Ralph is now a Chartered Surveyor!
Following many months of hard work, culminating in an agonising live interrogation, Ralph Birkmyre has qualified as a Chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The award recognises Ralph’s qualifications and considerable experience, and enables him to use the post-nominals “MRICS”. It doesn’t stop there either; unlike a normal qualification that you hold forever, he is required to show that he is maintaining his knowledge and expertise through regular, accredited CPD (Continuous Professional Development) and reflection.
Ralph said; “It was pretty nerve-wracking. My first attempt didn’t quite go to plan a few months ago, so I’m glad to have nailed it this time. I do feel like I’ve got the subject matter embedded in my brain forever – which is the idea, I suppose!”
Construction Director, Jim Capron said; “I’m really pleased for Ralph. Achieving Chartered status with RICS is notoriously difficult, but he has shown that if you put in the hard work, you can achieve your goals!”
RICS is The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The professional body promotes and enforces a high professional qualification and standard for those inland, real estate, construction and infrastructure, it recognises that academic and professional qualifications with relevant experience provide the skills and level of competence to become a chartered surveyor.
Asked whether he would recommend the path to others, Ralph said; “Absolutely, because the process has significantly enhanced my skills within the Quantity Surveying RICS pathway”
Achieving chartered surveyor status is globally recognised as the gold standard in the surveying industry. It has always been regarded as the hardest to obtain, but also as the highest standard across the industry, with only a 60% pass rate.
Meeting the strict requirements set out by RICS shows clients that the individual can uphold standards and codes of best practice within their role and brings increasing value to TCi.