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The Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) is typically a period of structured on-the-job training and assessment.

The APC is comprised of a set list of skills — or competencies — set out by each of the Society’s Professional Groups. In order to become Chartered within one of these Professional Groups, a candidate must attain these competencies to the required level. The competencies are a mix of interpersonal, business and technical skills.

Regardless of your Route to Charter, the APC culminates in the Final Assessment — a two part process comprising submission of documentation and the sitting of a one-hour interview.

Successful completion of the APC at Final Assessment results in a candidate being elected by the Society Council as a Member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (MSCSI), a Chartered Surveyor.

Your route to charter will determine which form of APC you will be required to undertake. Please click on the links below for further information.

For further help and advice on getting started, please contact Stella Foley at or (01) 6445519.

Graduate Route 1

Graduate Route 1 is for candidates with an RICS/SCSI accredited course and limited experience (less than 5 years), or no, prior relevant experience.

Graduate Route 2

Graduate Route 2 is for candidates with and RICS/SCSI accredited course and at least five to ten years’ relevant experience.

Graduate Route 3 (Experience Route)

Graduate Route 3 is for candidates with an RICS/SCSI accredited course and at least ten years’ relevant experience.

Professional Route

The Professional Route is for those applicants with 5+ years experience and an a non-accredited degree.

Senior Professional Route

RICS/SCSI offers a route to membership specifically designed for senior professionals. Please note that in order to submit as a Senior Professional route candidate, your experience must be formally approved by the Membership Committee. As a general rule, the Membership Committee will be looking for a good range and length of leadership and management of people and resources, at an organisational level — rather than the day-to-day operation of a small-to-medium sized team. It is also important that you have worked at this level of seniority for a period of time.

Academic Route

The Academic route is for surveyors working in the academic sector, who are engaged in relevant employment.

If you are interested in enrolling on to — or learning more about — this route, please the Education and Membership Department at