BOCEP: Because Planners Should Know Better

BOCEP: Because Planners Should Know Better

Rutgers University Professional Development Institute

There are plenty of good reasons to take a course from BOCEP.
It is convenient – you can participate at any time from virtually any computer with an Internet connection.
It is cost-effective – courses cost $295 (Scholarships up to $100 are available) and most courses are eligible for 14 AICP Certification Maintenance credits.
It is interactive – you can share ideas and explore issues with professionals from around the United States.
But the best reason to take a BOCEP course is that provides informative and practical continuing education.

Every year, between 75% and 85% of learners say they "learned a great deal" in their course. The vast majority of learners last year – 66% -- said their course met or exceeded all of their expectations. What do they like best about their courses: the knowledge they gain from their instructors, interactions with other learners, the overall quality of education, and the usefulness of what they learn.

The BOCEP learning model works because courses are designed by planning professionals who understand the challenges of trying to be well-informed while managing multiple deadlines and personal matters. Our courses give you the time to learn, practice, reflect and discuss with other professionals.

Upcoming courses are:
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems – October 15 to November 22
Developer's Toolbox: Retail Market Analysis – October 22 to November 29
Urban Design Analysis – October 22 to November 29
Developer's Toolbox: Pro Formas – December 3 to January 17

Scholarships of $50 are available for the first 10 registrants. Please use promotion code BGBBS.

Most BOCEP learners are mid and senior-level professionals. Many have never taken an online class before. We provide instructions, an orientation, and learning tips to help you succeed.

For more information, please visit

BOCEP is produced by the Professional Development Institute at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The school has one of the top planning programs in the United States.

Posted October 10, 2008

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