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Professional groups

Professional groups

Professional groups are the way that RICS segments the various technical specialisms of the profession. In total there are 18 groups covering the broad spectrum of surveying services.

Benefits of getting involved

  • The opportunity to connect, network and engage with other professionals in your field of expertise
  • Utilise your professional expertise through contribution to standards, guidance and technical journals
  • Share market insight with RICS to influence the future direction of the profession including standards, technical guidance, entry criteria such as pathways and competences and policy and product development
  • The use of alternative designations (e.g. Chartered Quantity Surveyor) find out more about alternative designations
  • Receipt of a technical journal relating to the professional group's area of expertise
    Find out more about the journals

How do I get involved?

There are a number of ways you can get more involved with your professional group to receive the above benefits:

1. Join a sector insight community

RICS has a number of digital insight communities which you can join covering the principal areas of surveying practice and many specialist issues such as Building Conservation, Dilapidations, Infrastructure, Insurance, Telecoms. These forums connect the professional membership with the wider market.

Find out more about sector forums

2. Participate in a Leaders Forum

RICS regularly holds leader forums or roundtables bringing the profession and wider market together to discuss key issues that will provide insight that ultimately shapes future standards, guidance and technical content.

Express your interest in participating in a Leaders Forum

3. Join a Working Group to develop standards or technical content

RICS is always looking for potential contributors to technical content either through standards working groups or writing technical guidance. If you feel you have expertise to offer then please get in touch.

Express your interest in joining a working group

Our Professional Groups

  • Building Control
  • Building Surveying
  • Commercial Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environment and Resources
  • Facilities Management
  • Geomatics
  • Machinery and Business Assets
  • Management Consultancy
  • Minerals and Waste Management
  • Planning and Development
  • Personal Property/Arts and Antiques
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying and Construction
  • Residential Property
  • Rural
  • Valuation