TPL (Prof.) T.O Egunjobi
TOPREC is the acronym for the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria, a statutory body established by Decree 3 of 1988 titled Town Planners (Registration, etc.), which has now become an Act of Parliament cited as CAP 431 LFN,1990 and CAP T7 LFN, 2004.
TOPREC was established by the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CAP T7, LFN 2004) to regulate and control the practice of the profession of physical planning in all its aspects and ramifications.
To ensure that only thorough-bred professionals are accredited, registered and eligible to practice, and provide the best services in the built environment commensurate with international set standards and human aspirations
A Registered Town Planner will be entitled to add after his/her name the designation 'Registered Town Planner' or RTP for short. Please obtain the following at TOPREC Secretariat:
The registration of a Town Planner with the Registration Council shall be evidenced by the following:
The principal officers of Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria are as follows:
The TOPREC constituted committees to enable it achieve its mandate. The Committees so constituted as follows:
The Committees members, apart from carrying out functions relating to their sections also, initiate directional policies which are approved by Council, and then implementation by the Secretariat.
The TOPREC secretariat is headed by the President of Council while the Registrar serves as the Chief Operating and Accounting Officer, as well as the Secretary to Council. He oversees the day to day running of the secretariat and is charged by the Law to ensure its operation (Section 5 (1)
The general duties of TOPREC among others include;
Professionalism,strict compliance and innovation.
Helping professionals in private and public practice excel.
Conduct competitive professional examination in line with global best practice.
We create a platform that will take you to international stage.
Take the first step toward establishing your global footprint.
The general duties of TOPREC among others include:
Town Planning (Urban and Regional Planning) training is in two parts – Educational and Professional. For people interested in town planning as a career, they must first acquire a post-primary education and qualification with credits in such subjects as Mathematics, English Language, Pure and Social Sciences. Then, such people will proceed to obtain either a Degree or Professional Diploma in Town Planning from a University or Polytechnic.
In addition, some Polytechnics offer Professional Diploma programmes in Town Planning for those with Higher National Diploma, who are eligible to be registered as Technologists. On the other hand, where there is no opportunity to attend these institutions, planning education can be acquired through training on the job.
To facilitate this, the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) in conjunction with the Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC) conduct annually professional examination for this class of people.
The professional education is acquired through supervised exposure to the practice of Town Planning. A satisfactory completion of any of these two forms of training in Urban and Regional Planning guarantees corporate membership of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners, and eligibility for registration by the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria on application.
An applicant desirous of registration with TOPREC shall be required to fulfill the following conditions:
Complete the prescribed application form after paying an application fee of ₦40,000.00 for professionals, ₦5,000.00 for technologists, and ₦3,000.00 for technicians or as may be specified by Council. For professional planning firms, application fee is ₦15,000.00 for Business Name, ₦30,000.00 for Limited Liability Company and $1,000.00 for Foreign Firm.
Submit the completed application form and other requirements as may be prescribed in the respective forms or by the Council from time to time.
Sit for a prescribed one diet written Urban and Regional Planning examinations and oral interview that both test practice currency and proficiency for full professional membership registration.
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The ways and manner the affairs of toprec are conducted is of professional standard, issues are attended to timely. Tpl. Samuel Abayomi
We worked together very productively, especially that part of the project, which concerned creativity and generation of ideas. Oluwatosin Yusuff
Planning is a way of life, it cuts across all aspect of human endevoure, so, lets plan to live and lets live to plan. Oluwatosin Yusuff
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