Continued Professional Development

Maintaining RICS Membership

RICS Membership Workshops

Members of the RICS must undertake at least 20 hours of CPD each year, including 10 hours of formal (or structured) learning. The RICS provide examples of formal and informal CPD to explain the difference. PRE Chartered Surveyors offers free workshops at your offices and can help plan your companies learning.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a commitment by RICS members to continually update their skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent.

CPD is important as RICS is a standards-based organisation and its members operate in a constantly changing environment e.g. new legislation. RICS expect its professionals to be competent in order to provide the best possible service. CPD is a highly beneficial career tool if it is planned and managed in the right way; it can be used to strengthen the member’s business skills and to acquire new skills/specialisms.

CPD activities must be completed by 31 December and recorded online by the following 31 January.

Courses available


  • It’s both a new technology and a new way of working.
  • Information, communication and delivery, with greater emphasis on “information”.
  • Digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility
  • Share knowledge resource, forming a reliable basis or decisions during a facility’s life cycle.
  • 3D rendered visuals for marketing.
  • Analyse the integration with existing elements and explore various design options.
  • Easy to understand for planners and client including large amounts of data for planning applications.


  • RICS is taking a lead in developing and embedding international standards which are recognised throughout the world.
  • IPMS for Office Buildings came into effect in 2014.
  • IPMS for Industrial Buildings came into effect in 2018.
  • IPMS for Retail Buildings is currently being consulted.


  • The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) which came into force in England and Wales on 1 April 2018, applies to private rented residential and non-domestic property and is aimed at encouraging landlords and property owners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties by a restriction on the grating and continuation of existing tenancies where the property has an Energy Performance Certificate Rating of F and G.

Daylight Sunlight and Rights of Light

Daylight Sunlight and Rights of Light

1. Daylight Sunlight

The Daylight and Sunlight assessments for planning applications and Environmental Impact Assessments will be covered in this talk. These tests are based on the industry standard guidelines BRE Report 209, Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight: A guide to good practice (second edition, 2011) [BRE Guidelines] .

2. Rights of Light

The focus then moves to rights of light which falls under common law. We will cover what a right of light is, how one acquires a right to light, adequate light, remedies when someone’s right to light is affected, recent judgements, radiance, and case studies.

Please contact Charlotte Fearnley to arrange a CPD on this topic:

Charlotte Fearnley
Account and Operations Manager

Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 8406 3000

Technical Due Diligence in Commercial Property

Technical Due Diligence in Commercial Property

Technical Due Diligence (TDD) reports are a key piece of information for any prospective or current asset owner.

Essentially the TDD report will go into detail about the physical condition of any given property and in recent years the demand of these surveys has increased within the UK, Europe and beyond. The reason for this is because investors, financial institutions and owner occupiers look to obtain precise and accurate detail in relation to the risks of buying and/ or selling commercial property.

For these reasons, it essential that property professionals and clients have an understanding about what TDD reports cover and their benefits.

The interactive 1 hour CPD is aimed towards Property Owners, Occupiers Asset & Fund Managers, providing an overview for due diligence acquisition or disposal of sectors of commercial buildings.

The presentation will provide an explanation of commonly found defects and issues identified during building surveys including:
• dampness in buildings,
• roofing defects,
• asbestos,
• fire protection measures.

Please contact Matt McGettigan to arrange a CPD on this topic:

Matt McGettigan BSc (Hons) MRICS MCIOB

Associate Director
Building Surveying and Project Management

T: +44 (0) 20 8406 3000

Booking a course

To arrange a free workshop or find out more about how we can assist with your CPD requirements, please get in touch.

"Jason Antill has been providing client CPD for many years at our company. Which in a fast-moving industry has made a big difference to our team knowledge."

Lewis Ellis

"It’s useful to have a mixture of relevant up to date CPD topics to choose from and with an ever-demanding workplace having a convenient time for us to listen to the CPD in our boardroom makes it simple and easy to attend."

Clearbell Capital LLP

"PRE Chartered Surveyors came to our London offices to go through and explain the RICS International Measurement Standards (IPMS). Their presentation was very clear and relevant. Since then they have also gone to our other national offices."

Colliers International