Become a Chartered Member

Become a Chartered Member of the leading body for property, land and construction professionals in Ireland and globally

Take your career to the next level by becoming a Chartered Member of the SCSI and the RICS and gain: 

  • GLOBAL ACCREDITATION: Achieve professional recognition

    Attain the highest professional accreditation and status for your industry. By becoming a Chartered Member of the SCSI and RICS, you not only gain elite professional standing in Ireland but also internationally, opening doors to new opportunities.

  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Expand your career & earning potential

    Fast-track your career and optimise your earning potential both in Ireland and internationally. Chartered status is the gateway to senior management roles and increased earning potential.

  • COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Set yourself apart

    Gain invaluable credibility and stand out to clients and employers. Being a Chartered Member sets you apart and ensures your CV makes its way to the top of the pile when pursuing career opportunities in Ireland and around the world.

  • VALUABLE CONNECTIONS: Build your professional network

    Connect with professionals in Ireland and across the globe and build meaningful business connections unlocking new opportunities and industry insights.

  • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Develop your skillset & expertise

    Stay ahead of the curve and grow your expertise and knowledge with our latest professional guidance, market insights, continued professional development courses, and business advice.

Step 1: Find your route to Chartered

Match your experience and qualification to find your route: 

Graduate 1

24 months of structured APC training followed by assessment
You need:
  • 0-5 years' experience
  • Accredited degree

Choose your pathway & complete the online application form. The online application will ask you to submit:

 

1. Employer, Supervisor, Counsellor Form

2. Competency Achievement Planner

3. Evidence of your accredited degree/diploma or evidence that you are enrolled on an accredited degree/diploma course

4. Your application fee

 

Support & Guidance: 

Pathway Guides 

Application Guide  

 

Need help? Book a 1-2-1 Chat

Graduate 2

12 months of structured APC training followed by assessment
You need:
  • 5-10 years' experience
  • Accredited degree

Choose your pathway & complete the online application form. The online application will ask you to submit:

1. Employer, Supervisor, Counsellor Form

2. Competency Achievement Planner

3. Resume

4. Evidence of your accredited degree/diploma or evidence that you are enrolled on an accredited degree/diploma course

5. Your application fee

 

Support & Guidance: 

Pathway Guides 

Application Guide  

 

Need help? Book a 1-2-1 Chat

 

Graduate 3

Fast-track straight to final assessment (no training period)
You need:
  • 10+ years' experience
  • Accredited degree

Choose your pathway & complete the online application form. The online application will ask you to submit:

 

1. Employer's Declaration & Sponsor Form

2. Competency Achievement Planner

3. Resume

4. Evidence of your accredited degree/diploma or evidence that you are enrolled on an accredited degree/diploma course

5. Your application fee

 

Support & Guidance:

 Pathway Guides

 Application Guide

 

 Need help? Book a 1-2-1 chat

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Professional

12 months of structured APC training followed by assessment
You need:
  • 5+ years' postgraduate experience
  • Non-accredited, surveying related* degree or Masters

Senior Professional

Fast-track straight to final assessment (no training period)
You need:
  • 5+ years' experience
  • Accredited degree
  • Senior role in industry

Senior Professional

Fast-track straight to final assessment (no training period)
You need:
  • 10+ years' experience
  • No qualification required
  • Senior role in industry

Academic

Fast-track straight to final assessment (no training period)
You need:
  • Experience teaching on an accredited programme / Academic activities relevant to the surveying profession over a three year period
  • Surveying related degree or Master's

Choose your pathway & complete the online application form. The online application will ask you to submit:

1. Employer, Supervisor, Counsellor Form

2. Competency Achievement Planner

3. Resume

4. Evidence of your degree/diploma 

5. Your application fee

 Support & Guidance: Pathway Guides

Application Guide

 Need help? Book a 1-2-1 chat 

To begin your application, please click 'get started' to contact the Education team and find out about your tailored route to chartered.

As part of the senior professional route, applicants must submit: 

1. Competency Achievement Planner

2. Resume

3. Organisation chart 

4. Your application fee

 

Resumé

In section 4 of your resumé, you should choose 4 – 5 characteristics from either the senior professional or expert status checklists. You must then write a minimum of 250 words on each characteristic citing specific examples of how you demonstrate these characteristics in your day to day work.

 

Competency Achievement Planner

List the competencies you have selected from your chosen pathway along with mandatory competencies.  You must also include the senior management competencies of:

  • Leadership
  • Managing people
  • Managing resources

 

Organisation chart

You must provide a structure chart of your organisation that clearly shows your position in relation to others in the organisation. In addition, clearly outline your position within the organisation and describe your roles and responsibilities. These should cover leadership, managing people and managing resources.

 

What happens next?

  • Your application will be reviewed by the SCSI Membership Committee and if approved, you may then register for final assessment and prepare your submission documents..
  • Please do not begin preparing your final assessment submission until approval is received from the Membership Committee.
 

