What do you need to do to become a surveyor? What type of licenses do you need?



  • What do you need to do to become a surveyor? What type of licenses do you need?


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    There are numerous routes of entry to the profession and it depends on which governing body you want to be a member of, but in order to join the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, there are two main routes to entry.

    Firstly, you can study for an RICS accredited degree and then complete a two year training programme at your employer, before you will be invited to present to a panel where they will judge whether you display the personal and professional qualities necessary to become a chartered surveyor. This process is called the Assessment of Professional Competence or APC for short.

    The second option is the professional experience route. Under this pathway, would be surveyors who have enough existing professional surveying experience (typically 5 years plus) can apply to sit their APC without needing an accredited degree.

    You need to think carefully about whether you want to value property in the future though, as in order to be a RICS Registered Valuer, you will need to demonstrate a higher valuation standard than you would need if you don’t want to be a valuer in the future.

    For more insights on surveying check out the episode I did with Denzity! https://youtu.be/lRp0f978Xvk


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