RICS and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland have an agreement whereby Trainees undertaking the Assessment of Professional Competence can transfer membership between RICS and the Society while continuing to record APC experience, uninterrupted.
You are obliged to register as a Trainee with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland if you are working in the Republic of Ireland. Likewise, you are obliged to register as a Trainee with the RICS if you are working outside the Republic of Ireland. If you do not register with the body in the country where you practice, your recorded experience will be inadmissible for Final Assessment.
If you are an RICS-enrolled Trainee and are intending to work in the Republic of Ireland you will need to resign RICS membership and apply to enrol with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. To transfer your RICS trainee membership please contact:
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
55 Colmore Row
If you are a Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland-enrolled Trainee and are intending to work outside of the Republic of Ireland, you will need to resign Society membership and apply to enrol with the RICS. To transfer your SCSI trainee membership please contact:
Education and Membership Department
Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
38 Merrion Square
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK will continue to mutually recognise accredited surveying qualifications and Chartered Status following the UK/EU Implementation Period ceasing at the end of 2020.
Surveyors trained in either Ireland and the UK can continue to transfer Membership to the other jurisdiction, without the need to undertake any additional measures. This will mean that, regardless of the official trade agreement between the UK and the EU, Irish and UK surveyors can continue to work much in the same manner as currently. Further information on global recognition of the Charter is available via the RICS and other Brexit related considerations are available at https://www.rics.org/eu/products/data-products/insights/the-effect-of-brexit-on-uk-construction/.