This vocational qualification is designed for existing RICS members who qualified via a different pathway but now want the knowledge and skills to be able to offer residential valuations or who are returning after a career break. Members of other professions with rights of direct entry to RICS may also be interested (e.g. CIOB, CABE etc.)
Residential valuations in the UK are required for mortgage lending, as well as for probate, investment decisions, tax, and matrimonial disputes and of course private clients.
Currently there is no vocational qualification available for existing surveyors and others who have deep understanding of residential building construction and pathology but have limited valuation skills. This certificate will be a mix of both training and assessment. Candidates will carry out valuations on a variety of real properties employing a range of valuation techniques to demonstrate that as well as having the requisite valuation knowledge, they can consistently apply that knowledge. In this way, the Certification in Valuation is different from just doing CPD in valuation.
This is currently in development. If you are a potential candidate or a stakeholder with an interest in valuation, please drop an email to Hilary Grayson, Sava’s Director of Surveying Services.