Entry pathway changes for RICS members

All existing API members who joined via the API/RICS reciprocity route may wish to consider their current status

The API has amended and adopted the following interim position for RICS members seeking membership.

MRICS/FRICS members

MRICS/FRICS Members seeking to join API are treated as follows:

• if you are a member or fellow member of RICS with 10 years’ full membership and 10 years' relevant work experience you are eligible for direct entry to AAPI (no assessment)

In practice this simply means:

• no professional interview, although API reserves the right to interview applicants. Such an interview, if determined appropriate is to be in line with the Membership Induction process in the first instance
• nomination by three API members who must be FAPI or AAPI

However, applicants must have a current CPD record meeting the API requirements and provide a resume setting out relevant experience. All applicants are required to successfully complete the following FPP modules:

• ethics and code of professional conduct
• professional standards

Those wishing to be granted the CPV certification must have also successfully completed the Risk Management Module.

See here for explanatory notes on Associate membership.

Other RICS members

All other RICS applicants to be reviewed by the Education Standards Manager who will provide guidance to both the applicant and API Division in which they apply – such guidance to be in line with the corresponding treatment by RICS of API applicants unless an alternative option is in place for the applicant.

Further information

All existing API members who joined via the API/RICS reciprocity route may wish to consider their current status and whether the changes to entry requirements will provide an immediate benefit in achieving the desired level of API membership.

RICS members wishing to apply for direct entry must complete the '' form which can be downloaded from www.api.org.au.

All other RICS applicants should complete the 'Application for admission to membership or advancement to another class of membership' form.

All forms and enquiries should be directed to below:

Education Standards Manager
API National Office
E: tkriesel@api.org.au