Associate Membership

Why Become an Associate Member?

Being an Associate member strengthens your professional credentials by demonstrating that you meet technical and commercial standards and ethical standards. 

Membership also provides opportunities to connect with other high calibre professionals. The designation AssocSCSI AssocRICS is an affiliate membership, and recognised worldwide.

How to Apply

There are two routes to associate membership. Direct entry is available for those holding accredited surveying qualifications. Non-Direct entry is available to those with non-surveying related qualifications. 

Direct Entry: Open to all with an accredited surveying qualification

Associate Membership is open to all who hold an accredited surveying related qualification recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications.

To apply for Associate Membership by Direct entry, you must complete and submit the online application form including an uploaded detailed record of CPD completed for the previous calendar year (minimum 20 hours) and an employer declaration. After submitting your online application, you will then be asked to complete an online ethics test.  

Click to access the Employer’s Declaration form and the CPD record form

Non- Direct entry: Open to all with a non-surveying related qualification

Those holding a non-SCSI surveying related qualification will be required to complete an Associate Assessment to qualify for Associate Membership. 

What is the Associate Assessment?

The Associate Assessment is comprised of a set list of skills – or competencies – set out according to a candidate’s area of specialism. These are a mixture of interpersonal, business and technical skills. In order to become an Associate, you must demonstrate the competencies for your specialism. 

This is done through the submission of documentation (desktop assessment) and the completion of an online Ethics module and test. You must successfully complete both stages in order to be elected as an Associate member.

Submission Dates

You must submit your Associate Submission Document during one of our submission windows. Submission dates are as follows:

  • 24 – 31 January
  • 23 – 30 April
  • 24 – 31 July
  • 24 – 31 October

Select your pathway of specialism. Click here to access pathway guides.

Once you have selected your pathway of specialism, you are advised to read the Candidate’s Guide which will set out the following:

    1. Stages of Application and Assessment
    2. The Role of the Associate Counsellor, Proposer and Assessors
    3. The Associate Submission
    4. Ethics Module
    5. Results


Although it is not mandatory, it is advisable that you have an SCSI member act as a Counsellor to provide advice and to review your documentation before submission.

A Counsellor can be an Associate of the Society (minimum four years), MSCSI or FSCSI. Ensure that you give a copy of the Counsellors Guide to your Counsellor to assist them in understanding and carrying out this role.

Associate Submission

Your submission will consist of a summary of experience, case study and record of Continuing Professional Development which will demonstrate your experience, competence and ability to perform in your role. You must use the Associate Assessment Submission Template and submit by email to

Assessment is entirely desktop based – your submission will be assessed by two Associate Assessors. There is no requirement for interview. Results will be issued within 4-6 weeks. Please note you will have to successfully complete the Ethics module and test to be elected an Associate.

Submission Dates 

Please note – You must submit your Associate Submission Document during one of our submission windows. Submission dates are as follows:

  • 24 – 31 January
  • 23 – 30 April
  • 24 – 31 July
  • 24 – 31 October

The fee for Associate Assessment is €300. This must be submitted to the Society by your submission deadline.

Payment can be by cheque, credit card, EFT.

Please contact Stella Foley in the Education Department,  or by phone 01 6445519 for further information.

We're here to help!

Whether you are considering associate membership, wondering about your entry route or have questions about your application, the SCSI Education team are here to help.

Call the SCSI Education team at 01 644 5500 or click to contact us by email or to book a free 1-2-1 chat.

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