Once you have qualified as an Associate you are entitled to use the AssocRICS designation after your name. If you aspire to enhance your career you could consider taking the next step by becoming chartered.

Becoming chartered is the ‘gold standard’ of property professionalism and is highly sought after by both employers and clients around the world. It proves your ability to give reasoned advice and depth of knowledge.

We offer flexible progression routes from Associate to chartered status for those with the career ambition and capability to work at a more advanced level.

The route you choose to take will depend on your personal circumstances. However, all routes will involve:

  • An element of further study/training
  • A period of further work experience at an advanced level
  • Successful completion of the APC final assessment, including a peer interview by our chartered members.
Further work experience required Professional development requirements Assessment method
Four years 900 study hours from a final level of accredited degree APC: 3,000 word summary of experience, case study, CPD record and organisation chart

Final assessment: ethics module, panel interview

The option above is currently under review and a pilot is being carried out with a selection of residential candidates. Further information will be available by October 2018. If you would like to register your interest in progressing to chartered status (MRICS) please email us.

Both the University College of Estate Management and Birmingham City University offer flexible learning modules for Associate progression to gain the 900 study hours required.

Birmingham City University

For further information please contact Chris.Conway@bcu.ac.uk  or call +44 (0) 121 331-7474.

University College of Estate Management

For further information please contact enquiries@ucem.ac.uk or call +44 (0)118 921 4696.

For further advice on how to progress from Associate to chartered status please phone +44 (0)247 686 8555 or email apc@rics.org.

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