Become qualified as a Chartered Member (MRICS) if you have specialist or enhanced professional skills and experience.
If your career has progressed based on seniority, specialisation or through academia, we have assessment routes to match your experience.
You can find the full requirements for each of these assessment routes in the Assessment section below.
Surveying is a very broad profession covering disciplines as varied as building surveying, geomatics and valuation. Because of this, when you join RICS you must choose a sector pathway related to your surveying experience. During your assessment process, you will have to demonstrate your skills and knowledge related to this pathway.
For Chartered membership, you can choose from 22 different Sector Pathways.
You must appoint an RICS-qualified counsellor to support and guide you through your application and assessment process. Your counsellor must be either an RICS Fellow (FRICS), Chartered Member (MRICS) or an Associate Member (AssocRICS) with at least four years’ of RICS membership.
If you don’t know an RICS member who can be your counsellor, we can help find someone to guide you through your application. Please contact our Membership team on 02475 095337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help you.
You will need to submit a written summary of your professional experience, a case study, and a record of your continuing professional development (CPD), as well as completing an online ethics course. You then need to pass a final assessment interview.
All candidates must complete and pass the RICS online ethics course. If you initially fail this course, you can retake it.
Senior and Specialist Assessment:
Once you have passed the ethics training, your counsellor will confirm when you are ready for your written submissions to be sent to us for assessment.
You attend a 60-minute interview with a panel of trained RICS assessors. Following a 10-minute presentation by you on your career experience, the panel will ask questions on your presentation and your selected competencies.
If you already have professional qualifications, or are a member of another professional body, you may be exempt from some of our entry criteria and be eligible for direct entry. However, you must pass the RICS online ethics course to join through direct entry.
To apply to be an Chartered Member through direct entry, you’ll need:
This fee is made up of an initial enrolment fee and candidate subscription fee.
The enrolment fee covers your candidate registration, online ethics course and final assessment. Enrolment fees are based on the location of your final assessment. Final assessment venues are not available in all countries; the associated fees are calculated by considering the location of staff and assessors to resource the assessment and the costs of venues and supporting materials in the locations.
The candidate subscription fee covers support materials and access to our Assessment Resource Centre (ARC) and is payable each year up to the point you become qualified. RICS subscription fees are based on the country of the address you have registered with us.
The election fee covers your member registration and award pack and includes your first-year annual subscription fee that provides access to all RICS professional services. Any candidate subscription fee (see above) paid for the same calendar year will be deducted from the election fee.
Download the election fee information.
All fees are non-refundable unless you withdraw your application within a cooling off period of 14 days (10 working days) from the date your enrolment is processed by RICS. If you decide to withdraw your application please contact us on the details above.
If you have any questions about fees, please contact our Membership team or 02475 095337 or complete our membership enquires form.
Choose which route to qualification best suits your experience, then create an online account and complete a simple registration form.
You are recognised for your wealth of experience in the profession as an industry leader and senior manager.
You are recognised for your professional authority and for your highly developed skills and experience.
You are known for your extensive experience and influence as a university teacher or academic researcher.
After you've set up your account and completed the registration form, we will check your application to confirm that you have chosen the best route to membership for you.
We'll then email you more detailed information about the process, guidance notes for your counsellor and information about how to use our Assessment Resource Centre (ARC) website.
Thanks to my great counsellor Charles, I was perfectly prepared for the process of application as a senior professional.
I'm very proud to be a qualified member of RICS. It means being recognised as a professional in real estate who shares common values with a well-known group of great specialists.
Senior technical asset manager, Commerz Real, Paris