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Academic Assessment

MRICS: Academic Assessment

The Academic Assessment is a bespoke assessment suitable for individuals working as an academic who have undertaken surveying-related teaching and research activities.

The 5 stages of assessment


You must have undertaken academic activities relevant to the profession over a three-year period and hold a surveying-related degree or higher degree. The three years can be a total, not necessarily continuous, i.e. in 'one block'.

All Academic Assessment candidates must appoint a counsellor who is RICS qualified. Their role is to support you and guide you throughout your assessment journey. Counsellors for the Academic Assessment must be MRICS or FRICS.


To determine if you are eligible for the assessment you must send your CV and a 3,000 word statement that documents how your experience is relevant to the profession and your chosen pathway.

Your CV and statement will be reviewed by trained RICS academic reviewers.


Candidates for all RICS assessments must successfully complete the RICS online ethics module and test.


The submission for the Academic Assessment includes:

  • Your CV and 3,000-word statement
  • Summary of experience – 5,500 word summary of your experience against competencies set out in your chosen pathway
  • Academic evidence – 4 pieces of evidence to demonstrate your activities as an academic
  • CPD - a record of 48 hours of CPD for the last 12 months


Your counsellor will confirm when you are ready to submit for assessment.

You will attend a 60-minute interview with a panel of trained RICS assessors. Following a 10-minute presentation by you on your academic evidence, the panel will ask questions on your presentation and your selected competencies.

Next steps – apply today

Send us your details and supporting evidence to be considered for the Academic Assessment. We will review your application and either confirm that you can proceed to the submission stage or provide details of an alternative assessment. No payment is required at this stage.

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How long will it take me to qualify?

It will depend on your current experience, but generally it takes between 6-12 months to complete the submission and attend the interview.

How much will it cost?

Applicant fees

An enrolment fee is payable when you apply to become an Academic Assessment candidate. This covers all the support materials, access to the online ethics module and test, access to the submission templates, and the interview assessment.

Qualification fees

When you are awarded the qualification an election fee and your professional subscription fee is payable. The election fee covers the award pack and election process giving access to all RICS professional services. The professional subscription fee covers your RICS professional status for your first calendar year.

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