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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: respondents to our salary survey in the Middle East stated their base salary increased after achieving our professional qualification.

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: 94% of RICS professionals in the Middle East say they are "proud to be a member of RICS".

After I passed my Assessment of Professional Competence in 2014, I remember receiving numerous phone calls and emails from recruitment consultants.

Suddenly, in the eyes of organisations I had gone from being a quantity surveyor to a chartered quantity surveyor and I was more sought after.

Kieran Chauhan FRICS

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.

In my experience, being an RICS professional is a genuine and meaningful professional asset. The high standards grant an aura of professional and ethical competence, and help build trust with potential business partners and peers in the sector.

Dániel Ódor MRICS
Taylor Wessing, Budapest

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: there was a 2% increase in women working in the profession in 2018, particularly in the real estate and valuation fields.

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.

Did you know: 86% of RICS professionals in the Middle East believe RICS effectively regulates to protect the public and the profession.

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.

Membership enquiries

If you have any questions about joining RICS or our qualifications, please call +971 (04) 375 3075 or complete our membership enquiries form.

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Each job I’ve had, whether in the UK or the UAE, has required an RICS membership. I feel this shows the importance of the RICS credentials. MRICS is a qualification that firms in this profession understand and can relate too.

Felicity Davey-Faun MRICS