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Associate Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Associate Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    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:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    The RICS Associate qualification is about demonstrating technical competence and professional practice skills for a specific specialism. The current specialims are: Building Control, Building Surveying, Project Management, Quantity Surveying & Construction, Hydrographic, Land, Land Engineering, Commercial Property Management, Facilities management, Real Estate Agency, Residential Survey & Valuation, Residential Property Management, and Valuation
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