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Benefits of RICS membership

Benefits of a RICS qualification

The value of a RICS qualification has never been greater – from wider industry recognition and enhanced career opportunities to access to the latest professional insights, guidance and technologies.

1. Develop your expertise and earning potential

Build your expertise, develop your insight and enhance your career prospects by making the most of our latest professional standards, ethical guidance, sector-specific advice and regulatory help.

Did you know: RICS members in the UK earn on average £16,000 more each year than non-members

2. Build a global professional network

Connect with your peers around the world and leading figures across the industry using our expanding network of events, webinars and social media channels – enabling you to explore new trends and seek new opportunities.

Did you know: in 2018, 1,677 qualified members in Europe were aged 23-38, an increase of 15% from 2017.

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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Industry leaders explain why they became qualified with RICS, and why they're proud to be part of a globally recognized professional body.

3. Enhance your skills and employability

Develop your skills and learn new globally recognised specialisms through our annual range of more than 800 courses, conferences and events – including our annual World Built Environment Forum Summit.

Did you know: 86% of the profession believe being RICS qualified increases their employment prospects.

The benefits include increasing my knowledge, reinforcing existing knowledge built up through years of on-the-job learning, and a growing sense of pride of eventually becoming chartered and a full member of RICS.

Simon Saliger
Simon Saliger, Program Manager at CBRE and APC candidate

4. Make your mark on the world around us

Shape the world around us by having your say in our regular market surveys and industry-leading consultations – which in 2019 will focus on subjects including the future of the surveying profession and fighting money laundering.

Did you know: 95% of RICS professionals in Europe say they are “proud to be a member of RICS”.

Be part of a global network

With more than 130,000 RICS members around the world and offices covering the major political and financial centres, our market presence puts you at the forefront of the profession and at the heart of international policy.

5. Demonstrate higher professional and ethical standards

Differentiate the higher quality of your work thanks to RICS' professional and ethical standards, enabling you to build valued business relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity.

"Being a member of RICS is seen by both international and domestic clients as a sign of trust and transparency. This is fundamental to what I do as a valuer." – Marek Pohl MRICS, Head of Valuation for Czech Republic and Slovakia, BNP Paribas Real Estate.

6. Broaden your horizons and lead the debate

Be at the heart of the industry with access to the latest thinking, expert advice and in-depth features across all surveying disciplines from our sector-specific journals, flagship Modus magazine and our regular email newsletters.

Did you know: in 2017-18, RICS was a member of the European Commission’s technical expert group supporting the action plan on sustainable finance, climate change and the implementation of the UN’s Paris Agreement.

I like to compare my RICS membership with the Premier League. It shows my clients I'm part of the world’s leading professional body, which gives them the confidence they are in good hands.

Susan Perdijk MRICS
Manager FRIS Valuations & Real Estate Advisory, Amsterdam