Why Everyone In Consulting Should Consider A RICS Accreditation
Clients and customers in construction both demand the best people to work on their projects – and accreditation can make the difference between getting the gig or getting the boot. With competition for work so fierce, why would you not give yourself every advantage in every situation? 125,000 professionals already choose RICS accreditation – here’s why you should too…
The Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is globally recognised as standing for the highest levels of integrity and the latest best practices. Being accepted into the ranks immediately grants you a perceived boost in professional status that can be instrumental in securing work both for yourself or your company. A RICS professional qualification demonstrates that you work to the highest standard of excellence and integrity, gifting you an instant competitive advantage.
Not Everyone Can ‘Be’ RICS
RICS has a trusted heritage of accrediting professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide, dating back to 1868. Members must demonstrate a dedication to excellence, which will not only make you better at your job, but also opens up more opportunities, since non-accredited individuals simply won’t be considered for many jobs.
Applicants are required to have a cognate degree and usually undergo a minimum of two years’ training to achieve the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), which is followed by an extensive final examination. Clients and employers know that this dedication to excellence means that anyone who achieves accreditation has made the grade.
RICS doesn’t just cover individuals, but companies as well. For instance, since 2011 any companies offering a ‘Red Book’ valuation must be registered by RICS. The organisation also regulates the Chartered Surveyor Company to make sure that rules pertaining to financing are adhered to, offering financial protection and peace of mind.
RICS is also authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to regulate insurance activities, one of the few bodies that can apply stringent rules to the confirmation of instruction and declaring commissions.
Your Passport To A Global Market
Because RICS accreditation is recognised on a global scale, you could recoup the investment you make in your career in any territory worldwide. Whether you want to stay in the South West to advance local infrastructure, or work tax-free in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, RICS is your ticket to the best of your career.
There are three levels of RICS accreditation, designed to enable and support professionals at various stages of their careers:
For less experienced candidates, this strengthens any CV with a world-class professional qualification. Proving your technical and ethical standards to clients and peers alike not only increases your employability, but it also increases your earning potential. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of RICS accreditation and the impact it will have on your career; you should consider it as soon as you can in your career.
Achieving MRICS demonstrates to colleagues, clients and peers that you have a chartered qualification and work to the highest industry standards. Any construction professional looking to make the next step in their career should seriously consider MRICS as part of their promotion campaign. As a mark of quality and a validation of experience to others, this accreditation has accelerated many careers over the years.
Fellowship recognises your individual achievement as a professional member over time. This is the key to unlocking the very highest level of jobs, projects and earning potential.
RICS Currently Offers Accreditation in:
- Access Consultant Certification
- BIM Manager Certification
- Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV)
- Real Estate Lifecycle Certification
- Building Conservation Accreditation
- Chartered Environmentalist
- Dispute Resolution Service
- Dispute Resolution Service in Scotland
- ECO Assessor Certification
- Expert Witness Accreditation Service
- Fixed Charge Receivership
- Mediation Accreditation Scheme
- Valuer Registration
Make The Most Of Your Career
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