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Professional groups

Professional groups

Professional groups are the way that RICS segments the various technical specialisms of the profession. In total there are 17 groups covering the broad spectrum of surveying services.

Benefits of getting involved

  • The opportunity to connect, network and engage with other professionals in your field of expertise
  • Utilise your professional expertise through contribution to standards, guidance and technical journals
  • Share market insight with RICS to influence the future direction of the profession including standards, technical guidance, entry criteria such as pathways and competences and policy and product development
  • Alerts and updates on latest standards, guidance and practice developments via the RICS Insight Community
  • The use of alternative designations (e.g. Chartered Quantity Surveyor) find out more about alternative designations
  • Receipt of a technical journal relating to the professional group's area of expertise
    Find out more about the journals

How do I get involved?

There are a number of ways you can get more involved with your professional group to receive the above benefits:

1. Join the RICS Insight Community

RICS has developed an Insight Community to facilitate conversations and connections across Professional Groups. The discussions on this community platform will shape future standards, guidance and technical content. It will also help influence future pathways and competences for entry into the profession and contribute policy and product development. This is currently being piloted with a view to a full roll-out in early 2020.

Apply to join the RICS Insight Community

2. Participate in a Leaders Forum

RICS regularly holds leader forums or roundtables bringing the profession and wider market together to discuss key issues that will provide insight that ultimately shapes future standards, guidance and technical content.

Express your interest in participating in a Leaders Forum

3. Join a Working Group to develop standards or technical content

RICS is always looking for potential contributors to technical content either through standards working groups or writing technical guidance. If you feel you have expertise to offer then please get in touch.

Express your interest in joining a working group

4. Join a sector forum

RICS has a number of specialist sector forums covering Building Conservation, Dilapidations, Infrastructure, Insurance and Telecoms. These forums connect the professional membership with the wider market.

Apply to join a sector forum

Our Professional Groups

  • Building Control
  • Building Surveying
  • Commercial Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environment and Resources
  • Facilities Management
  • Geomatics
  • Machinery and Business Assets
  • Management Consultancy
  • Minerals and Waste Management
  • Planning and Development
  • Personal Property/Arts and Antiques
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying and Construction
  • Residential Property
  • Rural
  • Valuation

Discover more about getting involved with our professional groups