I tend to think the test is set up for a small to mid size public planner (you overweight guys don't qualify). You need to touch a little bit of everything in a department like that so you might have better odds of getting the necessary experience and passing some of the test questions. You also need a degree to know the theory, history, and some of the law or you can just study a lot more. I remember after my test thinking how some of the questions seemed to be geared toward different sections of planning like transportation, management, development, long range, etc. and only a city planner would really have a chance to touch all those things in just a couple years.