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18 FEB 2019

Celebrating the growth of the profession

To celebrate the achievement of our most recent APC candidates who passed their assessment and earned MRICS in 2018, we hosted the RICS APC Awards evening in Doha.

Through the adoption of standards and the professionalism of RICS professionals in world markets, RICS aims to establish a global presence across land, property and construction. Governments and stakeholders across the globe are striving to attain professional standards and ethics, in addition to technical advice and guidance, all of which RICS qualified professionals, who have lateral thinking and problem-solving skills, are adept with. 

Candidates put in a lot of hard work that allowed them to successfully navigate through the APC process to achieve Chartered Status. The status they receive after successfully passing demonstrates to the market that they have a chartered qualification and can work to the highest industry standards. It also acts as a passport to jobs and markets that many others may not have access to.

RICS APC Awards Evening

The event was attended by recently qualified professionals, regional board members, and Robert Jackson, RICS Regional Director.

Views from recent graduates

The profession of surveying allows individuals access to unique challenges and rewards, along with a range of opportunities globally. Recently qualified professional, Shiromi Kumarapeli, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor at DG Jones & Partners, believes that becoming a qualified professional of RICS is a milestone in her career and professional life, enabling her to advance with confidence in her profession.

The recognition of RICS will provide me new professional opportunities, along with respect from my peers. RICS is the worldwide standard of professionalism and I am proud of my achievement of receiving world’s leading professional qualification.

Shiromi Kumarapeli
DG Jones & Partners

Another recently qualified professional, Shivan Pathirage, a Quantity Surveyor at the Arab Engineering Bureau, commented, “qualifying as a Chartered QS from a world-renowned institution, like RICS, is a privilege to me. Competent in subject, international recognition and supportive professional network are now the key elements to my future success.” 

Through the APC process, candidates get the opportunity to have hands-on experience and skills that allow them to stand out to clients. Completing the process and becoming a Chartered Surveyor is a big achievement. To all recently qualified members, we wish you a long and prosperous career.