What does being a Chartered Surveyor mean?
Regardless of specialty, it is someone who has obtained the required academic qualifications and experience required to sit the Assessment of Professional Competence (or APC for short). This culminates in a one hour interview with a panel of two Assessors and one Chairman
If you pass it then you have demonstrated you are competent in a range of areas (in the case of the rural route, these will cover areas such as valuation, agriculture, land use, leases and lettings) and also are considered to be someone who will uphold the high standards and professionalism which have underpinned the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for over 150 years.
For more details on the Chartered Surveying profession, visit the RICS website.