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Information about your new RICS digital membership card

Information about your new RICS digital membership card

When you next renew your membership, you will receive a digital membership card which offers a more sustainable way to confirm your credentials.

You can now easily view proof of your membership and designation via your online RICS account, and download your new digital membership card, at any time, to a desktop or mobile device.

Last year, we outlined our intention to seek a more environmentally friendly alternative to the 125,000 plastic cards we produce annually. This solution responds to feedback from the profession, supports our wider work on sustainability, and underpins how we are developing enhanced and more tailored digital resources and services to support our professionals.

For further details and information about your new digital membership card, we’ve covered the most frequently asked questions below. You can also find out about the many more ways RICS is developing sustainable solutions that enable the profession to help drive positive change in our annual review.

Frequently asked questions about digital membership cards

  • Your digital card confirms your membership and designation and is available under your personal profile on the My Account section of the RICS website. It is a PDF which you can view, download or print on demand.

  • Your digital membership card will be available in your online RICS account 24 hours after payment of your annual subscription.

    If you have paid by credit card or BACS, this will appear as soon as your payment has been allocated to your account – this can take up to 5 working days.

  • The creation of a new digital membership card responds to feedback from the profession about reducing the amount of plastic we produce. Last year we outlined our intention to seek a more sustainable alternative to the plastic membership cards and this new solution forms part of our effort to deliver an enhanced digital-first experience that is tailored, easily accessible and cost effective.

  • We will no longer issue plastic membership cards. The new digital membership card will be used to confirm 2021 membership and will become available 24 hours after payment of your annual subscription, or on initial entry to membership.

  • The digital membership card will be in a PDF format, easily accessible to view and download on demand via a desktop or mobile device.

  • The digital membership card is a PDF format that can be downloaded and saved to allow you to continually access it without needing an internet connection.

  • Yes, the digital membership card is in a PDF format, easily accessible to view and download on demand via a desktop or mobile device.

  • Yes, the digital membership card will outline the year it relates to, as well as your designation (AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS). A new version will be issued following payment of your annual subscription for subsequent years.