What is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the professional body that regulate and enforce the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, property and construction sectors.

RICS was established back in 1792 and has been maintaining high quality surveying and other property related services for more than 200 years.

RICS currently accredit 125,000 qualified and trainee professionals and any individual or firm registered with them is subject to rigorous quality assurance. This ensures that clients who work with RICS registered professionals can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.

How can I get AssocRICS through an NVQ?

The RICS Associate qualification demonstrates your competence for a commercial or technical role.

Previously (pre January 2019) achievement of a Construction Managerial NVQ at Level 6 and 7 enabled individuals to apply to become to RICS Associates (AssocRICS) through the Direct Entry Pathway. This entry route has now been closed, however all of our Construction Managerial NVQs at Level 6 & 7 provide the opportunity for learners to apply for Membership of The Chartered Association of Building (MCIOB). Learners can then use this CIOB Membership to apply for the RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS).

What post-nominal letters can I use after my name?

Associate Members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors are eligible to use the following post-nominal letters after their name:

John Smith AssocRICS

Why become a RICS Associate Member?

Being a RICS Associate is a respected qualification that demonstrates commercial and technical standards and professional ethics. It shows you are qualifiedregulated and trusted.

The RICS Associate (AssocRICS) qualification recognises the skills of individuals with relevant work experience and vocational qualifications.

As an Associate you will join a group of elite professionals and open up career development opportunities.

Increase your earning potential
Demonstrate to employers and clients that you’re serious about your career
Strengthen your CV with a world-class qualification
Connect with other high-calibre construction professionals
Benefit from RICS career development resources
Prove your exceptional technical and ethical standards
Associate Membership of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Assoc RICS)

What does the AssocRICS application process involve?

AssocRICS applicants will need to have one ‘proposer’ to endorse their application by signing a declaration to confirm they are a fit and proper person to practise. The proposer must be a Member (MRICS) or Fellow (FRICS) of RICS themselves.

The application process consists of:

  1. Completion of the RICS online ethics module and test.
  2. Provision of current CPD records in line with RICS’ requirements and may be asked to provide a detailed CV setting out relevant experience.
  3. Provision of a letter from the professional body confirming membership is up to date and there are no regulatory matters ongoing or sanctions awarded against the applicant.

Where can I find more information about RICS?

Which NVQs provide access to Associate Membership of RICS (AssocRICS)?

CADUK offer the following NVQs at Level 6 & 7 that provide learners with the opportunity to apply for Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). This CIOB Membership will also enable learners to apply for Associate Membership of RICS (AssocRICS):

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