Our senior professional assessment is available to those with leadership and management responsibilities who are recognised for their impact and career progression.

You must be able to demonstrate your advanced responisbilities as a leader and manager, referencing elements of your career and contributions to the profession that identify you as a senior professional.

The focus of your assessment will be on your leadership and management skills but you must also present evidence of your understanding of RICS, the relevance of your experience to your chosen RICS discipline and RICS’ ethical and professional standards.

Assessment process

You must have 10 years’ relevant experience. This is reduced to 5 years if you have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent professional qualification) and a relevant post-graduate degree (master’s level or higher).

There are five stages to the assessment:

  1. Eligibility – Read the senior professional assessment guidance, check you meet the eligibility requirements and complete the application form
  2. Vetting – Your application will be reviewed to confirm your profile is eligible for the assessment
  3. Ethics – Complete the RICS ethics module and test
  4. Submission – Submit three case studies and a record of continuing professional development (CPD)
  5. Final assessment interview – Attend a 60-minute interview where your submission and experience will be discussed with trained assessors.

For more information please download the specialist assessment applicant guide below.

To apply please complete an enquiry form.

Senior professional assessors

Becoming a senior professional assessor can make a difference to your career, your firm and the next generation of chartered surveyors.

Senior professional assessors play a very important role. Along with interviewing candidates at their assessments, they sit on a panel that decides whether candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to become chartered surveyors.

Working as a senior professional assessor can be personally rewarding and satisfying. It can:

  • increase your knowledge and understanding of the senior professional assessment process
  • be useful in your day-to-day work
  • contribute towards your continuing professional development
  • open up valuable networking opportunities

With your new skills and increased knowledge of the senior professional assessment process, you can:

  • give your firm useful guidance and insight
  • become an excellent counsellor

By working as a senior professional assessor, you can:

  • help to maintain the high professional standards expected of chartered surveyors
  • put something back into the surveying profession
  • help raise the profile of RICS and its members around the world

To register your interest or for further information about becoming a senior professional assessor, please email assessors@rics.org.

Senior professional mentors

In the senior professional mentor scheme volunteers support senior professional candidates by helping them prepare for their assessment. They may also be able to provide help to referred candidates with preparation for their next assessment. Their role is to:

  • advise candidates on experience, templates, including case study and assessment
  • encourage candidates to read the SPA guides so that they are familiar with the requirements and administration of the SPA

Getting a mentor

For a senior professional mentor, please contact us at seniorprofessional@rics.org. We will match you with a mentor, who will initially give you one hour of their time.

Completing the RICS Senior Professional Assessment

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