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Chartered Minerals Surveyor (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Minerals surveyor
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Chartered Minerals Surveyor
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    Other  RICS is incorporated by Royal Charter, which sets out our objectives.
    National legislation:
    The Royal Charter requires us to promote the usefulness of the profession for the public advantage in the UK and in other parts of the world. In practice, the Charter means that important changes to RICS' constitution - its bye-laws - have to be ratified by the UK Government, through the Privy Council, even after they have been approved by a majority of RICS members voting at a general meeting.
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    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Chartered Surveyors are professionals who measure, value, protect and enhance the world’s physical assets. The main disciplines of surveying practice fall into three broad sectors of Land, Property and Construction. Chartered Mineral Surveyors work in the area of extracting minerals and managing waste. This requires sensitive planning from the initial prospecting stage to the ultimate restoration and after-use of each site. Together with practical management during the operational phase, extracting minerals and managing waste also requires negotiation and consultation with landowners, the general public and other professionals, including planners, environmental specialists, lawyers and accountants.
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