|RICS and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) jointly announce a mutual recognition of membership for professionals of the two organisations today (29 November). The mutual recognition is applicable to professionals from geomatics professional group. Details of the recognition are as follows.
HKIS members to admit as RICS professionals
Corporate members of the Land Surveying Division of HKIS (FHKIS and MHKIS) may upon application to RICS be admitted as a professional member of RICS (Chartered Land Surveyor (MRICS)) and be a member of the Geomatics Professional Group, and may be entitled to all the privileges of RICS membership subject to:
a. one year post-qualification as a Corporate member of the Land Surveying Division of HKIS and professional practice relevant to the geomatics profession; and
b. the successful completion of the RICS ethics assessment prior to admission;
c. a professional interview conducted at the discretion of RICS to verify the applicant’s competence and suitability for admission to the Geomatics Professional Group.
RICS professionals to admit as HKIS members
Professional members of RICS (FRICS and MRICS) qualified as a Chartered Land Surveyor, whose principal place of practice being in Hong Kong may upon application to HKIS be admitted as a professional member of HKIS (MHKIS) in the Land Surveying Division, and may be entitled to all the privileges of HKIS membership, including the use of the designation of professional surveyors and the designatory letters, subject to:
a. one year post-qualification as a Chartered Land Surveyor and professional practice in Hong Kong relevant to the Land Surveying Division of HKIS; and
b. a professional interview conducted at the discretion of HKIS to verify the applicant’s competence and suitability for admission to the Division.
This mutual recognition of membership does not apply to any corporate member of the Land Surveying Division of HKIS, or the Geomatics Professional Group of RICS whose admission to membership is by virtue of a reciprocity agreement with another professional body.
This mutual recognition of membership offers a streamlined application process for professional surveyor membership qualifications which will allow surveying professionals to practise in both local and global markets, and ultimately benefit their portfolio and raise their professional standing worldwide.
For details and enquiries of admission, please contact RICS office in Hong Kong at e: firstname.lastname@example.org or t: +852 2537 7117; or HKIS office at e: email@example.com or t: +852 2526 3679.
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