Access Arrangements: Reasonable Adjustments related to a disability

RICS makes every effort to protect applicants from discrimination in accordance with the UK Equality Act 2010 (the Act) and is committed to equality of opportunity.

When applying for an assessment, RICS must consider requests for a reasonable adjustment where an applicant, who is disabled as defined by the Act, would be at a substantial disadvantage in comparison to someone who is not disabled.

A reasonable adjustment must be based on the individual needs of the applicant and their ability to access an assessment.

To apply, you should first refer to the Access Arrangements: Reasonable Adjustments policy.

If this is relevant to your circumstances, please choose the option to apply for an adjustment in the RICS Assessment Platform.

Access Arrangements: Special Considerations

A special consideration is defined as a consideration given to an applicant who has temporarily experienced a significant personal difficulty at the point of taking an assessment, for example:

  • Illness or injury
  • An event outside the applicant’s control which has or is likely to have had a significant material effect on their ability to take an assessment and demonstrate their level of attainment

Applicants undertaking the RICS Chartered assessment interview are asked by the panel at the start of the interview if they are fit and well proceed, but RICS recognises that following an assessment, an applicant may wish to submit a request, in recognition of a difficulty they have encountered at the point of taking the assessment.

Applications are made by completing a special considerations application form and must be received by RICS within 5 days of the date of the assessment.

To apply, you should first refer to the Access Arrangements: Special Considerations policy before sending your request to RICS Assessment Delivery team at