More female role models can and should become FRICS
Sharon Slinger FRICS explains how women should have their career achievements recognised with fellowship.
Being an RICS Fellow (FRICS) demonstrates your individual professional achievements and is an international measure of excellence. It is a mark of distinction: you join a group of professionals who stand out in the eyes of their peers, of business and of the public.
There are three core principles at the heart of being an RICS Fellow:
If you have any questions about joining RICS or our qualifications, please call +1 300 737 657 (Australia) +0 800 651 562 (New Zealand) or complete our membership enquiries form.
All Chartered Members (MRICS) are eligible to apply for fellowship, subject to the rules of conduct for members. To qualify as an RICS Fellow, you’ll need to show how your career experience demonstrates four out of twelve professional characteristics.
The process from application to result takes up to two months. If your application is incomplete, or your CPD record is not up to date, it may take longer.
The application and assessment fees are
Australia – AU$275 (includes GST)
New Zealand – NZ$287.50 (includes GST).
Our RICS Fellow Applicant Guide gives a full explanation of the assessment criteria and the application process.
Before you apply, you’ll need to ensure that your CPD record is up to date. Then you’ll need to provide a set of written submissions relating to your career.
Your application will be considered by a panel assigned by RICS. We’ll contact you if your application is incomplete, or if we need to investigate any matters of concern.
If your application is approved, you’ll be awarded fellowship and be entitled to use the designation FRICS.
If your application is declined, we’ll send you a report explaining the reasons. You’ll have the right to appeal and details of how to do this will be included in the report.
RICS impacts governments, developers, investors, consumers and other industry stakeholders. As an RICS-qualified professional, I understand my responsibility and commitment to the built environment profession and sector.
Michael Holland FRICS
CEO, Commercial Real Estate, Embassy Office Parks Management Services