We've produced a suite of pathway guides to support our candidates through their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) - the practical training and experience which, when combined with academic qualifications, leads to full RICS membership.
Find out more about qualifying as an RICS member through your chosen pathway by reading the relevant document in this section. These guides help to put individual competencies into the context of your surveying area and provide sector-specific guidance.
Under each pathway you will find your APC candidate guide, APC self-assessment, APC Log Book and Submission template.
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30 Nov 2015
RICS members operating in this market are highly specialised and experienced in advising clients on the valuation, sale, purchase and management of antiques and fine arts.
10 Nov 2015
Building control surveyors ensure that that building regulations and other legislation are followed in the design and construction stages of new and altered buildings.
26 Nov 2015
Chartered building surveyors are involved in all aspects of property and construction, from supervising large mixed-use developments to planning domestic extensions.
Infrastructure is the basic physical and organisational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function.
04 Nov 2015
Commercial property surveyors have an interesting, challenging and ever-changing workload.
Environmental surveyors are specialists in all aspects of the management, monitoring and assessment of the environment in the context of real estate, land and construction.
18 Dec 2014
Facilities management (FM) is the total management of all services that support the core business of an organisation.
Geomatics is the science and study of spatially related information focusing on the collection, interpretation/analysis and presentation of the natural, built, social and economic environments.
This is the science and study of spatially-related information focusing on the collection, interpretation/analysis and presentation of the natural, built, social and economic environments.
This pathway is for people who work in the following areas: environment, planning and development, minerals and waste management and rural practice
Management consultants provide independent, impartial advice in all areas of the business and real estate lifecycle. They mainly identify and implement business solutions to real estate problems.
Extracting minerals and managing waste requires sensitive planning from the initial prospecting stage to the ultimate restoration and after-use of each site.
The planning and development field is a specialist area, which impacts not only on the physical aspects of the built environment, but the social and environmental aspects as well.
Project managers occupy a central role in the development process, driving successful completion of projects.
Property investment takes many forms, ranging from the traditional, direct ownership and trading of tenanted land and buildings, to contemporary capital markets where property revenues are traded as securities or indeed derivatives.
Quantity surveyors are the cost managers of construction.
The Residential APC pathway covers residential property and housing management and development. For Associate it covers Residential Survey and Valuation, Real Estate Agency and Residential Property Management.
Rural surveyors enable the rural economy and environment to thrive and flourish in a variety of ways by virtue of their experience and expertise across a very broad and diverse range of activities.
Taxation allowances surveyors combine the skills of quantity surveying with knowledge of construction and experience of legislation, accounting and investment.
The Valuation APC pathway covers property valuation, residential survey and valuation and machinery and business assets.
Business valuation is the act or process of determining the value of businesses or pieces of businesses, both public and private, as well as business assets, securities and certain intangibles.
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