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Fellowship with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors: Designations

Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors are distinguished property and land management professionals. As a member, individuals must abide by a code of ethics and participate in continuous professional development. RICS Members and Fellows are referred to as “Chartered Surveyors”.

Becoming a Member

In the United States, appraisers that belong to other reputable, professional associations may be eligible to join RICS very easily. For example, designated members of the American Society of Appraisers with 10 years of membership and at least 5 years of designation may be eligible for direct entry into RICS. Appraisers with the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and over 10 years of relevant experience may also be eligible for direct entry. Full members of Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) can also take advantage of this streamlined option.

If you are not eligible for direct entry but belong to one of these professional associations, it may exempt you from several requirements of the application process.

Fellowship: FRICS

Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors are leaders in their fields of expertise. Only 20% of RICS members become Fellows. In order to qualify for fellowship, a candidate must demonstrate three, specific characteristics of a distinguished professional. If an individual becomes a Fellow, he or she may use the designation of FRICS after their name.

RICS provides a list of example characteristics that may make an individual eligible for fellowship. Fellows must satisfy demonstrate at least three of the characteristics. Some of the characteristics are:

- Be a member of RICS for at least five years.

- Appointed to a government post in a relevant field.

- Led a high profile project of national or local significance.

- Earned a designation from another professional association of comparable status.

- Spurred innovation in a particular field.

- Published research in an academic or professional journal.

- Hold an advanced degree in a relevant field.

- Hold a senior management position with a firm.

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Related: A Guide to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Related: Other Appraiser Designations and Certifications

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