As you move through your professional life, it is imperative that you are equipped with the right AIQS membership grade.

From Student to Graduate Grade

Once you have graduated, it is time to step up and apply for Graduate grade. As you have now entered the next stage of your professional career, it is important to highlight your competitive edge, and showcasing your AIQS Graduate membership will help you achieve this. 



From Graduate to Member Grade

Now that you have a couple of years of experience working as a built environment cost professional coupled with relevant education, it is time to apply for Member grade.  Member grade comes with greater recognition and additional benefits and is classed as a Corporate membership.  You can also apply for the CQS designation at the same time if you have had more than five years of quantity surveying experience.



From Affiliate to Member Grade

If you currently are an Affiliate member and are now working as a built environment cost professional, our Membership and Advancement policy states that, according to your experience and education, we encourage to advance to Member grade. Please note that from 2021, Affiliate members will no longer be able to use post-nominals.



From Member to Fellow Grade

Fellow grade is reserved for built environment cost professionals who have a minimum ten years in AIQS Member grade, are at a senior level in the profession, and can demonstrate a significant commitment to the profession beyond employment requirements (e.g. you have served on AIQS committees, chapter council or AIQS board).



Certified Quantity Surveyor (CQS)

Achieving CQS designation highlights to clients that you have the requisite experience and knowledge to provide exemplary quantity surveying services and clients. CQS is available to professionals who have been an AIQS corporate member (Associate/Member or Fellow) for more than three consecutive years or those who are applying for Member grade and have more than five years experience as a built environment cost professional. Please note that CQS is not a membership grade, it is a designation.  A CQS can be identified by their postnominals, for example, MAIQS, CQS as well as the CQS logo.



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