LTO: ACCREDITATION OF DRIVING SCHOOL/DEP TRAINING CENTER – NEW

WHO MAY AVAIL:

• New Driving Schools (educational institution, main school, or its branches) owned by any person or group of persons, natural or juridical, established, organized, and licensed to engage in the business of handling complete course of instruction to student-drivers to operate motor vehicles.

• Existing Driving Schools that have already been established and operating and which have previously been issued a certificate to operate or provisional permit

• Training / Learning Center established to conduct re-orientation program for drivers during a renewal of their licenses and intervention program

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW AND EXISTING DRIVING SCHOOL/TRAINING CENTER:
(To be submitted in two (2) sets – 1 original and 1 photocopy)
1. Duly accomplished Application Form
2. A certified true copy of valid Business Permit (original to be presented)
3. List of accredited instructors with their driver’s license number and other pertinent qualifications
4. Location plan and a sketch of maneuvering site (with lease agreement if NOT owned)
5. Pictures of Driving School/Training Center (Interior and Exterior)
6. List of motor vehicles registered under the name of the Driving School/Center exclusively used for the practical driving lesson
7. List of Equipment (AVR, CCTV, Computers, GPS, Dashcam (front and rear camera)
8. List of reading and training materials
9. Course syllabus

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

For New Driving School Applicant
1. Sworn statement with documentary evidence of the adequacy of funds for annual operating expenses
2. Bank Certificate or Credit Line in the amount of Php3,000,000 in the name of the owner of driving school-applicant

For Existing Accredited Driving School
1. Audited Financial Statement

PROCEDURE

STEP CLIENT AGENCY ACTION PERSON RESPONSIBLE
I
  •  Submits application and requirements
  • Receives application and evaluates the completeness of the requirements
Secretariat, Regional Committee on Accreditation of Driving Schools / Receiving Clerk, TSD
II
  • No activity
    Note: In the event of findings of deficiency or non-conformity, the applicant shall be required to comply within five (5) days upon receipt of notice
  • Evaluates the application and inspects the establishment. Prepares Inspection Report
  • Informs the applicant of the deficiency or nonconformity, if there is any, through formal writing
  • Submits the Inspection Report with the requirements to the Regional Committee on Accreditation of Driving Schools/Traffic Safety Division (TSD), Central Office
Inspector/s (Regional Committee on Accreditation of Driving Schools / TSD Personnel)
III
  • No activity
  • Reviews the application together with the Inspection Report
  • In the case of application received at the Regional Level, forwards the Inspection Report together with the application after review to the Regional Director for endorsement to the Chief, Traffic Safety Division (CO).
  • Prepares endorsement of the application to the Assistant Secretary through TSD, Central Office/ Central Office Committee on Accreditation of Driving Schools.
Chairperson, Regional Committee on Accreditation of Driving Schools / Chief, Traffic Safety Division
IV
  • No activity
  • Endorses the application to the Traffic Safety Division and signs the transmittal letter.
  • Transmits the application to the Central Office thru the Operations Division either electronically or thru courier* In the case of application directly submitted to the CO, skip these steps.
Regional Director / Secretariat, Regional Committee on Accreditation
V
  • No Activity
  • Validates the correctness of the information contained in the application and recommends approval for accreditation
Chairperson, CO Committee on Accreditation
VI
  • No Activity
  • Prepares the Certificate of Accreditation, assigns and uploads accreditation number.
  • Forwards the Certificate of Accreditation to Office of the Executive Director for countersigning.
  • Informs the applicant thru the Regional Office for the payment of the accreditation fee, issuance of provisional authority and the uploaded accreditation number.
TSD Personnel
VII
  • Receives POS
  • Issues Payment Order Slip (POS) and prepares Provisional Authority
Secretariat, Regional Committee
VIII
  • Proceeds to Regional Office for the payment of accreditation fees. Receives OR
  • Collects payment of accreditation fee and issues manual Official Receipt (OR). Furnishes the Secretariat with the File Copy of the OR.
Cashier, CO / RO Operations Division
IX
  • Receives the Provisional Authority
  • Approves and signs the Provisional Authority.
Regional Director
X
  • No activity
  • Issues Provisional Authority to the applicant.
  • Forwards photocopy of OR to Central Office
Secretariat, Regional Committee on Accreditation of Driving School
XI
  • No activity
  • Countersigns the Certificate of Accreditation
Executive Director
XII
  • No activity
  • Approves and signs the Certificate of Accreditation
Assistant Secretary
XIII
  • No activity
  • Forwards the Certificate of Accreditation to the Regional Office
TSD Personnel
XIV
  • Receives the Certificate of Accreditation
  • Releases the Certificate of Accreditation
Secretariat, Regional Committee on Accreditation of Driving Schools

OFFICE OR DIVISION:

Traffic Safety Division (TSD) Central Office and Regional Offices

Source: https://www.lto.gov.ph/license-permit-issuance/495-accreditation-of-driving-school-dep-training-center-new.html

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