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Certificate in Residential Valuation

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 online 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.

The course is delivered online and can be carried out in your own time.

Please click here to read more information on the qualification.


The Certificate is aligned with the RICS Registered Valuers Scheme and has the backing of major employers

Who is this qualification aimed at?

  • Members of RICS who qualified via a different pathway
  • Members of RICS returning after a career break
  • Members of other professional bodies who have rights of direct entry to RICS. This could include: –
    • Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB)
    • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
    • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
    • Institution of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI)


The qualification cost is £2,500 plus VAT (£3,000 inc. VAT). There are payment options available, please contact us for more information.

Sign up to a Webinar or Visit us at a Briefing

Join us at a webinar or a face-to-face briefing where Austin Baggett (Managing Director) and Hilary Grayson (Head of Surveying Services) will be presenting and answering your questions.

We’ll be covering:

  • How the qualification has been designed for existing building professionals who want to gain the knowledge and skills to be able to offer residential valuations
  • The roles and activities that candidates will be able to successfully undertake upon completion
  • An overview of the training and how learners are assessed
  • How the qualification leads to entry into the RICS’s Registered Valuers Scheme
  • Intakes and investment required


To book your free place on our next webinar please select your date from the options below:

Wednesday 21st August – 1pm


Our next briefing will be held on Wednesday 2nd October  in Milton Keynes (MK12 5ZD), 5pm to 6.30pm. Please use the form below to book your free place or call us on 01908 442158.

Training Delivery

The Certificate in Valuation will be delivered through an online learning platform giving you flexibility as to where and when you undertake your learning.  Training materials include:

  • Workbooks
  • Webinars with experienced trainers
  • Access to RICS’s online portal iSurv
  • Access to Rightmove’s Surveyor Comparable Tool
  • Residential Property Appraisal textbook
  • Structured reading
  • Recorded Powerpoint presentations accessible online
  • Interactive activities
  • Full support from the Sava team

Contact Us

To speak to one of our Course Advisors please call 01908 442158. Alternatively, please complete the form below and we’ll get in touch.