I had the pleasure of helping out during the 2016 UP Plano Board Exam Coaching Sessions, and was tasked to give a review on planning and information management. This is a compilation of selected topics on planning data, beginning with hierarchies and structures, and continuing well into frameworks, statistical analysis on socio-economic information (population projection and demography, location quotients, etc.) familiarisation with research terms, and an overview of GIS history. I picked out said topics because the exam questions on data and information revolve around these.
Items needed: Calculator, pen and scratch paper
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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” →