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What is the difference between RICS and MRICS?

Congratulations go out to our Founder and Managing Director, Emma Walker,  for achieving recognition as a Chartered Surveyor and Member of RICS, designated by the letters MRICS after her name.

What is RICS?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.  Qualified RICS members are recognised by AssocRICS designatory letters that are awarded based on a combination of qualifications and experience.   AssocRICS members are unable to describe themselves as “Chartered Surveyors” but are able to offer RICS products.

The designatory letters after your name demonstrate where you are in your career. As your career progresses, you can apply to upgrade your membership to ensure it always reflects your current position.

What is MRICS?
Those with the designation MRICS or FRICS are also known as chartered surveyors.

Chartered Surveyors and Professional Members may use “MRICS” after their names (previously members at this level were known as Professional Associates and used the designation “ARICS”).

Qualified RICS members are recognised by these MRICS designatory letters based on a combination of qualifications and experience:

  • Associate members may use “AssocRICS” after their names (previously members at this level were known as Technical Members and used the designation “TechRICS”).
  • Professional Members may use “MRICS” after their names (previously members at this level were known as Professional Associates and used the designation “ARICS”).
  • Fellows may use “FRICS” after their names.

Professional Members and Fellows of RICS are entitled to use the designation ‘Chartered Surveyor’ and variations such as “Chartered Building Surveyor” or “Chartered Quantity Surveyor”, depending on their route of entry to the profession. Fellows are leaders in their field, people who have undertaken notable projects or made a special contribution to the profession. Only professional members who are major achievers in their careers may apply.

 

 

 

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