University of the Philippines-Open University Launches Online Courses in Land Valuation and Management

NOTE:  This is an update on  this  write-up on the UP-Open University Online Course  when it first came out. 


I am pleased to announce that the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) has launched the country’s first, full online course for the Philippine real estate industry:  The Diploma and Master in Land Valuation and Management.  Classes started last November 12, 2011.

This is a major win for raising the bar for Philippine real estate professional education program and online learning in the Philippines.   The program meets the Philippines government’s need to form competent and qualified valuers.

 The Diploma and Masters online valuation courses are designed for private and government valuers and property managers, whether residing in the Philippines or elsewhere in the world.  Those with no background in land valuation and management but wish to enter the profession can also apply for the course.

The programs’ goals were taken from Declaration of Policy of the Real Estate Service Act (RESA) of 2009, otherwise known as RA 9646, Art. I, Sec. 2 and as a strategic program to implement the Land Administration and Management Project (LAMP) of the DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR).

Graduates of the online course will have the competencies of globally competitive, professional valuers and property managers as well as the awareness of the role of the sector in sustainable development.

This is a laderrized program.  Those who graduate from the Diploma in Land Valuation and Management (DLVM) course may progress to the Master in Land Valuation and Management (MLVM) program.

As stated in the University of the Philippines Open University brochure,  50-70% of the country’s wealth is in real estate.  Yet the contribution to our Gross National Product (GNP) from this industry has only been 6.3%  for the past ten years. With a concerted effort from both the private and public, real estate is positioned to be the next major engine to spur the Philippines’ economic growth.

I first learned about the program’s inception last year from Professor Juvy Gervacio,  an assistant professor of the course and a member of the Philippine E-learning Society (PeLs).  It began as a 6-module Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program developed in coordination with the LAMP.   This month Atty. Ariel Martinez, National President of the Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards (PAREB), endorsed the program to the members’ for their enhancement and continuing professional education.  Here’s some more information on  UP Open University’s Diploma and Master in Land Valuation and Management (images on DLVM/MLVM from Atty. Ariel Martinez, as circulated in the PAREB E-Bulletin):

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Tags: DENR, Diploma in Land Valuation and Management Program, Land Administration and Management Program, Master in Land Valuation and Management Program, online learning courses, UP Open University, UPOU

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