Monday, 28 April 2014

Survey Thank You and Update

Following the September 2013 and March 2014 Professional Examination sittings, we distributed a survey to those who sat the Examinations.  The September 2013 survey went to everyone who wrote in 2013, and the March 2014 one went to those who wrote during that sitting only.

The comments we received were very helpful, and on behalf of everyone involved - the Board, the members of the Professional Education and Examination Committee (PEEC), the Examiners and the staff, I would like to extend our sincere thanks.  A number of comments have resulted in changes to the way the Examination is conducted, and we have also modified the relevant sections of the website.

As a number of you noted, this is still a work in progress, and as you raise concerns, we will be addressing them.  Our guiding documents, the Planning for the Future (PFF) reports, provided a great deal of information which we've used in structuring the Examination process.  However, the authors of those reports couldn't anticipate everything, and experience is a great teacher, so we have been making improvements and adding resources as we go.

If you have participated in a sitting of the Examination and have some comments you'd like to pass along to us, please e-mail me at davidp@psb-planningcanada.ca - we take all your input seriously, and are working to make this a useful experience for you.  We appreciate your insights into the process.

Please note there are some things we can't change, as they are mandated in the PFF documents.  The Examination is required to be a sit-down one, and it is very unlikely that we would be allowed to revert to an oral exam.  The Examination will likely always be offered twice annually, rather than being on-line and on demand.  It will always be your last step prior to PSB submitting your information to your Affiliate for certification.  Apart from that, however, we will look seriously at your suggestions.

Thank you once again for your help and thoughtful feedback!

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