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There are two main types of RICS membership – Associate Member (AssocRICS) and Chartered Member (MRICS).

There are two main types of RICS membership – Associate Member (AssocRICS) and Chartered Member (MRICS):

  • Associate Member is the entry-level way to join RICS and offers the chance to progress to full chartered status 
  • Chartered Member is the most common way to join RICS, as most people who join already have surveying-related qualifications and work experience.

To join RICS as an Associate Member or a Chartered Member, you will have to pass a series of assessments. We offer different flexible ways through the assessment process, and will support you throughout your journey to qualifying as a member. 

Membership enquiries

If you have any questions about joining RICS or our qualifications, please call +1 212 847 7400 or complete our membership enquiries form.

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Associate Member (AssocRICS)

Associate Member is available on completion of the associate qualification. You can enrol at any time in your career but must meet one of the following before applying for assessment:

  • 1 year of relevant experience and a relevant bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years of relevant experience and a relevant higher/advanced/foundation qualification
  • 4 years of relevant experience (no qualifications required).

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Chartered Member (MRICS)

Chartered Member is available on completion of the chartered qualification. You can enrol at any time in your career but must meet one of the following before applying for assessment:

  • up to 5 years of relevant experience and an RICS-accredited degree
  • 5 years of relevant experience and any bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years of relevant experience operating at an advanced level by seniority, specialisation, or in academia.

Find out about chartered membership

Why I value my RICS membership

I qualified with RICS more than 12 years ago. Looking at the global applicability of professional and ethical standards, I thought there was a real chance to have a transparent development sector.

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