The ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS (RICS) is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land , property and construction sectors worldwide.
Members holding RICS qualifications may use the following designations after their name: MRICS (Member), FRICS (Fellow), AssocRICS (Associate). Those with the designation MRICS or FRICS are also known as chartered surveyors.
* 1 History * 2 International presence * 3 Membership * 4 Professional groups * 5 Specialist accreditations * 6 Past Presidents * 7 RICS Matrics * 8 BCIS * 9 Charitable works * 10 See also * 11 Notes * 12 References * 13 External links
The RICS was founded in
The Surveyors' Institution became the CHARTERED SURVEYORS\'
INSTITUTION in 1930. In 1946,
The RICS headquarters is in
In 2015, there were RICS-qualified professionals in more than 140 countries. The total number of those accredited worldwide was 120,000, plus student membership of 81,000. The majority of accredited individuals or members are still based in the United Kingdom with large numbers also in mainland Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. There is now a strong growth globally, and particularly in China, India and the Americas.
The RICS has close links with many national surveying institutions and is a founding member association of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). Within the RICS the primary areas of practice represented at FIG are geomatics (land and hydrographic survey), environment, planning, construction and valuation.
The RICS works in close collaboration with other professional bodies,
central banks and international organisations such as The United
Entry to membership of the RICS is via four main routes: academic; graduate; technical; and senior professional. The RICS has links with universities worldwide, with whom they have accredited approved courses which satisfy part of the qualification requirements to become trainee surveyors. The RICS also offers expedited routes to membership for qualified professional members of some partner associations.
The RICS requires members to update their knowledge and competence during their working life through Continuing Professional Development .
* Associate members may use "AssocRICS" after their names (previously members at this level were known as Technical Members and used the designation "TechRICS"). * Professional Members may use "MRICS" after their names (previously members at this level were known as Professional Associates and used the designation "ARICS"). * Fellows may use "FRICS" after their names. * Honorary members may use “HonRICS” after their names.
Individuals holding the professional MRICS or FRICS designation are entitled to use the professional title designation "Chartered Surveyor" and variations such as "Chartered Building Surveyor" or "Chartered Quantity Surveyor", depending on their chosen specialist qualifications and field of expertise.
The RICS specifies areas of specialism, each with its own professional group, clustered into Land, Property and Construction. Within each professional group there may be further specialisms.
PROPERTY PROFESSIONAL GROUPS LAND PROFESSIONAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONAL GROUPS
Arts & Antiquities Environment Building Control
Commercial Property Geomatics Building Surveying
Dispute Resolution Minerals & Waste Project Management
Facilities Management Planning & Development Quantity Surveying & Construction
Machinery Charity Property Help, which provides property advice to charities and voluntary organisations, and The Chartered Surveyors' Voluntary Service (CSVS), a registered charity providing free property advice to people who would otherwise struggle to access professional assistance.
* RICS School of Built Environment
Chartered surveyors in the United Kingdom
* ^ Under the charter, full members were classed as Fellows (FSI) or Professional Associates (PASI). Non-chartered associate and student memberships were also provided for.
* ^ "History". RICS. 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
* ^ A B "The Institution of Surveyors".