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Aiming to be Aspirational

10 June 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has introduced its Aspire to Lead campaign, dedicated to professional FM education.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage both aspiring and established FM professionals, ‘in all stages’ of their careers, to become chartered in their respective fields.

RICS claims to offer the highest professional qualification for leaders in the FM sector and the only chartered FM status, setting for what it believes is the benchmark for standards across the industry.

It contends that by achieving its qualification, those in the sector can earn a salary increase of £10,000 per year as well as capitalising from a network of over 118,000 professional connections worldwide.

Through its partnership with the Building Futures Group, it offers Senior Manager and Strategic Manager Competency Certificates to provide direct entry to the RICS Associate qualification. With further relevant study and experience RICS Associates may then progress to chartered status.

“We champion the professionalisation of FM and believe that a chartered qualification helps improve consistency of standards across the discipline of strategic FM and supports development of leadership management credentials,” explained Paul Bagust, Director, FM Professional Group, RICS.

Picture: RICS - with The BFG - has introduced 'chartered' qualifications for the FM sector.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 10 June 2015


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