Careers and Education
Entry requirements for professional and technician members
In order to apply for professional membership, an applicant (individual) must meet the following qualification, experience and project requirements:
- Holds a relevant bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or membership of a relevant professional body).
- Achieves a minimum of two years relevant professional experience in the profession.
- Submit a project or piece of work that will demonstrate his/her technical competencies in his/her chosen surveying discipline. For example, an applicant for ISSL’s Valuation Surveyor must submit a valuation or appraisal report as part of the membership application.
- May undertake a professional interview before being awarded Membership.
- A Technician member;
- Achieves a minimum of three years relevant experience in the profession under the supervision of a mentor (Professional member);
- Submit a project or piece of work that will demonstrate his/her technical competencies in his/her chosen surveying discipline.
In order to apply for technician membership, an applicant (individual) must meet the following qualification and experience requirements:
- Holds a relevant Associated degree or Diploma from an accredited college or university;
- Achieves a minimum of two years relevant technical experience in the profession.
After attainment of the professional member designation
Members should submit evidence of professional growth through participation in continuing professional development relevant to their surveying discipline.
Professional members of ISSL must comply with professional, technical and performance standards. ISSL has adopted internationally recognized professional standards for its professional members to apply in carrying out their work. For Valuation Surveyors, ISSL has adopted the International Valuation Standards and RICS Valuation – Global Standards (‘Red Book Global Standards‘), which incorporate the International Valuation Standards (IVS).
The Executive Board of ISSL from time-to-time issues Policies or Guidance Notes to members for the management of the affairs of ISSL.
Professional members’ obligations
In summary, all professional members of ISSL must
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct and Policies of ISSL.
- Follow appropriate standards of professional practices in the provision of their services.
- Demonstrate continuous professional development (CPD) and report the same to ISSL.
- Wherever relevant, participate in activities of ISSL to share and advance knowledge.
- Further the aims and objectives of ISSL.