Here is a quick overview of what you need to do to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor MRICS through the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
- Getting started: Enrol online – you will need to choose your counsellor at this time. They will guide you through the assessment and sign off your submission.
Your essential reading: APC candidate Guide – step-by-step information on what you need to do. Pathway Guide – contains the competencies you need
to qualify in your chosen pathway.
- Your support tools. Take advantage of all the support that Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS has, including APC mentors, Regional Training, Advisors, RICS Matrics, Self-assessment form, Templates.
- Prepare your written submission. You will need to provide: A summary of experience – on how you meet the technical and mandatory competencies. A case study – about a project you have worked on focusing on the technical competencies. CPD – a record for the last 12 months.
- Complete the online ethics module.
- Prepare your final assessment. This 60-minute interview includes A 10-minute presentation based on your case study. 10 minutes of questions on the presentation. 35 minutes of questions on the mandatory, technical and ethical competencies.
Chartered Surveyor Qualification (MRICS)
The eligibility criteria are:
- Education: An RICS accredited degree (undergraduate or postgraduate)
- Work experience: Undertake 24 months’ training (if less than five years’ experience) or 12 months’ training (if five years’ or more experience)
- RICS Assessment: Enrol and start your APC – see the diagram above
- Apprenticeship option: In the Chartered Surveying Apprenticeship you undertake all of the education, experience and RICS Assessment at the same time.