To begin your application, please click 'get started' to contact the Education team and find out about your tailored route to chartered.

As part of the senior professional route, applicants must submit: 

1. Competency Achievement Planner

2. Resume

3. Organisation chart 

4. Your application fee

 

Resumé

In section 4 of your resumé, you should choose 4 – 5 characteristics from either the senior professional or expert status checklists. You must then write a minimum of 250 words on each characteristic citing specific examples of how you demonstrate these characteristics in your day to day work.

 

Competency Achievement Planner

List the competencies you have selected from your chosen pathway along with mandatory competencies.  You must also include the senior management competencies of:

  • Leadership
  • Managing people
  • Managing resources

 

Organisation chart

You must provide a structure chart of your organisation that clearly shows your position in relation to others in the organisation. In addition, clearly outline your position within the organisation and describe your roles and responsibilities. These should cover leadership, managing people and managing resources.

 

What happens next?

  • Your application will be reviewed by the SCSI Membership Committee and if approved, you may then register for final assessment and prepare your submission documents..
  • Please do not begin preparing your final assessment submission until approval is received from the Membership Committee.

This route is available for those who have undertaken academic activities relevant to the profession over a minimum of a three-year period and hold a surveying-related degree.

 

As an academic applicant you will be required to demonstrate your competence in three main areas:

  • Teaching
  • Research and Scholarship
  • External engagement / academic activities.

 

To begin your application, please contact the SCSI Education team to find out about your tailored route to chartered. As part of your application, you will need:

 

Download the Application Guide

Step 2: Choose your pathway

Find out which pathway and professional competencies are best suited to you.

Surveying is a very broad profession covering disciplines as varied as building surveying, geomatics and valuation. Because of this, when you join SCSI you must choose a sector pathway related to your surveying experience. 

During your assessment process, you will have to demonstrate your skills and knowledge related to this pathway.  Review the pathway guides and choose the one that most closely reflects your experience.

Step 3: Prepare your application

Gather the relevant paperwork for your route to chartered and where relevant line up your employer, counsellor, supervisor or sponsor. See the 'How to apply' section underneath your route.

Step 4: Submit your application

Once you've completed the online form and uploaded your supporting documents, submit your application and pay your application fee.

Step 5: Complete your APC & become Chartered

The Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) can be completed with or without structured training depending on your experience/ route.

FAQS

Surveying related courses include courses such as engineering, construction management, architecture, finance & accounting, economics etc.  Contact us at education@scsi.ie if you need guidance.

You will be required to undertake some level of structured training if you have less than 10 years of relevant work experience.

Structured training enables you to demonstrate how you have gained the skills and abilities needed to perform specific tasks or functions and therefore the required experience to achieve the competencies for your pathway.

 

The length of structured training required depends on your previous experience:

  • up to 5 years of experience requires 24 months of structured training
  • 5 to 10 years of experience requires 12 months of structured training
  • over 10 years of experience requires no structured training

Surveying is a very broad profession covering disciplines as varied as building surveying, geomatics and valuation. Because of this, when you join SCSI you must choose a sector pathway related to your surveying experience.

 

During your assessment process, you will have to demonstrate your skills and knowledge related to this pathway.  Review the pathway guides and choose the one that most closely reflects your experience.

If you are undertaking an application through Graduate Route 1, Graduate Route 2 or the Professional Route, you must appoint a supervisor and counsellor to support and guide you through your application and assessment.  Your supervisor does not need to be an SCSI Member but should be someone that you work with or report to such as a peer or line manager.

 

Your counsellor must be either an SCSI or RICS Fellow (FSCSI/FRICS) or Chartered Member (MSCSI/MRICS) and must have undertaken counsellor training with RICS or SCSI.  Your supervisor and counsellor will have an important role in signing off your application and signing off your experience during the APC process.

 

Guide for supervisors, counsellors & employers

The Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) ensures that candidates are competent and meet the high standards of professionalism required to become a chartered surveyor.

 

For the professional routes and graduate routes 2 & 3, applicants must submit a completed resume form. 

 

On the form you will be asked to relate your professional experience to the competencies from your pathway. You need to demonstrate that you have the requisite experience and competency in the areas you have chosen from your pathway.

 

You should write at least a paragraph or two for each mandatory, core and optional competency.  You can provide this information in an appended word document.  You can demonstrate your experience across a range of roles – you don’t need to restrict this to your current role.  When completing your resumé, you should refer to your pathway guide as there is detailed information for each competency that shows how you can demonstrate each one.  You should also refer to the mandatory competencies guide.

 

Be sure to provide sufficient evidence of your experience and how it relates to the competencies from your pathway, without significant evidence your application may not be accepted.

Have questions? We're here to help!

Whether you are wondering about becoming a member or needing support for your APC Journey, 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.

Find out more about SCSI Membership Opportunities

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Find out how you can start the process of transferring from the RICS to the SCSI.
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