Become a Fellow Member of the SCSI

The Fellowship grade of SCSI membership represents a prestigious award that reflects the career achievements of a special group of property, land and construction professionals.  When you achieve fellowship, you join a group of professionals who stand out in the eyes of their peers, of business and of the public.

Attaining the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Fellowship is a true mark of distinction. 

Who can apply

SCSI members with a minimum of five years service, who are major achievers in their careers, are invited to apply for fellowship.

Applicants will be leaders in the profession and active SCSI members who have contributed to the profession.

How to apply

Before starting your application, applicants should review our full application guide. This will provide you with understanding the of the defined Characteristics and help you to properly represent your expertise. 

The application form details the application fees and the information you must provide.

  1. Select four characteristics from the list.
  2. Prepare evidence to demonstrate the characteristics.
  3. Complete the application form and pay application fee.
  4. Submit the application form and evidence electronically to education@scsi.ie.


The application form requires you to provide the following information:

  • Membership number
  • Personal statement on current role, practices and ambitions (maximum of 500 words)
  • Employment history
  • Academic qualifications
  • Professional qualifications
  • Written statements for each characteristic (maximum 500 words per characteristic)
  • Referee – any MRICS/MSCSI or FRICS/FSCSI
  • Confirmation of declaration


Your submission will include:

  • Application form
  • Third party evidence for each characteristic


As an SCSI member you are obliged to record your CPD. Following your application, you may be monitored in accordance with SCSI Regulation rules. You must maintain up-to-date records on your online CPD record.

Your application will be considered by a panel assigned by SCSI.

If you have unresolved complaints or other conduct issues on your SCSI or RICS record, your application cannot
be considered.

The process from application to result can take up to two months. You will be informed of the timeframe when your application is acknowledged. There may be a delay if your application is incomplete or if SCSI needs to investigate any matters of concern; you will be informed if this is the case.

Your application will either be approved or declined. If it is approved, you will be awarded fellowship. Your name will be published on the SCSI and RICS website and you will be entitled to use the designation FRICS and FSCSI.

If it is declined, SCSI will send you a statement explaining the reasons. You have the right to appeal the decision. You cannot appeal simply because you disagree with the decision of the panel. For an appeal to be successful you must be able to show fault in the way the assessment was conducted, which led to an unfair decision. Examples would be administrative error or procedural unfairness. There is an appeal fee.

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The process from application to result can take up to two months. You will be informed of the timeframe when your application is acknowledged.

There may be a delay if your application is incomplete or if SCSI needs to investigate any matters of concern; you will be informed if this is the case.

The assessment fee is €250.

Applicants can pay by credit card (you will be contacted by phone to arrange payment) or by bank transfer. 

Following election to fellowship, you will be required to pay the fellowship subscription fee. In your first year this will be the difference between any membership subscription you have paid and the fellowship subscription fee.

The panel will use the following questions to support their decisions for each characteristic.

You can use this as a checklist when reviewing your evidence.

  1. Does the achievement meet the stated definition and requirement of the characteristic?
  2. Does the third party evidence validate the written statement
  3. Is the characteristic demonstrated by an example different to the other characteristics?
  4. Is the achievement relevant to SCSI and the profession?
  5. Does the achievement demonstrate an intent to further the profession and SCSI?
  6. Does the achievement positively impact on a third party?
  7. Does the achievement promote the objectives of SCSI?
  8. Does the achievement reflect positively on SCSI?


For the characteristic to be satisfied, the answer to each question must be yes.

Read through the characteristics and the additional guidance. Consider your career against each of the characteristics.

If you are ready to apply for fellowship you should be able to match your achievements to four characteristics and identify suitable evidence.

The characteristics are grouped into four categories.

  • CHAMPION – a Member who has gained recognition by an appropriate authority.
  • EXPERT – a Member who has been verifi ed as advancing, sharing or interpreting knowledge.
  • INFLUENCER – a Member who infl uences how professionalism is perceived.
  • ROLE MODEL – a Member who exceeds standards for the advantage of clients, colleagues or the wider public


The full definition of these characteristics and their requirements are outlined in the characterstics charts in the Application Guide. 

Access the Application Guide

This section allows you to detail your career decisions and present a profile that identifies experience that positions you as an MSCSI professional who meets and exceeds expectations, of SCSI, the profession, and clients.

This can include commitment to:

  • recognition by an appropriate authority.
  • advancing, sharing or interpreting knowledge.
  • influencing how professionalism is perceived.
  • exceeding standards for the advantage of clients, colleagues or the wider public.

These details provide the platform from where the evidence presented for each characteristic may be assessed. The panel will use the details to support their decisions on each of your selected characteristics.

Address the requirements for each characteristic as stated in the characteristics table. Your statement should refer directly to what you have achieved and how this supports the characteristic, fellowship principles and category.

Write factual declarations, with sufficient detail and explanation, to demonstrate the characteristic. A brief statement or description or simple reference to current or previous job titles or employers is unlikely to contain suffi cient information.

Evidence should clearly reference achievements, actions or responsibilities. Statements should be specific to you and
avoid generalisations that could apply to other people.

For each characteristic you choose, you must include:

  • A written statement by you describing the achievement (maximum of 500 words for each characteristic).
  • Third party evidence confirming the achievement.


Identify examples of activities or responsibilities you can provide for each of your four characteristics. You must use a
different example for each characteristic.

Consider the fellowship principles for each example you have identified. Use the requirements column to frame your examples. By following the recommended details for each piece of evidence you are more likely to provide all the information the panel would need to approve the application.

You may be asked to provide supporting information if your evidence does not provide suffi cient detail.

Address the requirements for each characteristic as stated in the characteristics table. The third party document must
refer directly to what you have achieved.

Confirmation could be an email or letter from the stated third party or a report/article written by the third party that confirms your appointment/involvement. You can also reference content from a reputable website that confirms your achievement – please provide the webpage address and the content from the website.

Specific third parties are identified for each characteristic. Where stated, the third party may be your manager, a client, an SCSI member or an appropriate authority from the organisation that recognised your achievement. If possible, each third party should be diff erent and should not be the same as your referee.

Copy documents for awards, certifi cates, diplomas, citations or publications should clearly demonstrate what has been achieved/awarded/published, including your details and the details of the awarding body/publication.

Any third party evidence provided is subject to further verifi cation by SCSI staff . In order to do this, SCSI may contact your referee or the third party.

We're here to help!

Whether you are considering applying for fellowship 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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