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Education and Qualification Standards

RICS

RICS Routes to Membership Graduate Route
Academic/Professional Qualifications
Graduate 1 RICS accredited degree Part-time and placement year students may enrol on to the APC during the final year of study or the placement year. At least 12 of the 24 months’ structured training must be completed after graduating. * Graduate 2 RICS accredited degree The 12 months’ structured training must be completed after graduating. *

Relevant Prior Experience
None

APC Structured Training
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APC Final Assessment Submissions
‘Signed off’ mandatory and technical achievement records Logbook Record of professional development over last 24 months Critical analysis (3 000 words) •

APC Final Assessment Interview
60 minute interview including 10 minute presentation on critical analysis Testing on professional practice/ethics

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24 months’ structured training to meet competency requirements Regular meetings with Supervisor/Counsellor 96 hours of professional development over structured training period 12 months’ structured training Regular meetings with Supervisor/Counsellor 48 hours’ professional development over the structured training period

At least five years’ relevant experience before starting APC. Pre-degree experience can count

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‘Signed off’ mandatory and technical achievement records Logbook Record of professional development over last 12 months Critical analysis (3 000 words)

60 minute interview including 10 minute presentation on critical analysis Testing on professional practice/ethics

Graduate 3 RICS accredited degree

At least 10 years’ relevant experience before starting APC. Pre-degree experience can count

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‘Signed off’ mandatory and technical achievement records Lifelong learning records for the previous 12 months, consistent with the RICS rules of conduct Critical analysis (3 000 words) Record detailing the relevant technical and mandatory skills required by the APC pathway (submitted to RICS at application)

60 minute interview including 10 minute presentation on critical analysis Testing on professional practice/ethics

* Those undertaking an accredited postgraduate degree part-time may enrol on to the APC and complete the structured training concurrently. They must have graduated from their degree course before being eligible to take final assessment.
Issue Date: 24 April 2009 RICS Routes to Membership