Our specialist assessment is available to those who are delivering enhanced services within an RICS discipline and are recognised for their impact and authority.


You must be able to demonstrate your responsibility for delivering services in a specialist area of work, referencing elements of your career and contributions to the profession that identify you as a specialist practitioner.

The focus of your assessment will be on your specialist area of work but you must also present evidence of your understanding of RICS, the relevance of your experience to your chosen RICS discipline and RICS’ ethical and professional standards.

Assessment process

You must have 10 years’ relevant experience. This is reduced to 5 years if you have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent professional qualification) and a relevant post-graduate degree (master’s level or higher).

There are five stages to the assessment:

  • Eligibility – Read the specialist assessment guidance, check you meet the eligibility requirements and complete the application form.
  • Vetting – Your application will be reviewed to confirm your profile is eligible for the assessment.
  • Ethics – Complete the RICS ethics module and test.
  • Submission – Submit three case studies and a record of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Final assessment interview – Attend a 60-minute interview where your submission and experience will be discussed with trained assessors.

For more information please download the specialist assessment applicant guide below.

To apply please complete an enquiry form.

Specialist assessors

Becoming a specialist assessor can make a difference to your career, your firm and the next generation of chartered surveyors.

Specialist assessors play a very important role. Along with interviewing applicants at their assessments, they sit on a panel that decides whether candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to become chartered surveyors.

Working as a specialist assessor can be personally rewarding and satisfying. It can:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the specialist assessment process.
  • Be useful in your day-to-day work.
  • Contribute towards your continuing professional development.
  • Open up valuable networking opportunities.

With your new skills and increased knowledge of the specialist assessment process, you can:

  • Give your firm useful guidance and insight.
  • Become an excellent counsellor.

By working as a specialist assessor, you can:

  • Help to maintain the high professional standards expected of chartered surveyors.
  • Put something back into the surveying profession.
  • Help raise the profile of RICS and its members around the world.

To register your interest or for further information about becoming a specialist assessor, please email assessors@rics.org.

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