The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide.
RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
Entry to membership of the RICS is via four main routes: academic; graduate; technical; and senior professional. The RICS has links with universities worldwide, with whom they have accredited approved courses which satisfy part of the qualification requirements to become trainee surveyors. The RICS also offers expedited routes to membership for qualified professional members of some partner associations.
The RICS requires members to update their knowledge and competence during their working life through Continuing Professional Development.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is a body that represents construction management professionals who work within the built environment.
Its mission is to contribute to the creation of a modern, progressive, and responsible construction industry; able to meet the economic, environmental and social challenges faced in the 21st century.