What is an MRICS Anyway?


I have had a few questions about the MRICS designation, so I thought I would provide some details.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is an independent, representative professional body which regulates property professionals and surveyors in the United Kingdom and other sovereign nations.

RICS is still based in Great Britain but, in 2005, RICS was represented or had affiliates in more than 120 countries and had a worldwide membership of more than 136,000. The majority of members are still based in the British Isles but there is now a strong international membership in many Commonwealth countries such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, and membership is growing rapidly in the United States and across Europe, Asia and Africa.

Entry to membership of the RICS is via four main routes: academic; graduate; technical; and senior professional. The RICS has links with a number of universities worldwide, with whom they have accredited approved courses which satisfy part of the qualification requirements to become trainee surveyors. The RICS also offers expedited routes to membership for qualified professional members of some partner associations.

Members must update their knowledge and competence during their working life through RICS’ Continuous Professional Development regulations so the advice they give will be of the highest and most professional standard.

Technical members may use “TechRICS” after their names.
Professional Members may use “MRICS” after their names.
Fellows may use “FRICS” after their names.

The expertise of RICS members covers all property and construction related activities. Activities in which members may be specialists include:

Licensed Property
Land Surveying
Property Transactions – estate agency, development appraisal, investment advice
Property valuation surveying
Building Surveying (Facilities Management)
Mineral Surveying
Project Management
Construction Cost Management – Quantity Surveying
Party wall Surveying
Dispute Resolution
Management Consulting
Antiques and Fine Art

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