In a world where more and more people, governments, banks and commercial organizations demand greater certainty of professional standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognized mark of property professionalism.
Over 100,000 property professionals working in the major established and emerging economies of the world have already recognized the importance of securing RICS status by becoming members.
RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity – providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting both businesses and society.
Based in Brussels since 1993, RICS Europe is the continental European headquarters of RICS and has offices and staff all around continental Europe. RICS Europe is growing fast in all European countries, from Germany to Russia, Central and Eastern Europe to the Nordic region, the Baltics to Turkey.
Membership and activities
As of January 2012, RICS Europe had 11,451 members, spread over the different categories of membership:
• 5,342 qualified members – these members are called chartered surveyors and can add MRICS (Member of RICS) or FRICS (Fellow of RICS) after their name
• 1,426 RICS trainees – potential members who are preparing for their Final Assessment interview
• 4,683 RICS students – professionals who are studying on a RICS accredited course.
Combining global and local support to members, we work to:
• Raise the status of the chartered surveying profession in European markets
• Maintain the highest educational and professional standards across Europe
• Regulate the profession through rules of conduct
• Provide independent expert policy advice on European property and built environment issues