How to become RICS registered

RICS is the official regulatory body of chartered surveyors. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), promotes and enforces the highest standards for valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

How do you get RICS certified?

The two types of RICS qualification are:

Associate (AssocRICS)

Associate is an entry-level RICS qualification with the opportunity to progress to chartered status. According to RICS, to be eligible to apply for the qualification, you must have one of the following:

  • 1 year of relevant experience and a relevant bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of relevant experience and a relevant higher/advanced/foundation qualification
  • 4 years of relevant experience

Chartered (MRICS)

Chartered is the most common way to become qualified if you already have previous surveying qualifications. According to RICS, before you can apply, you must have any of the following:

  • Relevant experience and a RICS-accredited degree
  • 5 years of relevant experience and any bachelor's degree
  • 10 years of relevant experience operating at an advanced senior level

Can you get RICS accredited without a degree?

Yes. You can become a RICS Associate without a degree by having 4 years of relevant experience and you can become RICS Chartered without a degree by having 10 years of relevant senior experience.

Why should I get RICS accredited?

Being accredited by RICS will make you stand out from others and give your clients peace of mind that you’re the best in the business. Compare My Move only partner with RICS registered surveyors to ensure we operate at high standards.

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