The TOPREC Professional Planning Practice Examination will be conducted at Three (3) Centers Nationwide. The online TOPREC accredited training schools can be engaged privately to properly prepare you for the examination; we strongly encourage you to take training with any of the service providers for better performance. 

The examination Centers are: Ibadan, Kaduna, Owerri

Candidates wishing to sit for these examinations are hereby directed to note the following :

Online Application Forms
2018 Toprec PPPE Online Application Form can be paid for online with your debit card or from  any bank nation wide at the cost of N40,000.00 (forty thousand Naira) only. non refundable. The procedure are as follows. (Options 1-3)
Option 1 Online payment (card payment)
  • On this page click on pay online
  • Fill-in the details on the box by your right and click proceed 
  • Click on select drop-down and select your card type
  • Fill-in your card details and follow the instructions to complete your online payment and on successful complition the form will open for your.
Option 2 Bank Payment (Generate your RRR first from this portal before going to bank to pay with your RRR)
  • On this page click on pay online
  • Fill-in the details on the box by your right and click proceed 
  • Click on select payment method and select bank branch and click proceed.
  • Click on drop down (HOW DO YOU WANT TO PAY) select internet banking and click submit
  • Click print invoice and take printed invoice containing your RRR to any bank nation-wide and pay from the counter.
  • After payment at the bank, come back to this page and click Registration
  • Fill-in your RRR number and your email you used for payment and click login and wait for your payment verification
  • on seeing verification successful, re-fill in again your RRR number and email and click login
  • Finally, the form will open for you, please read other instruction carefully.

Paystack Option 3 (card or bank transfer)

Written Examination Centres
The written examination centers are as follows;

  1. Northern zone - Department of Urban and Regional Planning,Barnawa Campus,Kaduna Polytechnic Kaduna,.
  2. Eastern zone Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal Polytechnic,Nekede - Owerri, Imo State. 
  3. Western zone Department of Urban and Regional Planning, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State.
A candidate who prefers any other centre outside his/her geographical zone is free to do so. The examination is to be held on the same day same time in all the centres.

Candidates should note that the Professional Planning Practice written Examination would be a (3) three hour paper.

Oral Examination Centres
As part of the Professional Planning Practice Examination (PPPE), candidates are to take an oral interview (examination) centers for oral interview are- Lagos, Calaber and Abuja. In which they are expected to respond to a number of issues especially arising from their work experience and/or portfolio of practical work which the candidates have submitted. 

INTENDING town planners will submit their log books at the venue of the written EXAMINATION, in support of his/her ability to practice. A candidate is expected to produce a portfolio of work/practice done under the supervision of a registered town planner as contained in Article iii- section 8 (d) of TOPREC Rules and Regulations for the Control of Town Planning Practice.
Intending candidates are to purchease their logbook from TOPREC office in Abuja, Lagos and from any state council representative across the country at the cost of N1,500.00 (One Thousand Five Hundered Naira) only.

Unless this is done satisfactorily, the candidate does not qualify for the ORAL examination.

However, it is important to note that ONLY candidates who passed the written examination will be shortlisted for the oral examination.

Procedure & Registration
  1. An applicant desirous of registration with the TOPREC shall be required to fulfill the following conditions:
  2. Complete the prescribed application form after paying an application fee of (which is subject to annual review) into the TOPREC account and an access pin will be given to the candidate at the bank. The candidate then logs into the TOPREC website (HERE) with the access pin to fill and submit the completed application form and other requirements as may be prescribed in the respective forms or by the Council from time to time.
  3. The candidate will thereafter, sit for a prescribed one diet written examination on a date scheduled by the Examination Committee of TOPREC. Candidates who are successful will thereafter be invited for oral interview.
  4. Please, candidates must have a valid email address before registering online.

Rules and Guidelines.
Please ensure you adhere to the rules and guidelines stated below.

  1. No candidate shall be allowed to take Handset or iPad into the examination hall, or else such shall be confiscated.
  2. No candidate shall be allowed into the examination Hall a minute after commencement of the examination.
  3. No candidate shall be allowed to change examination centre after final registration for the examination and given examination number.
  4. No form of examination malpractice shall be allowed.
  5. No registration for examination shall be entertained at the examination venue.

Examination notice

The 2018 Professional Planning Practice Examination is to hold as follows:

i .   Written examination - 8th Thursday, Novermber  2018 (Kaduna,  

       Owerri & Ibadan)

iii.   Oral interview 28th Novermber to 1st December, 2018. ( Lagos, Calabar and Abuja )


Candidates will qualify for the Professional Planning Practice Examination (PPPE) after 2 years post qualification experience from TOPREC accredited institutions. In line with Section 7 (1) (a), (b) CAP T7. LFN 2004.

Applicant must acknowledge that I have read and accepted all the terms and conditions for the Professional Planning Practice Examination and shall be held liable for any misinformation or negligence.

Please, you must have a valid email address before you can register online. If you dont  have, endeavor to have one.