Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Qualifications & Process


By: Hussein Moujalled

This article will focus on the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors or RICS. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors is a professional organization that has developed respected global standards and offers various certifications for individuals that wish to bolster their careers in several industries or sectors.

In today's world of cut-throat competition and educational inflation, professionals search for any tacit recognition that aid their skills, earning potential, expertise, and employability. The RICS provides professionals with membership and certifications that supplement the goals of professionals all over the world.

The RICS offers two qualifications, the Associate qualification (AssocRICS) and the Chartered qualification (MRICS). The AssocRICS is geared towards young professionals with 1 to 4 years of experience, while the MRICS is geared towards professionals with 5 to 10 years of experience in a relevant RICS sector. Each qualification branches over various sectors or industries for a wide assortment of professionals. Some of these sectors include Building Control, Commercial Real Estate, Facilities Management, Management Consultancy, Project Management, and Property Finance and Investment. With each sector comes distinctive prerequisites that must be demonstrated by candidates for eligibility, those can be found here. [1] 

Each qualification, depending on the industry or sector, has differing prerequisites that individuals must achieve to be considered eligible, which can be found here for AssocRICS, [2] and here for MRICS, [3]. Additionally, although the qualifications also offer disparate prerequisites and benefits solely dependent on the industry or sector they are related to, the overall benefits remain the same. The RICS lists the benefits of the AssocRICS and MRICS qualifications as the following:

1. "Develop your expertise and earning potential, Build a global professional network,

2. Enhance your skills and employability, 

3. Make your mark on the world around us,

4. Demonstrate higher professional and ethical standards, and

5. Broaden your horizons and lead the debate." [1]

The RICS, being a globally recognized organization, has a plethora of members worldwide and is considered an icon that professionals’ endeavor to achieve, and organizations hope to supplement their workforce to seamlessly project experience, professionalism, and capability. That is why Pioneer International Project Management Consultant has various professionals with a multitude of certifications and qualifications, including multiple members of our team with AssocRICS and MRICS qualifications.

[1] https://www.rics.org/mena/surveying-profession/join-rics/sector-pathways/?=bottom

[2] https://www.rics.org/mena/surveying-profession/join-rics/associate-member-assocrics/

[3] https://www.rics.org/mena/surveying-profession/join-rics/chartered-member-mrics/ 


July 22nd, 2020

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