SURVEYORS in Yorkshire and Humber are celebrating after achieving the highly-acclaimed “chartered” status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
They have successfully completed the RICS’ Assessment of Professional Competence, which typically takes candidates two years to complete.
It involves structured training, including practical experience and exams, leading to full membership and increased earning potential.
Some 49 surveyors in the region were entered for the most recent RICS APC – with 22 being referred. That means Yorkshire and Humber achieved a 55% pass rate.
This is slightly lower than other northern regions – the North West scored a 67% pass rate, while 61% of surveyors in the North East successfully completed the APC.
Those that have passed can now carry the letters MRICS after their name, which is the world’s leading qualification when it comes to land, property and construction.
This is maintained by RICS which acts in the public interest, setting and regulating the highest standards of competence and integrity among its members.
David Varley, RICS regional training advisor said: “The APC is designed to be demanding, as on successful completion of it, these new professionals – many of whom have already completed a property degree – get to become chartered surveyors.
“This will set them apart from other surveyors as being more qualified and experienced; therefore it’s likely they will earn better salaries too.”