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Experience Guidance for Building Surveyors

Experience of performing duties commensurate with those of a Building Surveyor, has been defined by the Registration Body as follows:

“Employed on a fulltime basis for a minimum of the specified years (or the equivalent on a part time basis), with appropriate experience drawn from at least three of the following areas:

  1. Construction Technology/ Building Pathology,

  2. Building Measurement/condition surveys,

  3. Planning acts/regulations and building regulations,

And, at least one of the following areas:

  1. Design and specifications,

  2. Building services,

  3. Health & Safety regulations

  4. Contract Administration/costing

  5. Project Management

  6. Other specialisation e.g. sustainability, energy rating, fire safety, asset management conservation

  7. Such other experience as may be considered appropriate by the admissions board


Can demonstrate particular specialised knowledge in any one of these areas in recent years with prior experience in other areas”

It is recommended that you provide;

  • Name and details of previous employment

  • A list of specific projects to demonstrate the appropriate experience:

    • A detailed description of your personal involvement

    • Examples of the scope and range of your experience

    • Specific building surveying tasks undertaken

  • Any other relevant information

All information will be received in strictest confidence.