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 forum
RICS has a number of specialist sector forums covering Building Conservation, Dilapidations, Infrastructure, Insurance and 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