RICS Associate Qualification (AssocRICS)


Gain a recognized professional designation that demonstrates regulated, technical FM expertise and proven professional ethics



What does the Associate assessment include?


 Associate assessment

 Direct entry (including  CFM credential holders)

 48 hours of recorded CPD



 3,000 word summary of experience 



 2,500 word case study



 Online ethics assessment




How will I be assessed?
Here is a summary of the competency requirements you will need to demonstrate:

 Technical competencies. Choose six from the following:

 Analysis of client requirements

 Project financial control and reporting

 Building Information Modelling (BIM) management

 Property management

 Contract practice

 Supplier management

 Procurement and tendering


 Mandatory competencies. All must be covered

 Client care

 Data management

 Communication and negotiation 

 Health and safety

 Conduct rules, ethics and professional practice


 Conflict avoidance, management and dispute  resolution procedures

 Team working


Where do I take the assessment?
The assessment is taken online as it’s a written assessment. Your written submissions can be prepared and submitted while working.

How long does it take to become AssocRICS?
Depending on your experience and qualifications, once you have met the minimum requirements it will typically take six to twelve months to qualify.

Do I have to recertify?
No, as long as you maintain your RICS professional fees, adhere to the RICS rules of conduct and ethical standards and complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each year, you will be qualified as AssocRICS.

What does it cost to take the Associate Assessment?

Associate Assessment:
Candidate enrolment: USD $200
Election fee: USD $178

CFM credential holders are eligible for direct entry to AssocRICS:
Application fee: USD $200
Election fee: USD $178

RICS professional fees (subscription fees) can be found at rics.org/professionalrenewals

Find out more and enrol online at rics.org/associate