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Press release

16 APR 2019

RICS and HKIS: Mutual recognition in facilities management

Jeanie Chan RICS

Jeanie Chan

Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Greater China

Hong Kong

RICS

RICS and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) have announced a mutual recognition of membership for facilities management professionals of the two organisations.

HKIS members to admit as RICS professionals

Corporate members of the Property & Facility Management Division of HKIS (FHKIS and MHKIS) may, upon application to RICS, be admitted as a professional member of RICS (Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor (MRICS)) and be a member of the Facilities Management Professional Group, and may be entitled to all the privileges of RICS membership subject to:

  • one year post-qualification as a Corporate Member of the Property & Facility Management Division of HKIS and professional practice relevant to the Facilities Management profession.
  • the successful completion of the RICS ethics assessment prior to admission.
  • a professional interview conducted at the discretion of RICS to verify the applicant's competence and suitability for admission to the Facilities Management Professional Group.

RICS professionals to admit as HKIS members

RICS professionals (FRICS and MRICS) qualified as a Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor, whose principal place of practice being in Hong Kong, may, upon application to HKIS, be admitted as a professional member of HKIS (MHKIS) in the Property & Facility Management Division, and may be entitled to all the privileges of HKIS membership, including the use of the designation of Professional Surveyor and the designatory letters, subject to:

  • one year post-qualification as a Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor and professional practice in Hong Kong relevant to the Property & Facility Management Division of HKIS.
  • a professional interview conducted at the discretion of HKIS to verify the applicant's competence and suitability for admission to the Division.

The mutual recognition offers a streamlined application process for professional surveyor membership qualifications, which will allow surveying professionals to practise globally in markets where they have local knowledge, and ultimately benefit their portfolio and raise their membership standing worldwide.

RICS encourages and promotes the highest global professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. With this mutual recognition arrangement in place, RICS will provide enhanced quality assurance and credibility in a global marketplace to Hong Kong professionals working to international standards.

For details and enquiries of admission

Please contact RICS in Hong Kong (ricshk@rics.org or +852 2537 7117) or HKIS (memdept@hkis.org.hk or +852 2526 3679).

Jeanie Chan RICS

Jeanie Chan

Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Greater China

Hong Kong

RICS

Jeanie leads RICS' Communication and Corporate Affairs team in Greater China, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

She is in charge of RICS' brand development, market influence and thought leadership in terms of communications, media relations, and policy engagement. She also ensures strategic alignment of activities with RICS' business objectives.

She possesses extensive experience with corporate communication for RICS in East Asia before focusing on the emerging Greater China market, which is experiencing a huge demand for talent and professional standards in the built environment.

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