One of the identifiable means to recognize professionals is through the professional titles appended to their name, such as for instance, the use of MD for Medical Doctors, RPT for Registered Physical Therapists, RN for Registered Nurse, Engr. for engineers, to name a few.
But ever wondered why professional teachers, who are considered molders of every profession, did not have professional titles? Well here’s good news.
In a board resolution of the Professional Regulatory Board of Professional Teachers passed last January 2017, professional teachers are allowed to affix LPT or Licensed Professional Teachers in their names as professional title.
Appending the LPT title to one’s name gives an impression that the bearer thereof is a bona fide registered and licensed teacher.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) also emphasized that the LPT title is exclusive to registered and licensed Professional Teachers.
As such, any person or individual who uses and appends such title to his/her name but is not in fact or found not to be a duly registered and licensed Professional Teacher shall be meted with the corresponding sanctions as prescribed in the General Penalty Clause of R.A. No. 7836, as amended.