Project Management (Associate and Chartered)

Project managers occupy a central role in the development process driving successful completion of projects.

project leadership

Project management is a thriving professional discipline much in demand around the globe. Consequently, these professionals can choose from a variety of potential employers including clients and consultants from both the public and private sectors, with either commercial or not-for-profit aims.

Typically, project managers will be appointed at the beginning of a project and will assist the client in developing the project brief and then selecting, appointing and co-ordinating the project team.

He or she will then usually represent the client throughout the full development process managing the inputs from the client, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

The pathway guide should be used in conjunction with the core assessment documentation which is available on the RICS website and comprises of:

  • Requirements and Competencies guide
  • Candidate guide for your RICS assessment e.g. APC, Academic, Senior Professional, Specialist
  • Counsellor guide.

RICS also offers a Project Management pathway as part of the Associate Assessment. For further details please go to or download the Associate documents on this page.

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