Certification: RICS Associate Qualification

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Who should pursue the AssocRICS qualification?

Facility managers, technical and commercial experts with four years of FM experience or a credential recognized by RICS. CFM credential holders are eligible for direct entry meaning you could qualify without completing the written assessment. CFM credential holders would only need to complete the RICS Online Ethics Assessment in order to gain AssocRICS status. CFM and the AssocRICS ethics assessment are available for application together.

Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?

Online Exam

The assessment is taken online as it’s a written assessment. Your written submissions can be prepared and submitted while working.


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.