The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is one of the most respected and high profile global standards and membership organisations for professionals involved in land, property, construction and environmental issues with:
140 years of representing property professionalism
120 000 members across 120 countries worldwide
400 degree level courses approved worldwide
500 research and policy papers published per year
50 national associations, linked groups and societies
160 diverse specialisms represented across 16 faculties
Accountable to both members and the public, RICS has three main roles:
To maintain the highest standards of education and training
To protect consumers through strict regulation of professional standards
To be the leading source of information and independent advice on land, property, construction and associated environmental issues.
Our members understand the whole lifecycle of property, from land management and measurement, through planning, environmental impact assessment and investment appraisal, to managing the construction process and advising on the most efficient use of buildings.
With the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation of the 19th and 20th centuries, the diverse strands of the profession were drawn together. Today RICS represents and supports a large number of specialisms spanning the built and natural environments, with 17 professional groups setting standards, developing guidance and providing information to the industry on best practice.
Qualified RICS members are recognised by these designatory letters: