The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Comepetence (APC) is the process through which Graduate Surveyors with an accredited surveying degree satisfy the RICS that they are competent to become Chartered Surveyors.
The Assessment of Professional Competence consists of diary recording experience for a specified period, Continuing professional development (vocational learning) for a specified number of hours and a Final Assessment.
Final Assessments are held in two sessions a year in Spring (session 1) and Autumn (session 2).
Final Assessment consists of a written final submission (including a 3000 word case study) and an interview of one hour which includes a 10 minute presentation and questioning across a range of declared competencies. There are two panel members and a Chairman conducting the interview, they will be trained competency based interviewers and experienced technical Chartered Surveyors.
Full membership of the Institution (MRICS) is a ‘gold standard’ for property expertise and professional ethics worldwide. The APC is a Master’s level professional qualification.
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