician, you may apply for registration at the LTO regional office near you.
The registration renewal procedures for LTO-accredited physicians may not be of interest to the general public, but it is an important procedure that everyone must be aware of in order to understand how much importance the bureau places on these things. It ensures that the professionals affiliated with the LTO are qualified and that they have the capabilities to ensure that every driver and conductor is deemed roadworthy before being allowed on the roads. Plus, the service isn’t free so it may deter those who aren’t serious in offering their professional expertise properly.