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Review of Entry and Assessment into the Profession

Review of Entry and Assessment into the Profession

The Entry and Assessment into the Profession Review (online survey) is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this important piece of work which will shape entry into the profession for the next generation and the role of post-qualification CPD. We are now gathering and analysing the data from 900+ submissions and are looking forward to sharing the insights and recommendations later this summer.

Entry and assessment standards and processes for all grades of RICS membership are critical to ensuring confidence in the profession. They provide the gateway to membership, ensuring individuals have the right knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours at the point of entry.

RICS’ Governing Council has established the Entry and Assessment Review, a programme of work to research, design, and implement any new assessment processes identified for the profession. 

The project will review and, where appropriate and subject to consultation, make changes to the following areas:

  • Eligibility requirements, including the role of the accredited degree, experience requirements, direct entry routes and their impact on diversity
  • Role of student and membership levels (AssocRICS, MRICS and FRICS)
  • Pathways and competencies
  • Methods of assessment, including the role of computer-based assessments
  • Quality assurance of assessments
  • Chartered designations
  • Other RICS schemes and certifications
  • Relationship to post-entry learning and Continued Professional Development (CPD).

To explore these topics in more depth, a survey will launch on 10 January 2022. Our goal is to ensure, through collaboration with RICS members and other stakeholders, that the RICS’ qualifications remain relevant in an ever changing, dynamic landscape, in which we continue to uphold and renew our public interest remit.   

The review will be led by the Entry and Assessment Steering Group (‘EASG’).