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Diploma in Land Valuation and Management

Program Description

The Diploma in Land Valuation and Management (DLVM) program aims to build on the advocacy of the continuing education program (CPELV) and similarly address the need for high quality valuation education that will be accessible to private and government valuers and property managers throughout the country and elsewhere in the world. The program also caters to those with no background in land valuation and management but wish to enter the profession.

Graduates of the program 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.

The Diploma in Land Valuation and Management (DLVM) program and the Masters in Land Valuation and Management (MLVM) are ladderized programs. That is, graduates of the DLVM may continue on to the MLVM program.

Program Goals

The program aims to:

  • Develop professional valuers and property managers whose standards of practice and service shall be globally competitive and will promote the growth of the real estate industry.
  • Develop professional valuers and property managers who thoroughly understand the land valuation and management sector's potential and actual contribution to sustainable development, and are motivated to contribute to bridging this gap.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into DLVM program, an applicant must have a baccalaureate degree in any field.

Mode of Instruction

Courses are delivered on a semestral basis (16 weeks) using various technologies where appropriate. The virtual classrooms run in MyPortal, the learning management system of the UPOU. This is where class announcements are made, course materials uploaded, discussions held and assignments uploaded


The DLVM program shall be composed of eight courses, each worth three units of credit, for a total of 24 units. The 24-unit Diploma program can be completed in two years of part-time study.

Course CodeCourse TitleCourse DescriptionNumber of Units
LVM201 Concepts and Processes of Land Valuation Concepts, nature, practice and process of land valuation 3 units
LVM202 Development Controls and Construction Elements of the built environment that influence property values. 3 units
LVM203 Land Laws and Planning for Development Contemporary land and real property laws, public administration and institutional systems related to land use planning and regulation. 3 units
LVM204 Statutory Valuation Elements of government valuation, including property taxation and assessment, national and local taxation on property transfers, compulsory acquisition and disposition, and code of ethics. 3 units
LVM205 Advanced Land Valuation Principles of valuation of complex properties and concepts of property value, market analysis, valuation of investment properties, development properties, specialized properties, and non-market based properties. 3 units
LVM206 Land Asset Management Functions, roles and responsibilities of those involved in property asset management within physical, economic, legal and financial constraints. 3 units
LVM207 Agricultural Valuation Valuation of agricultural properties with emphasis on their productivity. 3 units
LVM208 Mass Appraisal Valuation of multiple properties including statistical analysis of results and the use of computer-assisted mass appraisal systems. 3 units


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