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What are the benefits of RICS membership?

Explore the value of a RICS qualification - from wider industry recognition and enhanced career opportunities to access to the latest professional insights, guidance, and technologies.

With over 134,000 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.

The value of a RICS qualification

  • Status - Your professional credentials provide unrivalled client and market confidence
  • Recognition - Promotion of your professional excellence to governments and markets
  • Market advantage - RICS status and standards give you a competitive advantage
  • Knowledge - International practice standards, professional guidance, CPD and knowledge sharing
  • Network - Access to 134,000 RICS professionals worldwide
  • Exclusive Member Benefits
  • Creating demand for your services
  • Stay at the forefront of the profession
  • Solutions for you and your business

Exclusive Member Benefits

Creating demand for your services


Our standards ensure public and stakeholder trust in RICS accreditation. This accreditation means that when anyone employs an RICS professional, they are assured of quality.

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Recent Standards adoption highlights include:

  • Singapore has launched a new Green Mark building certification scheme that incorporates principles from our Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment professional statement.
  • the Abu Dhabi Government has referenced the Red Book in their new Abu Dhabi Valuation Standard. We will be working closely with the government to train and support the licencing of valuers in the region.
  • the Scottish Government has signalled strong support for ICMS 3 and their intention to encourage the industry to adopt the standard and related carbon guidance.
  • the Crown Commercial Service in the UK now requires that all public estates services are carried out by our regulated firms, so that they are delivered to RICS standards.
  • we have collaborated with the Indonesian Society of Appraisers, at the request of the World Bank, to develop guidance on the valuation of unregistered land – a significant issue in the region.
  • the Houses of Parliament in London are using IBOS on a new building on Victoria Street, very close to our Parliament Square headquarters, which will enable them to take a user-centred approach to the building.


RICS Members’ expertise enables them to offer a high level of service to their clients, gaining a competitive advantage. We champion our members to demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards, delivering confidence in the market.

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Inspire the next generation! Help to develop standards, professional guidance and policy. Plus share your expertise in our publications, online services and many industry events.

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RICS Awards

RICS Awards bestow both local and global recognition. They showcase the most inspirational initiatives in the built and natural environments, celebrating the outstanding achievements of RICS professionals and teams of surveyors.

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Solutions for you and your business

A distinct advantage

In the business world of today, words such as ‘competitive advantage’ and ‘value add’ are easily promised but difficult to deliver. If you are already chartered qualified or looking to be – you don’t just hold an additional qualification. You possess a specialisation that gives you a distinct advantage over others.

Evidence shared shows businesses benefit from the skills, knowledge and experience of you as qualified professionals. You in turn help clients find new markets, increase productivity, assess processes and procedures. Thereby, creating greater efficiencies throughout business activities, resulting in increased profitability.

It is your dedication to learning and practice. Building on the internationally demanded pre-requisites of knowledge, competence, ethics, credibility, quality and consistency.

Member Engagement, Experience and Value (MEEV)

The work that shapes our world | RICS

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The work of RICS professionals is hugely varied – watch our video to see how their work shapes our world.

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

Susan Perdijk