Certified Quantity Surveyor

Certified Quantity Surveyor (CQS) is an additional designation to Corporate Membership grade. It does not change a membership grade.

CQS ensures appropriately qualified and experienced Quantity Surveyors are at the forefront of the profession.

CQS is actively promoted by AIQS to Government, financial institutions and corporates, with an increasing number of those organisations requiring this standard including CBA, Westpac, NAB, ANZ, Bank of Adelaide, Department of Defence, Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works.

As a CQS, you are required to maintain and update your skills and experience through structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  Through this you will achieve best value outcomes for your clients. 

As a CQS, you:

  • Possess defined Quantity Surveying competencies that clients value
  • Have an internationally recognised badge of competence, benchmarked and transportable with standards applicable in other parts of the world
  • Are recognised by the community, industry and governments as a professional and responsible contributor to the industry
  • Have demonstrated outstanding Quantity Surveying competence and commitment to professionalism
  • Are committed to the AIQS Code of Professional Conduct.

Have confirmed a commitment to excellence and currency of knowledge through their engagement in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Click here to view the list of AIQS members who have received CQS designation.


Who can apply?

Application for Certified Quantity Surveyor (CQS) designation is available to AIQS Corporate Members in Good Standing (Corporate Membership held prior to January 2017), and new applicants to Corporate Membership.

CQS applicants must be currently undertaking Quantity Surveying work.

Applicants must not have a substantiated breach of AIQS Code of Conduct in the past 5 years. Applicants with a complaint in progress regarding a breach of the AIQS Code of Conduct will have their application for CQS designation deferred until the outcome of the complaint has been determined.

Application Process
Assessment, Appeals & Use of designation