RICS assessors play a crucial role in ensuring that only those who fulfil our ethical standards and professional competency requirements become RICS qualified professionals.

The role

Our global assessor community currently has over 3000 active assessors, who are responsible for ensuring that the high professional standards of RICS are upheld. Acting as the gatekeepers to the profession, RICS assessors generously give their time, commitment, professionalism and expertise to assess potential new professionals, either by written submission or interview. There are four roles you may perform as an RICS assessor:

  1. Associate Assessor – assessing a candidate's written submissions for the Associate qualification (AssocRICS)
  2. Preliminary reviewer – reviewing a candidate's written submissions to approve them for chartered interview (for MRICS)
  3. Interview Assessor – assessing a candidate at interview for the Chartered qualification (MRICS)
  4. Interview Chairperson – managing the interview and supporting interview assessors for the Chartered qualification (MRICS)


The exact requirements of being an RICS Assessor are dependent on the specific role you undertake. You will be required to identify your availability to assess and be able to dedicate the required time to prepare for and participate in assessments. Some key tasks you may be required to undertake include:

  • reviewing candidate submission documentation
  • preparing competency-based questions
  • participation in assessment panel interviews
  • contributing to the decision-making process
  • contributing to candidate feedback.

More information on the requirements of each role are available in the assessor guides.


To become an RICS assessor, you are required to successfully complete our assessor training course, specific to the assessor role that you are performing. The training will provide you with the required knowledge and understanding to participate in RICS assessments and ensure that irrespective of qualification route, all assessors apply a consistent approach.

To continue as an RICS assessor you must comply with the general RICS CPD requirements, complete the RICS Professionalism module every three years, and attend refresher training every three years. More information on the obligations of RICS assessors are available in the RICS assessments service level agreement.

Benefits of assessing

Being an RICS assessor is a demanding but hugely rewarding role that affords you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the qualification process and be involved in one of the key stages of a surveyor’s career. Key benefits of fulfilling this role include:

  • be part of the RICS global assessor community
  • record your assessor training as formal CPD
  • claim informal CPD hours from reading candidate submissions
  • maintain professional standards
  • update and develop your professional knowledge
  • network and share knowledge and experience with your peers
  • develop future professionals
  • gain satisfaction from giving something back to the profession.

Assessor training

As candidates come forward for assessment, we will understand how many assessors are needed, for which pathways, assessment types and geographical locations.

At that point we find out where we may have shortages for specific assessors and will then publish a call for potential assessors based on the pathways, assessment types and geographical locations where new or more assessors are required. This is when the Assessor Training will be scheduled for professionals (MRICS, FRICS and AssocRICS) who are available and meet the required areas.

If you would like to go on a waiting list for APC, SPA or Assoc Assessor or Chair Training, please email assessortraining@rics.org.

Assessment Platform

Once you have trained as an Assessor you are able to access the Assessment Platform where you would give your availability to assess, view the candidates who are assigned to your panel and their submissions, along with your co-assessors’ detail, gain access to all supporting Assessment material and request further Assessor training.

Visit the Assessment Platform

Apply to become an assessor