The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is making some big changes when it comes to applying or renewing for driver's licenses (DL), as well as acquiring a student's permit (SP).

Late last year, the agency issued Memorandum Circular No. 2018 – 2157, to mandate all LTO licensing offices to accept medical certificates sent electronically through the LTO's new IT system which aims to streamline processing of its various functions.

Starting today (January 7), the Metro Manila and Metro Davao offices of the LTO will now only accept online submission of medical certificates of those that are appyling or renewing their licenses or permits.

Other regional LTO offices will also start accepting online medical certificates on the following dates:

LTO: New, renewal license applicants to submit medical certificates online

Region 5, Region 4A, Region 4B, Region 7 – January 14, 2019

Region 6, Region 9, Region 12 – January 21, 2019

Region 1, Region 2, Region 3 – January 28, 2019

Region 10, Region, CAR, CARAGA – February 4, 2019

However, the LTO reiterated that medical certificates given by accredited clinics, doctors and physicians will be the only ones accepted by the LTO IT Systems.

“In addition, the Regional Directors and Assistant Regional Directors are directed to advise the physicians issuing or intending to issue medical examination certificates for driver's license applications and other related transactions, at least 1 week prior to the implementation date to go to their applicable regional office and commence registration, specific time, and venues to be determined by their respective regions.

LTO: New, renewal license applicants to submit medical certificates online

The LTO is also giving physicians who wish to be part of the IT system to register outside the previously mentioned dates. They can do so by checking the requirements needed at their respective LTO Regional Offices through the Regional Operators Divisions Head.

Listed below are the accredited clinics and doctors that can issue online medical certificates for driver's license and student's permit application / renewals.

LTO: New, renewal license applicants to submit medical certificates online

LTO: New, renewal license applicants to submit medical certificates online