Chartered Quantity Surveyors (MRICS) are eligible for Direct Entry to the CIQS designation Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS).

Members of CIQS at the grade CEC/ECC are eligible for Direct Entry to RICS’s Associates Membership qualification, or AssocRICS, Quantity Surveying and Construction pathway. Members with ten years professional membership of CIQS (at any grade), of which at least five years have been as PQS/ECA, are eligible for Direct Entry to the Membership qualification, or MRICS. Any PQS/ECA with less than ten years’ professional membership of CIQS (of which at least five are at PQS/ECA) is eligible for Direct Entry to AssocRICS.

More details are available online at www.ricsamericas.org/ciqs.


In December 2015, RICS/CIQS/CACQS signed a MOU to encourage a positive environment within which the Parties can work collaboratively; and provide a basis for joint action in priority areas of common interest and provide a mechanism at a senior level for continuing dialogue between RICS, CIQS and CACQS.

Memorandum Of Understanding - CACQS/CIQS/RICS Memorandum Of Understanding - CACQS/CIQS/RICS (133 KB)