Professional guidance

International standards

RICS is taking a lead in developing and embedding international standards which are recognised throughout the world. These high level standards sit across our profession, providing a common framework for all practitioners.

Since 2013, we have been working with more than 100 other professional and standards-setting organisations throughout the world to develop high-level international standards. Collectively, these organisations own the standards you find below which are implemented by each organisation through their own professional guidelines.

Please download our RICS Valuation - Professional Standards (the 'Red Book') for information on our globally enforced mandatory valuation professional standard.

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  • Quantity surveying & construction

    ICMS: International Construction Measurement Standards

    This standard has been written by a group of independent industry leaders. The International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) is a growing group of more than 40 professional and not-for-profit organisations from around the world, working together to develop and implement international standards for benchmarking, measuring and reporting construction project cost.

  • IES: International Ethics Standards

    This standard has been written by a group of independent industry leaders and international ethics and compliance experts appointed by Trustees of the IES Coalition. Included in the group are prominent real estate representatives from Russia, China, France, the USA, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Canada and the UK.

  • Commercial property

    International Property Measurement Standards: Office Buildings

    IPMS for Office Buildings has been drafted by the independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring office buildings around the world.

  • Residential property

    International Property Measurement Standards: Residential Buildings

    IPMS for Residential Buildings has been drafted by the Independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring residential buildings around the world.

  • Valuation

    International Valuation Standards 2017

    The International Valuation Standards 2017 forms the key guidance for valuation professionals globally and will underpin consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations.