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Real Estate Lifecycle Certification

A chance to demonstrate your understanding of the Real Estate Lifecycle.

Course Duration:
Enrolment duration: 90 days
25 hours formal CPD
Training and assessment available from
£775 + VAT

The Real Estate Lifecycle relies on RICS professionals and many other individuals in order to properly allocate resources to generate value and complete the various functions.

Learning outcomes

The certification will ensure you are best placed to work and interact with other stakeholders across the real estate lifecycle from planning and acquisition to construction and occupation.

By understanding the roles and responsibilities of all those involved, at each stage of the lifecycle, you will be better able to:

  • Complete projects
  • Differentiate yourself from competitors
  • Build trust in the eyes of clients, regulators and stakeholders

Course information

The certification has been created to provide formal recognition to professionals who can demonstrate a thorough knowledge of all functions of the real estate market and the role that RICS, our standards and professionals perform in the market.

To gain certification, professionals are required to complete a training and assessment programme comprised of:

  • Series of online modules
  • Reading material
  • Exam


  • Training and Assessment £775 + VAT
  • Training only £600 + VAT
  • Certification
    Annual subscription fee £175 + VAT
  • Visa

  • Mastercard

What you get

Training and Assessment Training only Certification
4 online technical training modules (16 hours) 4 online technical training modules (16 hours) RICS Certified in Real Estate Lifecycle Certificate and Logo
3 online professional training modules (9 hours) 3 online professional training modules (9 hours) 10 hours annual Continuing Professional development commitment
Online exam leading to certification (75 minutes) No assessment or certification 3 year reassessment included


The course is composed of the following:

  • Module 1: The role of the RICS and its professionals
  • Module 2: Introduction to real estate lifecycle
  • Module 3: Acquisition
  • Module 4: Planning
  • Module 5: Construction
  • Module 6: Occupation
  • Module 7: Ethics

After completing all 7 modules, professionals will be required to pass:

  • Online ethics quiz
  • Multiple choice final examination on the content from modules 1 to 6


Who should enrol?

Primary market:

  • Real estate lenders, investors and analysts
  • Financial regulators
  • Lawyers working on secured lending and offering services to the real estate and built environment industries

Secondary market:

  • Back office departments from companies working on real estate and built environment sectors (ie accountants, finance, HR and marketing professionals)


After passing and achieving certification

You will be required to complete 10 hours of CPD annually and re-take the test every 3 years in order to maintain their certification.

Training and assessment available from
£775 + VAT