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This competency covers your professionalism. It requires you to understand the role of SCSI & RICS and how they work. You must have a thorough knowledge of regulations, rules of conduct and ethical codes. You should understand your role as a professional and society’s expectations of professional practice. You should also understand the general principles of law and the legal system.

These guides will assist you in understanding the ethical standards of the SCSI and RICS.

Ethics Guide

Ethics Decision Tree

Candidates should also familiarise themselves with the information at https://www.scsi.ie/Regulation/Home.

 

 

Examples of likely knowledge, skills and experience at each level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role and significance of SCSI/RICS and their functions. Your personal professional role and society’s expectations of professional practice and SCSI/RICS code of conduct and conduct regulations, including the general principles of law and the legal system, as applicable in your country of practice.

Provide evidence of practical application in your area of practice, being able to justify actions at all times and demonstrate personal commitment to the rules of conduct, ethics and SCSI/RICS standards.

Provide evidence of application of the above in your area of practice in the context of advising clients.

Examples of knowledge comprised within this level are:

 

• The structure of SCSI & RICS

• SCSI & RICS’ global and professional ethical standards

• Mandatory Professional Statements e.g. Conflicts of Interest

• Guidance notes and their status

• SCSI’s CPD policy

• The role of Professional Groups

• Bodies within the SCSI & RICS e.g. YSCS, LionHeart

• Rules of conduct for members

• Policy documents

• SCSI Bye-laws

• Government, legislation and regulation

• Common law

• Relevant case law

Examples of activities and knowledge comprised within this level are:

 

• Your involvement with SCSI

• Identifying a conflict of interest

• Transparency in professional fees

• Checking terms of appointment for compliance with SCSI/RICS rules

• Handling gifts and hospitality

• Complying with SCSI’s CPD policy for members.

 

Examples of activities and knowledge comprised within this level are:

 

• Dealing with a complaint

• Handling client’s money

• Setting up professional indemnity insurance

• Appropriate use of titles protected by the Building Control Act*

 

* Applicable to Quantity Surveyors & Building Surveyors only

 

 

 

Level 1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role and significance of SCSI/RICS and their functions. Your personal professional role and society’s expectations of professional practice and SCSI/RICS code of conduct and conduct regulations, including the general principles of law and the legal system, as applicable in your country of practice.