DOT Accreditation

What is the DOT Accreditation?

A certification issued by the Department to a tourism enterprise that officially recognizes it as having complied with the minimum standards for the operation of tourism facilities and services.

Who May Apply for a DOT Accreditation?

Primary Tourism Enterprises

These are facilities and services directly related to tourism. DOT-certified primary tourism enterprises shall be periodically required to obtain accreditation from DOT to ensure the quality of its facilities and services. 

List of Primary Tourism Enterprises

Accommodation Establishments

Travel and Tour Services

Tourist Transport Operators

Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE)

Adventure/ Sports and Ecotourism Facilities

Tourism Frontliner

Secondary Tourism Enterprises

These are facilities and services that may be related to tourism. Accreditation shall be voluntary for secondary tourism enterprises that follows minimum DOT standards.

List of Secondary Tourism Enterprises

Tourism-related Enterprises

Health and Wellness Services

Tourism Frontliner

What are the Benefits and Incentives of Accreditation?

*For accommodation establishments and restaurants only.
**For Tour Operators and Accommodation Establishments only.
***For Tourist Land Transport Vehicles only.


Can't meet the Accreditation Standards yet?

Before DOT Region IV-A could formally issue the Letter of Non-Compliance or Non-Coverage (LNC), a requirement for your Business Permit, you had to submit an application via the accreditation site. The outcome of the inspection will determine the type of document you obtain.  To clarify this further, you must register and complete the online application form, upload the required files, then submit it for review. 

Please phone or email DOT IV-A thru and to let them know that you want to request the Certificate of Under Process while your application is in the returned status.  This will serve as evidence that you have an existing online application and BPLO could accept a copy of it to process your permit. Afterward, please upload the documents and resubmit your online application after receiving the permit. Although the inspection may be planned after the successful evaluation of your application, we kindly ask for your patience in this subject due to the high volume of applications.