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RICS introduces new FM qualification

21 January 2010

The new grade of associate membership at RICS - AssocRICS - provides an alternative route for FMs to its internationally recognised qualification and to careers in the property sector

RICS has extended its new grade of associate membership to include the facilities management sector. With AssocRICS it is now offering those individuals with the relevant experience or qualifications working within facilities management (FM) the chance to achieve a highly respected and internationally recognised professional qualification.
AssocRICS will provide more facility management professionals with the opportunity to gain recognition for their skills with a qualification that will certify ethical standards and competence levels. It is an entry level professional qualification that offers an alternative to the RICS graduate route for those without an RICS accredited degree.
Those professionals achieving this new qualification will benefit from being associated with RICS and their standards, which are recognised as the highest in the world.
AssocRICS offers a progressive route to chartered facilities manager status for highly skilled professionals by enabling facilities managers without a degree but with vocational competence to undertake study modules to work towards the APC.
The Associate assessment process is online and competency based, and the qualification is achieved by demonstrating that RICS standards have been met through relevant work experience and or qualifications.
Commenting Louis Armstrong, RICS chief executive said: “FM is becoming increasingly important, sophisticated and demanding. We all know how vital it is for our quality of life in buildings. The new qualification is a further building block in RICS’ strategy to raise professional standards within facilities management. As an entry-level qualification it provides an opportunity for many who would like a career in the property sector, but have previously been denied access to a professional qualification due to a lack of academic qualifications. For the first time they will have an opportunity to work towards attaining chartered status. It will help employers to recruit and develop an appropriately skilled workforce.”
In the facilities management sector RICS has recently introduced the White Book which aims to set the benchmark for best practice, raising standards and improving business performance.

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