This is the fifth part of my EnP board review series, where we start off with the basic reading materials you’re supposed to know as a planner.
And there are three of them:
- Rationalized Planning System in the Philippines by Ernesto Serote
- Republic Act 7160: The Local Government Code
- HLURB CLUP Guidebooks and Supplemental Guidelines (since this is a series of books, it’s technically 3++ bibles)
Continue reading “The EnP Board Review Series: Part 5 – Your planning bibles” →
This is the fourth part of my board review series. Since the EnP boards are very hyped, I’m sharing things as clearly as possible in this post.
There’s quite a lot of talk on the EnP board exam. Many say that it’s the most difficult exam, because planning is an art itself and is not absolute. Even some lawyers who have taken the exam have said that it was even more difficult than their bar exam. Passers and SURP alumni repeatedly say that you can never really prepare enough for it.
I’m going to go with the third one (because I’m not a lawyer and I haven’t taken any other board exam): you can never really prepare enough for it.
How so? Several things: Continue reading “The EnP Board Review Series – Part 4: Exam expectations” →
This is the third part of my EnP board review series. This is where I’m going to help you get through your application.
Now that you’ve visualised the exam days and you know what’s coming, let’s have a walk through of your board application process and the documents needed.
Before going through your application process, you have to know whether you’re eligible or not to take the exam. RA 10587, Section 18 discusses this, but for convenience, I’m putting the content right here: Continue reading “The EnP Board Review Series – Part 3: Your application” →
This is the second part of my board review blog series. Here, I’m giving an overview of the board exam.
Now that we’ve set your mindset and listed down your preparatory activities, you’ll want to know more about the exam.
The Environmental Planning Licensure Exam is held by the Professional Regulation Commission in June. Check out the PRC announcements for the exact dates. The boards are held once a year, and are held on weekdays. The exam lasts two whole days. It is usually held in Manila, Cebu, Legazpi, and Davao. I took mine in Manila, and our venue was the Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU). Continue reading “The EnP Board Review Series – Part 2: Exam overview” →
This is the first entry on the series of board review posts. I shared here some thoughts on taking the exam, having the proper mindset, and some preparatory tips.
Going through the Environmental Planning Licensure Exam review was one of my most defining experiences. I’m lucky to have had a close and supportive circle of students, teachers, fellow UP Plano members, and alumni from the School of Urban and Regional Planning, as well as my very supportive family, love, and officemates who encouraged me every time I felt drained from reading volumes of environmental laws and practicing all those statistical planning techniques. But I can’t say the same for someone who doesn’t have that planning circle, and who doesn’t have the resources or guidance to review. That’s why I’m going to make a series of blog posts that can serve as a guide for those who are planning to take the exam. Continue reading “The EnP Board Review Series – Part 1: Why take the exam, getting the right mindset, and preparatory activities” →