Find accredited SKA Office and Retail assessors.

The registers contain details of property professionals who have attained a recognised standard of knowledge of the SKA rating environmental assessment method for fit-out.

SKA rating assessor accreditation

Since the launch of SKA rating in November 2009 over 200 assessors have joined the two schemes (Offices and Retail) and it is rapidly becoming accepted as the leading sustainability assessment method for non-domestic fit-out and refurbishment projects.

An annual accreditation exists for Ska Rating assessors to support all active assessors to maintain their level of knowledge about SKA rating, keeping abreast of changes to the system and best practices.

The annual accreditation adds value to assessors by reinforcing professional standards and raising client confidence in the quality and consistency of assessor services offered in the marketplace. This is achieved through the established register of accredited assessors, access to technical support, updated training, and a system of quality assurance monitoring.

In addition to professional recognition for you and reassurance for your clients, the accreditation will provide you with:

  • visibility of your details to clients on the Ska rating register of accredited assessors
  • exclusive access to the Ska Rating assessor virtual online community
  • exclusive licence to certify fit-outs via the online tool

An annual subscription is due to maintain your licence to practise as a SKA rating accredited assessor. The annual subscription runs annually from January–December and the fees are:

  • RICS members £100 +VAT
  • Non-RICS members £175 +VAT

Accreditation requirements for quality assurance monitoring
RICS will monitor compliance with the following requirements. Terms and conditions and additional information on the requirements is available in the download below.

Quality assurance measure Requirement
Sustainable assessment and approach
In each subscription period you are required to complete at least 3 hours of relevant professional learning.
Understanding of delivering SKA rating After your third year of being a SKA rating accredited assessor, you are required to retake and pass the online exam for any of the schemes (currently Offices and Retail) you are accredited in.
Application of SKA rating standards Certified projects will be randomly selected for auditing by RICS’ new independent third-party audit body. This additional cost will be included in a revised certification fee.

If you fail to meet the requirements
Failure to meet the accreditation requirements will result in action being taken to bring you into compliance through education and support. Disciplinary action and removal of accreditation would normally only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

What to do next?
Frequently asked questions are available to download below.

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