Many of our members undertake specialist qualifications to become chartered in their field. These qualifications are also known as chartered alternative designations.
RICS-qualified professionals can undertake additional specialist qualifications to become chartered in their field.
These qualifications are referred to as Chartered Alternative Designations (CADs). Chartered surveyors who have joined and maintain their membership of the requisite Professional Group, are entitled to apply to use a CAD, though use of only one CAD at a time is permitted. Holders of the AssocRICS qualification are not eligible to apply.
Please note, there are no CADs applicable to:
Before applying, please contact your local RICS office for information on associated fees and timings for CAD applications. Download and submit the application form to your relevant RICS regional team (email address below).
Once this is returned to RICS, your application will be forwarded to an assessment panel for consideration.
If the panel agree the competency requirements have been demonstrated through the written application, the CAD will be awarded. Alternatively, an outcome of the application may be a recommendation to complete a full RICS final assessment.