Certified Quantity Surveyor

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

The number of AIQS members who have achieved CQS designation is on the increase. Click here to see the list of those members.

Achieving CQS designation unveils a myriad of opportunities:
> Ability to showcase to your clients and prospects that you have the requisite Quantity Surveying skills, experience and knowledge to deliver exceptional services
> Collaborate on projects with organisations that now demand the services of a CQS. These organisations include the Department of Defence, Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works, Brisbane City Council and financial institutions. This list is growing!
> Enhance your marketing collateral as you are rewarded with the official CQS logo and CQS postnominals to place alongside your existing postnominals (e.g. MAIQS, CQS). You can call yourself a Certified Quantity Surveyor
> Considering your strong risk minimisation skills and experience, insurance companies have commenced offering reduced Professional Indemnity (P.I.) Insurance premiums to CQS designated members
> Eligibility for inclusion on other AIQS registers as they become available

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